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FACEBOOK and Cyberbullying

posted Mar 10, 2016, 10:07 AM by Thom Schnellinger   [ updated Mar 10, 2016, 10:25 AM ]

It has come to our attention that a number of our students are utilizing FACEBOOK for both appropriate and inappropriate communications.
Good things happen on FACEBOOK! But, we have students that have unfettered access to FACEBOOK via their  computers and cellphones 24/7. The communications occur via variety of "friends' .  Inappropropriate communication "cyberbullying" can take place. It can be disturbing  and illegal. This can take a tremendous sum of time from students  studies and staff.
I ask the adults,  please monitor your child's activities.  There is no way a student can randomly manage 900 "friends".  With that example, if an inappropriate comment is made and it offends 10%, that's 90 individuals  that could be potentially posting back.  If the account is open this would include all the people  that our conversing outside your child's immediate circle of "friends". This creates too many variables outside of the school or parents control. Clearly, the ramifications are exponential.  To reduce "cyberbullying" and its effect, be in control of the communication devices in your home. Your student  should be intentional and selective about "friends". Please read the attached file article on"cyberbullying"  and social media concerns. Discuss this with your student regarding safeguards and sound social media skills.
Know who your student has for "friends".  Monitor FACEBOOK.   . 

Tools to STOP "cyberbullying: 
UNFRIEND  (you don't need 900 friends)
Make the account PRIVATE
CLOSE or SUSPEND the account

Your help in very much appreciated. 

Thank you. Mr. Schnellinger

Thom Schnellinger,
Mar 10, 2016, 10:07 AM
Thom Schnellinger,
Mar 10, 2016, 10:09 AM