Common Sense Media, an independent nonprofit organization that helps parents and educators teach children how to be savvy users and consumers of media and technology, has created a free toolkit to help educators address the issue of cyber bullying in their schools.
For each grade level (elementary, middle, and high school), “Stand Up, Don’t Stand By” contains two of the organization’s best lessons on cyber bullying from its digital literacy and citizenship curriculum. The toolkit also includes a parent-focused “workshop in a box” to help incorporate parents into the conversation.
Research from the Pew Internet & American Life project suggests that one in three kids is a target of cyber bullying—which leaves two in three who play a different role, Common Sense Media says. “Stand Up, Don’t Stand By” is part of the group’s upcoming campaign to encourage parents and teachers to start a conversation about cyber bullying with their children and students, and support kids in taking a stand against digital harassment.