Bullying Prevention Month

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Bullying can happen to anyone. It might happen in person to you, or your friend or even someone online. People being bullied often feel powerless, alone and afraid of what the bully might do next.

A bully means to be hurtful and targets a person by name calling, embarrassing, threatening, intimidating or physically hurting their victim on more than one occasion.

Cyberbullying is the use of technology to bully an individual or a group with the intent to cause harm.

YOU CAN HELP by being a good friend and supporting anyone who is being bullied.

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Link – http://web1.uisd.net/october-is-national-bullying-prevention-month-7354

 

 

No Bullying Here!

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We have been learning how to recognise bullying and how to stand up to bullies.

The 3 types of BULLYING we talked about were:

FACE TO FACE BULLYING

INDIRECT BULLYING

CYBERBULLYING

We brainstormed our ideas about what we knew about BULLYING and created word clouds called Wordles and Tagxedos.

Here is a sample by Grade 3JS.

To see work by the following classes click on the links below.

Grade 3KH   Grade 3JS   Grade 4MM   Grade 4MA

Are you safe on the internet?

Today we welcomed Greg from  who spoke to the year 6 students, the staff and the parents about being safe on the internet.

Did you know . . .

  • that Instagram is more popular than Facebook with primary school students? (despite the age requirement being 13+)
  • that most children have never set their privacy settings to private? (this means that the photos they post can be displayed on Google images)
  • that approximately 40% of our year 6 children have been asked for personal details by someone online they do not know?
  • that the 3 most common passwords are – password, 123456 and 12345678? Using a weak password can increase the chances of being hacked and your personal details stolen.
  • that bystanders are very important in tackling cyberbullying because when they intervene or report it, bullying is more likely to stop?
  • that the photos you post online to friends you know can be screen-captured, saved and sent on to people you don’t know.
How Cybersmart are you?

 

Try the Cybersafety Kids Quiz here

 

The internet is a great place!
Let’s get ‘cyber smart’ and enjoy all the great things on it safely.