This guide has been developed for professionals who work with young people to help them understand what constitutes abusive behaviour online, the consequences of that behaviour, and where they can get help. The guide applies to professionals working in England and Wales.
Tagged with cyberbully
A thoughtful piece of writing on the public shaming of those who make foolish, naive and ignorant posts - and their subsequent, questionably deserved, downfall. Read the New York Times article here.
Hannah Smith was bombarded with vile messages telling her to kill herself. Posts on the website Ask.fm told her to drink bleach, that she was a slut, and encouraged her to take her own life. Last summer, she was found hanged in her room.
But the messages were not from internet trolls - 98% of the messages had come from the same IP address as Hannah's, with about four posts that had not.
The article in The Guardian contains some strong and abusive language and shows how James Blunt is beating the online bullies. This would be a useful resource to use with older students.
Read the article here
These call out cards cover many of the common and important areas of digital citizenship including textual harrassment. Perhaps your students could create further examples for their own use?
A creative and thoughtful animation about bullying of all kinds. The soundtrack is a powerful and impassioned poem.