National Bullying Week November 18th to November 23rd, 2013
It is time to create more awareness of what goes on month after month, year after year.
Sexting, cyberbullying, bullying and making a youth`s life a living hell is NOT what being a youth is all about.
Let`s be part of the solution and not part of the problem.
Please, do not forward any email or social network posts, that can hurt another person, even if you think it’s funny at the time. Just ask yourself, “How would I feel if this was shared?” BEFORE clicking share.
Always pause and think before you post and click “enter”. Adjust your settings so you have to actually point your mouse on “reply” rather than just “enter”. That can save YOU and another person lots of grief.
Always report cyberbullying to network administrators. If you see any sexting (photos of a sexual nature etc.) forward to http://www.cybertips.ca to prevent the spread of child pornography. Did you know that even if the person is a teenager, spreading any photos of a sexual nature is STILL considered Child Pornography. Do you want your teen to be involved with this? I don’t think so.
If you are a Bystander / Witness to cyberbullying, take a stand. If you click “like” or “share” you are actually part of the problem and only perpetuating the bullying. So think TWICE before clicking.
Parents, sit down with your children/teens and show them how to remain safe from predators but also how to be respectful and learn on-line courtesy.
Don’t click share
If you care,
Think before you click
on ANY of those pics
Clicking LIKE is very serious
Clicking SHARE spreads like a virus.
If it’s cruel don’t add to the pain
by clicking SHARE again and again.
© Cheryl-Lynn, November 15, 2013