March 26, 2012

Anonymous Cyberbullying hotline

Many schools are requiring that this to be reported --great story    Small portion: 

Anonymous bullying reporting is now required for schools by many state laws and is recommended by the major anti-bullying curriculum programs. In response, SchoolReach, a leading automated parent notification service used by public, private and parochial schools throughout the United States, has introduced the CyberBully Hotline. The CyberBully Hotline provides schools with another valuable tool of helping their students deal with all forms of bullying. The two-way communications tool allows students to instantly text an anonymous message directly to school officials and those officials can also reply anonymously in order to provide students the help they need to address the offensive bullying act.

If anyone believes that bullying doesn’t take its toll on schools, families, society and, most of all, children, consider these startling statistics*:
  • 1 out of 4 children is bullied
  • 43 percent of young people have been bullied while online
  • 35 percent of adolescents have been threatened online;
  • nearly 1 in 5 have had it happen more than once
Bullying is a problem that affects millions of students and today, child and teen bullying and cyberbullying are at an all-time high. Interestingly, forty-seven states in the United States have passed school anti-bullying legislation, many mandating anonymous bullying reporting. Yet there are no federal laws dealing directly with school bullying. This has left schools and districts searching for anti-bullying curriculum programs and effective resources to address this epidemic problem.

1 comment:

Children's Hour said...

To those following this local issue-Claude P. Dorman and Kunigunde Cigan-Dorman filed two harrassment charges against me.....both were denied by Judge Loconto in Worcester District Court.

In addition, the Dorman's under cross examiniation admitted to being the faces behind Will Worcester Wonderland......when not crying in court both were caught in numerous lies about this entire foolishness and it is nothing but foolishness.

We have secured all of the above in the court transcript except the crying.