An Educator's Perspective on Cyberbullying

The Ca.pture Project

A youth-driven digital storytelling program to capture cyberbullying stories from our city and to develop open-source digital skill building activities to empower youth to prevent, navigate and intervene in electronic bullying.

How I define cyerbullying
A way of shaming people in cyberspace.
Where I've seen it happen
My nephew got involved on Facebook. My niece experienced cyberbullying on Instagram. Students at my school often talk about each other's online presence in class.
What I think happens leading up to, during, and after cyberbullying
Often the online community gets involved prior to any parents or educators. Word spreads quickly and things escalate quickly. The damage is done before anyone can attempt to fix things.
How can I create a safer space
Make sure I monitor every board I create. If i create any online space for students to interact its my responsibility to ensure they do so respectfully. Also, frequently discuss with students what cyberbullying looks like and empower them to find ways to stop it.
What resources I use for cyberbullying in my community
"So You've been Publically Shamed", by Jon RonsonRiverhead Books; F First Edition edition (March 31 2015), ISBN-10: 1594487138 ISBN-13: 978-1594487132
This project is supported by a grant from CIRA’s Community Investment Program. CIRA’s Community Investment Program gives back by supporting initiatives and programs that help build a better online Canada.
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