Cyberbullies’ actions can have a greater and longer lasting effect than traditional physical bullying. Cyberbullying has quickly become a serious problem among children from elementary through high school. Cyberbullying leverages tools that students use most often to communicate among themselves and has increased because these tools are convenient and often free of adult oversight. They also provide the means to inflict immediate, devastating harm on the bully’s target. That’s because the bully’s message can be transmitted to and accessed by anyone in seconds, and traditional school safeguards are often ineffective. Cyberbullying has also been linked to depression, school violence, and suicide. Even if a few students participate in cyberbullying, it only takes one to do serious harm.
Check out our Cyberbullying Prevention Safety Tip video below for the definition of cyberbullying and tips to help keep your school safe.
Here are more tips that can help control cyberbullying on your campus and keep your school safe:
The SafeSchools Online Staff Training System offers an Online Safety: Cyberbullying course to provide school staff members with basic information on cyberbullying, its impact on your school, and steps you can take to reduce the threat of cyberbullying.
Our SafeSchools Alert Tip Reporting System allows students, staff, and parents to anonymously report safety concerns to school officials 24/7/365. Staff are immediately notified of every tip and can easily track and manage incidents to resolution within the web-based system.
Please contact us at [email protected] or 1-800-434-0154 to learn more about SafeSchools Training or SafeSchools Alert.