As technology and social media play an increasing role in students’ lives, it also becomes easier for them to be involved in cyber-bullying. This kit provides resources designed to spread awareness of cyber-bullying and teach how to prevent and respond to it. It includes activities targeted toward teachers, parents, kids, and teens, and they can be used in a presentation or workshop event.
What do I need to know about this activity?
The resources in this kit are provided by one of IBM’s partners, the PACER Center. For many kids and teens, connecting with peers online, through social media, and via cell phone is an important part of their social lives. Actively guiding them toward safe and compassionate use of these tools is a satisfying experience. This activity will be most effective if volunteers have skills in…
- Comfortably speaking with young people ranging from elementary to high schoolers
- Engaging audiences, especially young audiences, using multimedia presentations and handouts
- Encouraging and generating thoughtful discussion
- Overall commitment varies depending on whether your audience is just parents, just students, or both; for students, commitment can also vary based on whether all of the activity resources are used
- Time required: 2-3 hours to review the materials and prepare the ones you want to use, 1-1.5 hours for a parent presentation and 1-2 hours for a student presentation depending on how many activities you use
- IBMers can apply volunteering hours to their THINK40 total.