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Digital Citizenship

Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use.   Too often we are seeing students as well as adults misusing and abusing technology but not sure what to do. The issue is more than what the users do not know but what is considered appropriate technology usage. 


Dealing with Cyber-Bullying

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Ethical Use of Digital Resources

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Online Safety

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Bullying and Violence Prevention 
The Aldine Independent School District is proactive in addressing students' needs for safety, security and well-being.  The district's has a comprehensive disciplineStop Bullying! management program that includes positive behavioral interventions and supports that provide school-wide interventions, classroom interventions and individual student interventions.

CLICK HERE to access Aldine ISD's Bullying Prevention/Violence Prevention documents and presentations.

Bullying Prevention Documents

About Bullying
Cyberbullying Prevention
Five Tips to Help Parents Talk to their Kids About Sex & Technology
School Bully can take a Toll on your Child's Mental Health



Cyberbullying: What is it?

Cyberbullying is the willful repeated harm inflicted through electronic devices. Using the Internet, cell phones, video game systems, or other technology to send/post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person. 

How does this differ from traditional bullying? Cyberbullying tends to be more harsh than face-to-face harassment. Offenders will say things online that they would not say in person. Embarrassing or private information posted online can reach a widespread audience instantly. Cyberbullying can occur any time, day or night. The offenders can be anonymous because it is difficult to trace them. Many victims become cyberbullies themselves.

Sexting: What is it?
Sexting is the use of cell phones or computers to share racy photos and videos. Most victims initiate the act by taking the photos or videos of themselves and sending them to boyfriends/girlfriends. After pressing “SEND”, there is no control over where those racy photos end up.

Stop Bullying!

How is it done?

97% of American teens have daily access to one or all of the following: high-speed internet, cell phones, instant messaging, blogs, online videos, and personal profiles on social networking sites.

Bullies pretend to be other people online to trick others into revealing personal info

Send or forward lies or rumors about victims via text messages

Create websites or fake online profiles to make fun of another person

Post pictures of victims without their consent

Why Cyberbully?
Perpetrators think it’s no big deal
Perpetrators don’t think about consequences
Perpetrators are encouraged by friends to target “losers”
Perpetrators think everybody cyber bullies
Perpetrators think they won’t get caught

Consequences
Victim feels humiliated and helpless
Victim avoids friends and activities
Victim seeks revenge on the bully
Victims become cyber bullies themselves
Possible suicide

Prevention: “High tech” problem has “low tech” solutions
Don’t react to a cyberbully. Bullies are looking for a response from the target.
Block or delete the bully.
Save the evidence and share with school officials & law enforcement.
Encourage kids NOT to engage or forward anything that is hurtful to others.
Monitor kids' online profiles and protect it.