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
Targetting, harrassing, insulting and embarassing another person over the web.
Where I've seen it happen
Facebook and Twitter, quite often
What I think happens leading up to, during, and after cyberbullying
Prior to, there is some pre-existing conflict among two persons; during, there is a large audience who either passively watch, interject, or partake in the act; after, the bullies continue with the same or another victim, while the victim feels shame and discouragement.
How can I create a safer space
Encourage positive discussions over the web; enlist the help of other educators to share the ill-effects of cyberbullying.
What resources I use for cyberbullying in my community
Storytelling workshops that enable young people to share their stories in constructive ways, such as Thimbles.
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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