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
The use of cyber space and cyber tools to bully others to hurt them.
Online, in the media and on the Internet.
Where I've seen it happen
Online, in the media and on the internet.
What I think happens leading up to, during, and after cyberbullying
An in-person incident that gets escalated online; an online conversation that takes a nasty turn; jealousy on the part of someone and/or one or more of their friends who then turn to cyberbullying; drinking and drug use that impairs judgement.
How can I create a safer space
Provide students with an opportunity to create shared rules for a safe space and ask everyone to agree to them as well as what happens when the rules are not honored. Address all forms of bullying when they arise. Empower students to address bullying. Be a trusted adult so students can come to you to share their concerns, experiences and suggestions for solving problems.
What resources I use for cyberbullying in my community
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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