Cyberbullying: Deal with it and Ctrl Alt Delete it

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Do you race home to log in on your computer and chat? But what can you do when that user comes on, the user that won't go away and is getting nastier by the day? Now it seems you can't go to any of your favorite sites without finding something nasty posted about you.

 

This latest volume in the "Deal With It" series examines the issues of online name-calling, rumours, and threats, and provides fun and practical tips to help kids surf and ...

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Overview

Do you race home to log in on your computer and chat? But what can you do when that user comes on, the user that won't go away and is getting nastier by the day? Now it seems you can't go to any of your favorite sites without finding something nasty posted about you.

 

This latest volume in the "Deal With It" series examines the issues of online name-calling, rumours, and threats, and provides fun and practical tips to help kids surf and text safely.

 

Elaine Slavens is the former Consultant of Guidance and Social/Personal Skills for the Toronto District School Board and was previously Conflict Resolution Advisor for the Toronto Board of Education. This book reflects her deep and sympathetic understanding of young people and her experience with issues of conflict in school settings. The Deal With It Series helps adolescents cope with conflicts in everyday life and aims to promote peaceful homes, schools, and communities.

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Children's Literature - Carlee Hallman
This book defines this problem and gives helpful ideas for dealing with it. Online bullying may be used to get revenge, exclude, or scare someone. A quiz is given for the reader to decide which examples are bullying. The answers are explained. Cyberbullying is as serious as bullying in person. There may be legal repercussions. Information about the target, the bully, and the bystander are divided into sections. For the one targeted there is a page of do's and don'ts. This is followed by a multiple choice quiz with answers about things you can do to deal with the problem such as telling someone you trust, or sending a report to the site provider. Are you a bully? A quiz to help you identify traits is given. There are suggestions about how to stop being a bully with a list of do's and don'ts Bystanders also have a responsibility. A list of do's and don'ts, a quiz, and answers are provided. At the bottom of each section a recent survey provides information. "74% of teachers have heard about more than one incident of cyberbullying." Small bites of information are accompanied by colored cartoons. This is one of the "Deal With It" series. Teens will find this useful. Reviewer: Carlee Hallman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781552770375
  • Publisher: Lorimer, James & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Series: Lorimer Deal With It Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,273,573
  • Age range: 9 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Robyn Maceachern is the Provincial Youth Issues Coordinator for the Crime Prevention Section of the Ontario Provincial Police. Robyn provides presentations and training relating to online risks and exploitation. She lives in Orillia, Ontario.
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