I read a couple online articles recently that boggled my mind. The title of a recent blog from ZDNet was:
Does cyberbullying exist? YES
Is technology to blame? NO
Blaming technology for cyber bullying is like blaming the swing set or the teeter totter for playground bullying.
Cyber bullying is very real, very hurtful, very serious…and only the tip of the iceberg.
The effects of bullying and cyber bullying on students can lead to suicide, loneliness, low self-esteem, aggression, vandalism, weapons, truancy, lawsuits and much more.
Student safety is a HUGE passion of mine and I hope every school leader, school board and community leader will join me in making a difference. I want to hear your ideas, your thoughts and your concerns, and I invite anyone interested in student safety or cyber bullying to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.730.0090, or visit www.mysafeschoolzone.com to learn more about Awareity’s services.