Standing up, Not Standing By:
Every day, cyberbullying hurts kids and impacts the culture at your child's school. Since this issue spans homes and schools, parents and educators across the country are struggling with how to tackle it together.
- But who should lead the charge?
- What responsibilities do schools have?
- What can parent leaders do to help kids avoid this challenge presented by our digital world?
We created this free toolkit to help your PTA answer these questions and take an effective stand against cyberbullying.
Use these resources to organize a PTA Parent Education Night that will start a conversation in your school community about helping kids learn to stand up to cyberbullying.
Resources for Administrators:
In addition to Common Sense, many other organizations offer help in addressing cyberbullying. We encourage you to take advantage of the support these sites offer:
Generation Safe - iKeepSafe
National Conference of State Legislatures
Center for Safe & Responsible Internet Use
Edutopia's Digital Citizenship Roundup
Resources for Kids and Teens:
Many entertainment sites popular with kids already offer guidance on how they can stop cyberbullies. Deepen your students' learning by sharing these resources:
MTV's A Thin Line
Nickelodeon's Digital Citizen hub
That's Not Cool
Webonauts Internet Academy
NetSmartz.org Teen Center
More resources for parents:
Common Sense Media offers a wide range of advice created specifically for parents. Share these links with parents who aren't able to attend an in-school event:
Online cyberbullying tip sheet
5 things to know about cyberbullying
Bullying is everybody's business
Advice for parents on other issues