It’s back-to-school time. Sadly, that’s a time when lots of kids have to worry about bullying. While bullying has been around for a long time, it’s probably more dangerous now than ever with cyberbullying along with the traditional forms of bullying.
Even adults have to deal with lack of online civility. It’s time we all work to change things for the better.
Sites That Can Help
I have some helpful links about bullying and cyberbullying in a previous post: Do You Follow the Thumper Theory?
Here’s a website and new blog with lots of helpful information for both adults and kids: StopBullying.gov. The kids’ section has facts, videos, and games to teach kids about bullying. The main page has tabs with lots of information on bullying and cyberbullying as well as risk factors to watch for, ways to prevent bullying, ways to respond to bullying, and ways to get help.
The More You Know from NBC News has a post on Digital Literacy + Internet Safety. It includes a free eBook called Growing Up Online: A Must Have Guide for Parents, Teachers and Kids.
Follow the Golden Rule
My first-grade teacher, along with all the world’s major religions, promote some form of the Golden Rule: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we all followed those words?
“Golden Rule” Word Art Freebie (without watermark and with or without background graphic)