Ebook on Supporting Student Safety and Mental Health in Online Environments
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and October 10 marked World Mental Health Day. To help schools address these important issues, Impero Software has created a freely downloadable ebook, Supporting Student Mental Health and Safety During Remote Learning. The ebook provides insight and advice from experts Joe Laramie, founder of the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and Holly Kelly, a former teacher who is now the regional educational technology coordinator of the Learning Technology Center of Illinois. In the ebook, they share tangible resources and tips about how to identify and address troubling behavior in an online environment, including recognizing signs of child abuse or neglect in remote learning environments, limiting cyberbullying in online learning environments, supporting mental health in schools (including COVID-specific crises and support for teachers’ mental health), and choosing appropriate technology to support student safety and mental health.
October marks National Bullying Prevention Month, an occasion initiated by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which brings together communities around the world to unite in a campaign to keep all youth safe from bullying.
Bullying behavior often emerges in childhood, and the consequences for victims can last a lifetime, but what makes a child become a bully? Researchers have continued to consider the reasons children bully their peers, increasingly finding that more than one type of bully exists.
Grey New York and Stomp Out Bullying, with clinical psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere, have created an artificial intelligence platform called “Emma” that shows how teenage brains are detrimentally affected by online bullying. A short video shows what happens to “Emma” as she’s subjected to a plethora of hateful comments.