Children have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, physically or mentally, they have a right to privacy. We all share a collective responsibility to guarantee these rights are enforced and enable children and young people to play, learn, develop, and participate, both offline and online.
In Europe, statistics and figures show, that about one in four children experience cyberbullying at some point in their lives. The impact of cyberbullying on victims is well known; it affects their self-esteem, school performance and can even lead to suicidal thoughts and attempts. Cyberbullying also has an impact on perpetrators, bystanders, parents and schools. Therefore this video is intended as a tool for all concerned:
Parents: Teach your kids empathy and talk with them about their online activities. Teachers: Help kids understand the line between funny and cruel and develop an antibullying charter in your school. Kids: If you witness cyberbullying, report it and offer your support.
Funded by the European Union Daphne programme, as part of the #DeleteCyberbullying project, COFACE and its partners aim at raising awareness about the issue of cyberbullying, what can be done to prevent and tackle it. More.....
Our objective is that this short educational video is seen by as many people as possible, because only together can we achieve what we set out to do, Delete Cyberbullying.
Join us, take a stand against cyberbullying and speak out for our children's right to be safe.
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In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have. -Lee Iacocca, automobile executive (b. 1924)
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This blog is based on my 25 years as a teacher in Ottawa, and a couple of years with NNDSB. I have time to reflect and put my experiences and opinions out there for others. Teaching is a collective experience, best shared. Visit my resume for more about my teaching background and credentials.