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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The New Trend

Do You Remember...

I can remember when I was in high school the trend at the time was AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) and that was the beginning of the social networking which inhibits a wide range of cyber-bullying. This type of technology is fascinating to young teens and adults, alike. It is what we crave: being on the internet, surfing the web, communicating without using communication skills we have all learned to foster throughout our life. We crave the excitement of speaking to someone through a computer screen. We enjoy the fast clicks of the keyboard as we type our conversation. The anticipation of what that person will say, is thrilling. Although, this form of technology can be very dangerous if we do not teach our students, our children, our future how to properly entertain the idea of using the web. Unfortunately, what is said through the internet is irreversible on some sites and it may be able to be deleted, but probably not before a handful or hundreds of people view the post.

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This blog will incorporate important Social, Ethical, & Legal Issues regarding web safety and cyber-bullying. As a school administrator, I will provide links for you to inform yourself and provide the information to your students or children. I encourage you to discuss this information with your child (if you are a parent) and I ask you to teach the web safety in all classes across our school in order to keep our students safe.


All statistics were retrieved from isafe.org.
    Cyber Bullying Statistics
  • 42% of kids have been bullied while online. 1 in 4 have had it happen more than once.
  • 35% of kids have been threatened online. Nearly 1 in 5 have had it happen more than once.
  • 21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mail or other messages.
  • 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out of 10 say it has happened more than once.
  • 53% of kids admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online. More than 1 in 3 have done it more than once.
  • 58% have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online.

  • Based on 2004 i-SAFE survey of 1,500 students grades 4-8


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