DON’T MISS TUESDAY’S EVENT! OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL TO VISIT STM
Bullying was once an act limited to playgrounds or school hallways. The Internet has opened up a whole new world of socialization for young people through e-mail, web sites, instant messaging, chat rooms, blogs and text messages. The increased use of the Internet and prevalence of computers in schools and homes has transformed bullying into a new kind of threat for children. It has given school “bullies” a new platform on which to intimidate and harass others. Cyber bullying is quickly becoming a challenging issue facing young people, parents and educators.
What is Cyber Bullying?
Cyber bullying is sending or posting harmful or cruel text or images using the Internet or other digital communication devices, including cell phones, tablets, and live online gaming.
Cyber bullying is not limited to high school students. In many cases younger children, who have grown up with computers and the Internet, have a greater knowledge of the technology and engage in online bullying more than students in older grades. There is often extensive bullying behavior in middle school-aged children.
A common assumption is that boys bully more than girls. Boys do engage in more physical bullying, but girls are often more active in cyber bullying.
Would you like to know more?
A representative of the Office of Attorney General will share the latest information on topics which are important to maintain safer communities. To learn more, please join us on Tuesday, February 27, from 7:00-8:30pm in the Family Center. This presentation is free of charge. It is not intended for children due to the direct nature of the content.
Grades 4-6 will have an age-appropriate assembly in school that morning from 9:30-10:30am and grades 7-8 will have one from 1:00-2:00pm that afternoon. Parents are welcome to attend either of those sessions, too. If you have questions, please call Mrs. Salovay, Mrs. Michaelis or Mrs. Perun.
We hope to see you on Tuesday! Thank you for your support.