Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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Seattle Middle School Curriculum for CyberEducation

Seattle Schools Curriculum for Cyberbullying

Our young people are digital natives in a virtual world which most digital immigrants rarely visit – if ever. And as Seattle Police Detective Malinda Wilson says, “Puberty and the internet do not mix!” As a result, keeping our young natives safe online has become a serious challenge for parents and educators. Although issues of online predators, identity theft,intellectual property rights and gaming and addictive behaviors often make headlines, surveys tell us that cyberbullying (online bullying, harassment, intimidation and overall peer abuse) is more pervasive and seriously impacts more young people than other better known cybersafety issues.