Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Bullying & Cyberbullying
Unfortunately, bullying is making big headlines again, with several recent suicides calling our attention to the sometimes tragic consequences of cruel behavior. Personally, my heart is breaking over these stories. As a parent and teacher, I am looking at everything I can for help in how to handle bullying behavior when I see it and/or hear about it, particularly as it pertains to technology and the realm of cyberbullying. There are so many resources out there...please peruse the links in the sidebar and take a look at what's available. I would also encourage you to look at information about helping the bullies themselves, not just their victims. They need support and guidance, too.
Check out this page from the "What Adults Can Do" section of Stop Bullying Now! It may seem to apply to our younger kids more specifically, but our high school students are dealing with these issues all the time. They need a safe place to talk about it, and though they might think they can handle it on their own, that just might not be the case. Resources are out there for people of all ages.