Internet Safety 05/11/2009 (a.m.)

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on May 11, 2009
  • List of best practices for Internet Safety – Kindergarten children.

    Tags: ad4dcss, cybersafety, best practice

  • A group of high school students said recently that cyberbullying is on the rise in their schools, just as it is nationally. Cyberbullying is loosely defined as using computers or cell phones to harass or bully another. It can happen by cell phone text messages, on social networking sites and even on online games that allow chatting. “It’s growing and it’s going to continue to grow,” said Rich Horner, the police superintendent for North Franklin Township in Washington County, on the southwest side of Washington. “A lot of this stuff is kids being kids. There’s always been bullying. Now, they have more avenues to do it. It’s enough of a problem that the state attorney general’s office created a video about cyberbullying and will launch it in May, said Diana Woodside, assistant director of education and outreach.

    Tags: ad4dcss, cyberbullying

    • In a survey of 45,000 children in middle school, 85 percent said they have been cyberbullied at least once, said Parry Aftab, executive director of the Internet safety group, based in Irvington, N.Y., about 20 miles northeast of New York. Just 5 percent admitted it at the high school level, she said.

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