The PLEA: Cyberbullying

The PLEA: Cyberbullying

Be Proactive!

Have open conversations with teachers, parents, and other people you trust before bullying starts. By setting out some initial ground rules, you can become a better online citizen. Things to talk about could include:

  • the importance of passwords and privacy
  • the implications of sexting and sharing intimate images
  • creating a code of conduct for online behaviour
  • understanding the importance of limiting “screen time”
  • what kinds of social media accounts are appropriate
  • what kinds of social media accounts are inappropriate
  • sharing passwords with parents or trusted adults
  • establishing that phones, tablets, or computers will not be confiscated for simply coming forward to discuss an issue

It’s a good idea to have these conversations early on, as soon as you start using technology.

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