Cyber-bullying Prevention

Posted On: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Bullying and Cyberbullying are issues that Lakewood students may encounter while at school or at home.  To combat bullying, Harding MS has established the Friends of Rachel club, Harding Ambassadors, and PRIDE Program to help students develop positive interactions with each other while at school and at home.  Because of the rapidly changing environment online, however, Internet safety is an issue that our students need to understand.

On February 11, Don Stanko, a Columbus police officer and President of the Columbus based Digital Innocence Recovery Group, presented to Harding students his message to prevent cyber-bullying and to raise awareness of Internet safety.  Stanko touched on definitions and effects of face-to-face and cyber-bullying, current apps that may create opportunities for cyber-bullying, and how to stay safe while on the Internet.

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