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BULLYING ONCE REQUIRED BIG MUSCLES; TODAY, ALL IT REALLY REQUIRES ARE FAST THUMBS...

Cyberbullying is a form of bullying that is becoming very popular. The weapon is a keyboard to a computer or a cell phone. Cyberbullying is bullying with the use of technology (ex: texting, calling, instant messaging, etc.).

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http://bullycide.org/
http://cyberbullying.org/
http://stopbullying.com/
http://guardingkids.com/ (I attended a presentation workshop with the man who created this website for kids, educators, and parents - great resource!)


It is equally important to note that 70-75% of students ARE using technology appropriately!

Other Interesting Technology Facts:
- What students post online when they are younger can come back when they are applying for jobs in the future. An example was recalled by Dr. Russell Sabella that a man applying for a secret agent job was turned down because of information he posted online years and years earlier when he was a child.
- "Facebook Fired": (definition) when a person gets fired from their job or career because of something inappropriate they posted on Facebook.

Technology TIP:
  • "Treat your password like your toothbrush!"