The internet can be a great learning tool in many ways. However, the internet also opens a special risk to children and teenagers called cyberbullying.
By Drs. Susan Foster and Kimberlee Ratliff
Faculty Members, School of Education at American Public University
To some extent, the nuances of the virtual world provide an invisible veil of anonymity and allow and excuse behaving in a pro-social manner. This perceived anonymity points to a possible lack of empathy. This means children and adolescents who have experienced the pain associated with being bullied still engage in the victimization of others. So how do we instill the necessary social and emotional skills to prevent this?
By Madeline Kronfeld
Online Learning Tips Contributor
Technology has changed the way we socialize, collaborate, and stay entertained. For the most part, these changes have been positive but there is a dark side to social networks, text messaging, and Internet forums that needs our attention. During Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, we concentrate on cyberbullying - what it is, how to prevent it, and how to help others.