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Cyber bullying theatre project filmed to create schools resource

A filmed live performance about online bullying has been released along with free resource packs for schools to combat the issue.

Cookies, directed by Anna Ledwich, was staged last month at Theatre Royal Haymarket in London and explores abusive behaviours such as revenge porn.

Lily Allen and Judi Dench are among the project’s supporters.

It was created by Cyberscene project director Guy Unsworth and playwright Emily Jenkins, who carried out theatre workshops in four London colleges to collate the students’ experiences of cyber bullying.

The play’s recording, filmed by video agency Kinura, was released as part of Anti Bullying Week and is available free to stream directly from the Masterclass website, along with access to the resource packs. Cookies will be available online until November 2018.

Through working with young people aged 16-19, charities Kidscape and Masterclass created the education resources, which include “drama-based creative activities” to help teachers reduce bullying as well as professional

Read more at: https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2017/cyber-bullying-theatre-project-filmed-create-schools-resource/

CYBER-BULLYING IN SCHOOLS

  • Tech-savvy pupils set up fake social media profiles to message each other
  • Four out of ten teachers say that they have had to deal with online bullying
  • Majority admit it is now their biggest worry about pupils’ behaviour on the web

Katherine Rushton Media And Technology Editor For The Daily Mail

Cyber-bullying in UK schools has increased by 40% in just 12 months and teachers admit they have NO IDEA how to …

  • Tech-savvy pupils set up fake social media profiles to message each other
  • Four out of ten teachers say that they have had to deal with online bullying
  • Majority admit it is now their biggest worry about pupils’ behaviour on the web

Katherine Rushton Media And Technology Editor For The Daily Mail

Parents are concerned over escalating reports of bullying at Safford schools

SAFFORD, AZ – Parents in Safford are outraged after being notified of escalating reports of cyberbullying at Safford Unified School District.

The cyberbullying appears to be from one female student, threatening another female student and encouraging self-harm. The alleged cyberbully also told the victim that if she did not hurt herself, then a gun would be brought to school to be used against her.

An estimated 400 students missed school Monday because of the cyberbullying within the district.

Safford School District Superintendent Ken VanWinkle sent a letter to parents, which can also be found on the district’s website, stating the following:

“To Our Staff, Students, Parents and Community Members,

As a school community, we truly care about our students and their safety at school. At times situations arise which concern us and call for action by the schools. Sometimes, these situations also involve law enforcement. When these situations involve students, we cannot release all information as it could hinder

Read more at: http://www.abc15.com/news/state/parents-are-concerned-over-escalating-reports-of-bullying-at-safford-schools

Derby schools computer software could track cyber bullying, suicide threats – KSN

DERBY, Kan. (KSNW) – A Kansas school district is exploring the idea of adding a cyber bullying and suicide prevention filter system to its students’ computers.

“We have an obligation to protect our children in any way possible,” said Derby Schools Director of Technology Dennis Elledge.

Elledge said the school board is looking into adding the free web-filtering system for schools called securly.

“It’s a monitoring solution that is provided by an internet service provider that watches specific types of things that students do on their Chromebooks,” Elledge said.

Securly’s website states it’s the first product to audit student posts on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. It also states it uses cutting edge natural language processing algorithms to flag activity on social media networks that might be indicative of cyber bullying or self harm.

“If there is something that triggers an alert saying they are doing something that indicates they are looking at

Read more at: http://ksn.com/2017/11/02/derby-schools-computer-software-could-track-cyber-bullying-suicide-threats/

Cyber Bullying to Be Addressed in Brighton Schools’ Student Handbook

October 24, 2017


For the first time, the problem of cyber bullying is being put in the Brighton Area School District student handbook. Revisions to the handbook were discussed at the Board of Education meeting Monday night.

Cyber bullying is an increasing problem

Read more at: http://whmi.com/news/article/29679

Facebook commits GBP 1 mln to support anti-bullying training in UK secondary schools

Facebook has given its backing to a scheme that brings anti-bullying training to UK secondary schools by committing GBP 1 million for its future funding. Run by Childnet International and the Diana Award, the “digital safety ambassador” programme aims to train one student in every school participating in the initiative, creating digital ambassadors for the anti-bullying campaign.

The news follows the publication of a green paper on the government’s strategy for online safety, urging social media companies to step up their involvement in the fight against cyber-bullying.

Read more at: https://www.telecompaper.com/news/facebook-commits-gbp-1-mln-to-support-anti-bullying-training-in-uk-secondary-schools--1216231

Facebook helps children to fight cyber bullying in UK schools

LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook said on Monday it would fund young “digital safety ambassadors” in every secondary school in Britain to help students tackle cyber bullying and other online dangers.

The U.S company is partnering charities The Diana Award and Childnet International to train young people to act as mentors in 4,500 schools over the next two years, it said.

Facebook’s head of global safety policy Antigone Davis said the social network had already developed safety features on the platform, such as online reporting tools, and it was now taking that commitment offline.

“We’ve heard from kids that actually three out of four of them would prefer to talk to somebody their own age about these issues, so giving young people the skills they need to be that kind of a mentor is really important to us,” she said.

Nearly all cases of cyber bullying were linked to people known

Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-facebook-bullying/facebook-helps-children-to-fight-cyber-bullying-in-uk-schools-idUSKBN1CL1LN

Facebook helps children to fight cyber bullying in UK schools

Reuters

LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Facebook said on Monday it would fund young “digital safety ambassadors” in every secondary school in Britain to help students tackle cyber bullying and other online dangers.

The U.S company is partnering charities The Diana Award and Childnet International to train young people to act as mentors in 4,500 schools over the next two years, it said.

Facebook’s head of global safety policy Antigone Davis said the social network had already developed safety features on the platform, such as online reporting tools, and it was now taking that commitment offline.

Nearly all cases of cyber bullying were linked to people known to victims from school or other parts of their lives, she said.

As

Read more at: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/facebook-helps-children-to-fight-cyber-bullying-in-uk-schools-20171016-00570

Local schools take action against cyber bullying

According to statistics at bullingstatistic.org, over half of all adolescents and teens have been bullied online and over 25 percent of those young people have been bullied repeatedly. This issue can also be found among Galt students. According to Ron Rammer, principal at McCaffery Middle School, about five percent of his students have been cyber bullied even though the highest percentages can be found among high school students.

“If we are made aware of an incident, we try to download the messages, involve our school resource officer and parents,” Rammer said. “School consequences of varying degrees are given to the perpetrator. Administration and the school counselor try to keep an eye on the situation to make sure it does not continue.”

According to Donna Mayo-Whitlock, director of educational services for Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD), each year the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office speaks with eighth graders on cyber bullying

Read more at: http://www.galtheraldonline.com/lifestyle/local-schools-take-action-against-cyber-bullying/article_ef5ceac4-af7a-11e7-9e18-47bbf66570e5.html