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Stop cyberbullying day- protecting our students

06/15/2018

Stop Cyberbullying Day, launched by The Cybersmile Foundation in 2012, aims to help create an online environment where people are free to explore it’s opportunities without fear of abuse, harassment, threats or bullying.

Bringing together celebrities, businesses, schools, charities and more, Stop Cyberbullying Day stands up against cyberbullying and online abuse, encouraging people to show respect for one another.

bullying- the statistics

  • 160,000 kids per day do not attend school for fear of being bullied
  • 28% of U.S. students in grades 6–12 experienced bullying
  • Approximately 30% of young people admit to bullying others in surveys.
  • 6% of young people say they have seen bullying in their schools.
  • 16% of high school students (grades 9–12) were electronically bullied in the past year.16
  • However, 55.2% of LGBT students experienced cyberbullying.

how can you contribute to stop cyberbullying day?

  • Use the hashtag #STOPCYBERBULLYINGDAY to help spread the word
  • Fundraise! Mixing fundraising and awareness building exercises, students can both learn and have fun all in one day!
  • Why not hold an assembly? Teaching students about respect and empathy and how to become good digital citizens can help understanding and awareness of cyberbullying

how can Impero help protect vulnerable students online?

In response to bullying prevention and Anti-Bullying Week, we have a created a video to highlight the issue of cyberbullying and how life can be different with Impero Education Pro’s online safety and bullying prevention functionality.

Chloe’s story outlines the consequences of sexting, cyberbullying and suicide – only a few of the dangers and issues that students encounter online. Impero Education Pro’s keyword libraries, however, help educators to protect students from over 15 types of categorized risk including Radicalization, Drugs & Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, LGBT derogatory language, Race & Religious Hatred and Grooming.

Impero Education Pro’s extensive keyword libraries detect on the latestissues anywhere on the school’s network, including email, apps, search engines, URLs or HTML. With real-time alerts, glossary definition of terms, and screenshot and video recording evidence, Impero’s online safety functionality provides education professionals with the tools to detect on early warning signs of risk and protect vulnerable students online.

As seen throughout Chloe’s story, our anonymous reporting tool, Confide, allows students to report any concerns that they may have regarding themselves or another student, to a member of staff they trust. Using the Confide tool promotes a culture of safeguarding, welcoming students to express any worries and to assure them that they are being listened to. Furthermore, staff are notified to pressing issues and trends, so that they can be addressed before they escalate, further helping to protect vulnerable students in school.

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