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Trolls, Catfish, Cyberbullies—Oh My! How to Help Students Stay ‘Internet Kind’

Ed Surge – Donnie Piercey

“When I ask my fifth graders what they know about Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, and SnapChat, I’m often met with stories about the dangers of cyberbullying or unavoidability of Internet trolls trying to tear down a harmless video they posted on Youtube. Unfortunately, these negative behaviors aren’t just coming from strangers. Students and classmates bully each other online, too, and it’s pretty awful when it happens. This week it may be via email, next week it may be a snide comment on their older sister’s Instagram account. The fact is the Internet can be a big, scary place for kids, and some students are starting to accept this as the norm.”(more)

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