Notes below came from the NBTA professional development at the Fredericton Conference Centre, May 2013.
Cyber-bullying (and Digital Citizenship)
There's no magic solution to all cyber-bullying.
Nothing has yet been developed that works every time.
But we are the adults who have a chance to influence students for good!
We, as teachers, have a role to play! A fight or bullying or material posted online all have an impact in our classroom!
Many students and parents are not aware of the importance of Digital Citizenship issues.
New Forms of Cyber-bullying
Other Criminal Code Offenses
Responses to Cyber-bullying
Often need to confirm who's fingers were at the keyboard. This is very difficult and often involves a lot of police resources to prove that a person did something specific.
Harassment are behaviours intended to disturb or upset.
"Criminal Harassment" has an element of danger and there is a reasonable fear for someone's safety.