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After Fla. shooting, schools tighten security, field threats and reassure parents - The

After Fla. shooting, schools tighten security, field threats and reassure parents - The | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it
At Northwest High, more than 600 parents picked up their children after an online threat.
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More than 1,000 pupils penalised for phones in GCSE and A-level exams

More than 1,000 pupils penalised for phones in GCSE and A-level exams | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it
Ofqual data for 2017 exams in England shows 25% rise in number of penalties issued to students for trying to cheat
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Parent on Hamilton Southeastern School Board raises concerns over book

Parent on Hamilton Southeastern School Board raises concerns over book | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it
One parent on the Hamilton Southeastern School Board is raising some concerns over a book on a summer reading list.
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Graphic Scenes apart, The Kite Runner might be safely read in senior classes (11-12). The book is a description of a world in chaos, which is a metaphorical reality. One might argue that the graphic scenes of physical exploitation might be difficult to discuss with family members, however so much of our good literature is like this, take for example Khushwant Singh's A Train to Pakistan which has similar graphic descriptions although not of a forced kind. School teachers who prepare a reading list should read books carefully before recommending them. The reading list should be age appropriate besides having the desired Lexile score.
 
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48% of young people have so many problems they can't focus at school

48% of young people have so many problems they can't focus at school | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it
Half of young people have so many emotional problems they cannot concentrate at school, while one in ten young people claim they don't know anyone who 'really cares' about them.
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48% of young people have so many problems they can't focus at school! Ever wondered why eighth or ninth graders tend to be restless and withdrawn at times? The noisiness and sometimes erratic behavior could be because many of them could be suffering from the stress of handling so many problems. Often there are claims that nobody loves them at home! The daily demands of life, poor work life balance, graveyard shifts of working parents, reduced time spent with parents, all of them are reasons why young students in schools are so stressed up and can't focus in class. Teachers should, therefore, treat such behavior tactfully!
 
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Could your primary school be making your child ill?

Could your primary school be making your child ill? | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it
Rentokil Specialist Hygiene analysed levels of bacteria in a large primary school based in the south of England. They found the site to contain levels exceeding what is considered 'normal'.
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Primary schools,  could be making children ill! The number of bacteria found on door handles and chairs can be alarming. Although the human body can resist these germs, children can be at risk. Maintaining good hygiene, regular washing of hands, washing of hands before and after meals can help.
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Hillary Clinton walks tightrope on education

Hillary Clinton walks tightrope on education | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it
The Democratic candidate must find a delicate balance between the interests of the teachers' unions and the reformists
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Greater accountabilility within autonomy, standardization and having a common framework in the form of the Common Core State Standards will be a must, if reforms are to be introduced into US Education!
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Most students are not thinking: Michael O'Sullivan

Most students are not thinking: Michael O'Sullivan | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it
Read more about Most students are not thinking: Michael O'Sullivan on Business Standard. Interview with Global chief executive, Cambridge International Examinations
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I agree that most students are not thinking, and that is because of the limitations of the kind of pedagogy that is being followed in schools. CBSE is a board that caters to a huge variety of students, both in terms of economic status and in terms of availabiltiy of infrastructure. In other words, you might have a first generation learner and a learner who belongs to a family of professionals attempting the same paper. I wonder how well IGCSE or IB would cope with the huge variety of learners that the CBSE is catering to. Provinding differential assessments for such a large number of students might be an impossible task, till then, I guess most of us need to stick with CBSE.
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Cyber-bullying trolls target more WA adults

Cyber-bullying trolls target more WA adults | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it
CYBER-bullying is not just a problem affecting WA teenagers, with new figures showing people aged in their 30s and 40s are among the most highly targeted.
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Cyber-bullying is targetting more and more people who are adults and are in their thirties and forties. Looking at trends it is clear that cyber-bullying targets not just school going children but adults too. With students being allowed to bring their mobile phones into classrooms, there is always a strong possibility that they might take videos of their teachers and share them on social networking sites. In many cases these videos might show them in poor condition, as for example scolding the class for not bringing in their notebooks or not paying attention. Videos taken without the permission of the subject, and often meant to make fun of any one, even an adult can have wide ranging repercussions. Take for an instance where an adult lecturer in a college in the west resigned from her post because she was cyber-bullied by her students. Before going however she remonstrated with the perpetrators and asked them how her own teenaged children would feel on seeing the comments that the students had posted about her on a social networking site. A lot of incidents take place even in India, where teachers who have been a little strict, have been targetted by their students. All this makes it apparent that no one is safe from cyber-bullying, not even adults!

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Indian American Teen Pulling Out All the Stops to End Cyber Bullying

Indian American Teen Pulling Out All the Stops to End Cyber Bullying | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it
Instead of waiting around for someone else to take action, a 15-year-old Indian American girl from Naperville, Ill., has taken the bull by the horns in an attempt to put an end to cyber bullying.
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A good step taken by a young Indian American girl indeed. The app could help a great deal. Young children especially in the age group of ten to sixteen are more vulnerable to cyber bullying, this is because at this age they are more conscious of their own looks and people's opinions about them.

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Solutions for Cyber Bullying

Solutions for Cyber Bullying | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it
Learn about cyber bullying and the Solutions for Cyber Bullying today!
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A most informative article on cyber bullying that not only attempts to define cyber bullying, but also provides workable solutions to the problem. With the internet making its presence felt in all spheres of life, we cannot deny that its advantages are offset by its disadvantages! However with times to come, I am sure that people will find ways of using the internet more responsibly and effectively. With working parents spending less and less time with their children, it has become very important for children to share their problems, and feelings with someone that can be trusted. Talking itslelf can be a great antidote to the damage that can be caused to the psyche by incidents of cyber bullying. I guess assigning responsible teachers to run  a robust mentoring system in schools is the first important step that we must take to fight against the problem of cyber bullying!

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Destina Yesilbas's curator insight, March 20, 2016 9:25 AM

A most informative article on cyber bullying that not only attempts to define cyber bullying, but also provides workable solutions to the problem. With the internet making its presence felt in all spheres of life, we cannot deny that its advantages are offset by its disadvantages! However with times to come, I am sure that people will find ways of using the internet more responsibly and effectively. With working parents spending less and less time with their children, it has become very important for children to share their problems, and feelings with someone that can be trusted. Talking itslelf can be a great antidote to the damage that can be caused to the psyche by incidents of cyber bullying. I guess assigning responsible teachers to run  a robust mentoring system in schools is the first important step that we must take to fight against the problem of cyber bullying!

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What is Cyber Bullying? |NoBullying|

What is Cyber Bullying? |NoBullying| | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it
What is CyberBullying ? NoBullying gives you the complete answer to this troubling question: What is CyberBullying and how to stop cyber bullying!
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This is an important article which defines cyberbullying.We need to keep re-visiting defining features of this form of bullying. Also, it is important to share documents such as this one with our children. As far as girls being more likely to fall victim to this crime, well I just wouldn't agree that this is so, because cyber-bullies might not discriminate between genders, it is just that displaying their power over hapless victims satisfies their sadistic cravings to dominate.

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Destina Yesilbas's curator insight, March 20, 2016 9:26 AM

This is an important article which defines cyberbullying.We need to keep re-visiting defining features of this form of bullying. Also, it is important to share documents such as this one with our children. As far as girls being more likely to fall victim to this crime, well I just wouldn't agree that this is so, because cyber-bullies might not discriminate between genders, it is just that displaying their power over hapless victims satisfies their sadistic cravings to dominate.

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5 things you need to know about protecting your child from cyber-bullying - memeburn

5 things you need to know about protecting your child from cyber-bullying - memeburn | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it

Un5 things you need to know about protecting your child from cyber-bullying via memeburn http://t.co/G3RGnweu0Q

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Unfortunately, the advent of the smartphone has exacerbated the problem of cyberbullying! The availability of internet, and lax rules about joining social networking sites has made not just children, but even teenagers victims of trolls in cyberspace. The five things mentioned in the write up are pertinent and important, although perhaps the most important is to connect with your child, not know who her or his friends are, and for me specially, it is a good idea to me friends with your child on the social networking site. This way you will be aware about the goings on your child's page.

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Toddler with Rare Disorder Becomes Victim of Cruel Cyberbullying - KTLA

Toddler with Rare Disorder Becomes Victim of Cruel Cyberbullying - KTLA | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it

hA 2-year-old girl who suffers from a rare genetic condition became the target of cyber-bulling after her mother posted the child's birthday picture online last month. Kyra Pringle, didn't think twi...

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It so happens that children who are different from others are affected the most by cyber bullying. This is all about the majority forcing compliance on the minority. Talk about the crowd mentality where the crowd forces the victim to conform!

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Children at ‘significant’ social media risk

Children at ‘significant’ social media risk | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it
Children aren't getting enough guidance to cope with the emotional demands that social media puts on them, according to new report.
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Teacher calls the POLICE over parents' Christmas play fury

Teacher calls the POLICE over parents' Christmas play fury | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it
Families stormed Windsor Clive Primary School in the Ely area of Cardiff, after devastated pupils were allegedly rebuked for their poor theatrical performances.
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This seems to be a classic case of mass hysteria based on hearsay and distorted facts. Teachers and head teachers often become targets of parental anger caused by irrational thought. There should always be a thorough investigation of such cases. It is high time we thought about the stress that teachers go through as a result of having to handle a bunch of highly energetic kids. Times have changed and it is high time we gave teachers the respect they deserve. The best we can do is to be more rational and to give others the benefit of doubt before jumping on to the bandwagon and blaming others for things they might not have done!
 
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Family of teen who hanged himself sues school for ignoring bullying

Family of teen who hanged himself sues school for ignoring bullying | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it
Daniel Fitzpatrick committed suicide at his Staten Island home in August 2016. He had written a two-page letter detailing the bullying he suffered at the Holy Angels Catholic Academy.
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Bullying can lead to suicide as this report about a teen hanging himself indicates. Unfortunately, many schools are not equipped to tackle such cases. School manuals need to contain a separate section on bullying.
 
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Classroom Analytics Can Have Big Impact on Educational Outcomes

Classroom Analytics Can Have Big Impact on Educational Outcomes | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it
Collecting student data can be a great source of insight, but best practices for privacy and security must be followed.
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Scientifically collected classroom data is the key to successful reforms in pedagogy. Existing school curriculum and syllabus can be tweaked based on the analysis of classroom data. It is important for Governments and education departments to collect data, and analyse it before introducing drastic reforms in education which might bring down the standard of education further. Knee-jerk introduction of changes can damage the system further. When the CCE was introduced in India, it did not take into consideration the fact that a large number of Govenment schools have classroom strengths of seventy or more! One needs to be aware of the grassroot level problems before introducing changes. Classroom analytics when done properly will help align reforms in education with real life conditions!
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Suspending Students From School: Does it Work? | Edudemic

Suspending Students From School: Does it Work? | Edudemic | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it
The high numbers of suspensions in US schools have sparked an important debate among educators, parents, physicians and lawmakers on its effectiveness.
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The success of suspending students from school will depend on various factors, including social,emotional, and cultural and financial factors. There are students who look forward to suspensions from school. Some students enjoy in-house supensions, especially if there are two or more, because they can then have 'fun time,' with their cohorts. Suspension of any kind should be supervised to ensure that the suspension is being followed in the 'true spirit.' A better alternative to suspension would be to send the child to do community service.
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School is not always a safe place for students with disability – this has to change

School is not always a safe place for students with disability – this has to change | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it
Students with disability are experiencing a range of harms in schools, and teachers are struggling to support students with increasingly complex needs.
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Schools might not be safe for differently abled children because of the fact that few schools spend time and resources to sensitize students and teachers about the needs of the differently abled. I am lucky to work in a school that runs an Enrichment programme for the differently abled, and we come across the children who share the campus with us. 
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A growing number of children are self-harming, a new survey says

A growing number of children are self-harming, a new survey says | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it
Growing number of children are self-harming or harbouring suicidal thoughts as mental health problems amongst pupils rise, says a newly-published survey of headteachers.
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A growing number of students all over the world are self-harming themselves. I have heard of students inflicting wounds on themselves. Sometimes, a brief shift of the sleeve will reveal scars on the wrist! In many cases, self-harm is  a cry for help. It is also a defence mechanism which students use to convert emotional trauma into a feeling of physical pain. Unfortunately, this becomes a practice to which students become addicted to. Pain, can become addictive in the long run.Teachers and parents need to become more alert in cases where tendencies to indulge in self-harm have been reported by school counsellors.
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A growing number of students all over the world are self-harming themselves. I have heard of students inflicting wounds on themselves. Sometimes, a brief shift of the sleeve will reveal scars on the wrist! In many cases, self-harm is  a cry for help. It is also a defence mechanism which students use to convert emotional trauma into a feeling of physical pain. Unfortunately, this becomes a practice to which students become addicted to. Pain, can become addictive in the long run.Teachers and parents need to become more alert in cases where tendencies to indulge in self-harm have been reported by school counsellors.
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Searching for the line between free speech and cyber bullying - Vancity Buzz

Searching for the line between free speech and cyber bullying - Vancity Buzz | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it
When does free speech become cyber bullying, or a negative review become slander? Plus three tips for writing online reviews.
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Free speech can never be allowed to be an excuse for cyber-bullyimg! 

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Free speech can never be allowed to be an excuse for cyber-bullyimg! 

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Could Facebook's new 'dislike' button lead to more cyber-bullying? - Stuff.co.nz

Could Facebook's new 'dislike' button lead to more cyber-bullying? - Stuff.co.nz | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it
Will a Facebook "dislike" button lead to more cyber-bullying?
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This something we need to think about. Imagine a teenager posting a selfie on facebook and the dislike button was pressed more times than the like button, would that not constitute cyber bullying?

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Children Who Killed Themselves As a Result of Cyber Bullying On Ask.fm

Children Who Killed Themselves As a Result of Cyber Bullying On Ask.fm. Share this video and help prevent cyber bullying.
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Some of the comments  posted on Ask.fm. can be really nasty, and it would be an understatement to say that the comments  often about a third person can be disgusting and in bad taste. Often these are  conversations between two or more people about a third person. Comments such as these often have a traumatic effect on the victim as is proved by the videos posted in the scooped article. Public villification cannot be tolerated by young minds and it is such people that we need to protect, by making norms for registering into such social networking sites more stringent (Like you can register only if you are eighteen, or perhaps you be registered only if you are recommended by an existing member...etc).

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Some of the comments  posted on Ask.fm. can be really nasty, and it would be an understatement to say that the comments  often about a third person can be disgusting and in bad taste. Often these are  conversations between two or more people about a third person. Comments such as these often have a traumatic effect on the victim as is proved by the videos posted in the scooped article. Public villification cannot be tolerated by young minds and it is such people that we need to protect, by making norms for registering into such social networking sites more stringent (Like you can register only if you are eighteen, or perhaps you be registered only if you are recommended by an existing member...etc).

Venuti Charlotte's curator insight, March 21, 2016 11:54 AM

Some of the comments  posted on Ask.fm. can be really nasty, and it would be an understatement to say that the comments  often about a third person can be disgusting and in bad taste. Often these are  conversations between two or more people about a third person. Comments such as these often have a traumatic effect on the victim as is proved by the videos posted in the scooped article. Public villification cannot be tolerated by young minds and it is such people that we need to protect, by making norms for registering into such social networking sites more stringent (Like you can register only if you are eighteen, or perhaps you be registered only if you are recommended by an existing member...etc).

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Developer Rachel Byrk Commits Suicide After Months of Cyber Bullying

Developer Rachel Byrk Commits Suicide After Months of Cyber Bullying | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it
Transgender game developer Rachel Byrk was told by cyber bullies to jump off a bridge, in the end th...
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Cyberbullying is a matter of concern not just because it affects children, but then in its most virulent form it can cause emotional trauma leading to suicidal tendencies even in adults. The take away from this article is that even adults are not safe from cyber attacks and trolls who are out to have a field day by attacking susceptible victims of all ages!

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An Illustrated Celebration of the Many Things Home Can Mean

An Illustrated Celebration of the Many Things Home Can Mean | cyber-bullying | Scoop.it

“Home,” Maya Angelou wrote in her magnificent meditation on belonging and (not) growing up, “is that youthful region where a child is the only real living inhabitant.”

 

Indeed, it seems that only for children, with their purity of feeling and their ability to“mediate the ideal and the real,” does the Venn diagram of home and house integrate into one fully overlapping circle. In adulthood, the circles drift further and further apart as we begin to project our conflicted dream-home ideals onto our real houses.In the impossibly wonderful Home (public library), illustrator and children’s book author Carson Ellis presents an imaginative taxonomy of houses and a celebration of the wildly different kinds of people who call them home...


Via Jeff Domansky
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A must see picture that evokes a myriad metaphors for home! A metaphor of hope, joy, success, oneness and belonging, the home and the family are the basic units of a society, often in happier times, a place of rest and a place of security. But then this is about happy homes and not the 'other homes!' The Happy Home is an antidote for bullying of all kinds, even cyberbullying thrown in!

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Absolutely inspiring creativity and design. Thanks to brilliant curator Maria Popova at Brain Pickings for sharing. A sweet reminder that despite our different walks of life, we have in common a shared longing to belong. Recommended viewing. 10/10

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