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
Using an online platform to intentionally harm another individual. This often impacts both parties both online and in person. It ranges in frequency, severity and how it is recieved, but it always creates a negative impact.
Where I've seen it happen
M: On the comment section of a grade 8 graduation photo on facebook W: On a social media account where a model snapped a photo at her gym of another guest, nude coming out of the shower in the locker room.
What I think happens leading up to, during, and after cyberbullying
Bully: Insecurity, Sense of control, Conflicted emotion (Shame/Power), Victim: Nothing, helplessness, fear.
How can I create a safer space
Active citizenship (ex. reporting, standing up for victim), reaching out to support all parties involved. ICT companies to work collaboratively with their users to create safety measures that are effective.
What resources I use for cyberbullying in my community
M: I reported a user on FB.
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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