In the upcoming weeks, we will be covering Internet Safety and Cyberbullying.
Social media and text messages are vital to many students’ social lives. Students use them to make weekend plans, support one another after a breakup, or commiserate about that difficult test. But sometimes students cross the line and use technology to bully or harass other students. We’ve all heard the stories about victims of cyberbullying — some choose to change schools and some even commit suicide.
The best approach to protecting students against cyberbullying is to be proactive and create guidelines before problems arise. In an effort to provide a safe place to report these instances, I am always available in person, by email, or you may report by taking a screenshot of the bullying messages and drop into the Google Drive here: Cyberbullying Report System.
Please know that the old adage "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me..." is far from reality. Mental and emotional health is just as important, if not more so, than our children's physical health. Whether a person is physically harmed, or emotionally, it needs to be addressed.
Monday, January 8th--Return to School
Monday, January 15th--No School
Wednesday, January 31st--Refuse to Use Project Due
(Updated: due Friday February 2nd)
I am a Health Education major from the University of Florida, with background experience in adult education working with our local hospital for women and babies. A mother of three with a deeply rooted commitment to my students. I strive to promote healthy lifestyles and awareness.