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LFISD to Address Cyberbullying with Special Presentation


Digital Trust Foundation funded a study for Cyperbullying Research Center with respect to online bullying , the research provided this definition of  cyperbullying:

Cyberbullying is when someone repeatedly threatens, harasses, mistreats, or makes fun of another person (on purpose) online or while using cell phones or other electronic devices.

Based on this definition, 34% of students had experienced cyberbullying in their lifetime (17% within the last 30 days). Four out of five of the students who were cyberbullied said mean comments were posted about them online, while 70% said someone spread rumors about them online. Notably, nearly two-thirds (64%) of the students who experienced cyberbullying stated that it really affected their ability to learn and feel safe at school.

In addition, 12% of the students admitted that they had cyberbullied others at some point in their lifetime (6% in the previous 30 days). The most commonly reported behaviors included spreading rumors online (60%), posting mean comments online (58%), or threatening to hurt someone online (54%). Girls were more likely to have been bullied online at some point in their lifetime (though when looking at recent experiences there was no difference), while boys were more likely to have bullied others online.”

As part of LFISD year long program to increase anti-bullying awareness, Officer Richard Uribe  will presenting a  Cyberbullying Presentation at La  Feria High School  on November 30, 2016.

For additional information please call LFISD Administration at 956-797-8300.

Lets show our children that we support them by attending this presentation and learning more about cyberbullying.


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