Attention Parents and Students. Please read the notice below together.
How to Handle Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is an inappropriate use of the Internet, email accounts, Facebook, and cell phones, to intimidate, threaten, or harass others.
- If they don’t get a rise out of you, they’ll probably stop. So ignore it and especially don’t retaliate.
- Contact the police if someone threatens you.
- Block the communications. For example, if someone is posting nasty comments on your Facebook, immediately remove the person from your Friend List and delete the comments.
- Don’t post or send information that others could use against you.
- Try to figure out who the cyberbully is, and bring it to the attention of your teacher and Principal.
- Tell the bully to stop. Have your parents call their parents.
- Send the material the cyberbully has posted to his or her parents and ask them to make him or her stop.
- Report bullies to the Web site, Internet service provider or cell phone company.
To see the new public service ad campaign aimed at cyberbullying, please click here http://www.ncpc.org/newsroom/current-campaigns/cyberbullying/.
Claire Lilienthal will not tolerate cyberbullies. We will use our SFUSD Student Handbook to enforce this with zero tolerance, using current anti-bully and anti-slur policies, and will consider the Internet an extension of our school yard. We know parents and students will work together to monitor appropriate home computer use. At school, SFUSD provides an automatic block on particular sites, and all use is monitored 100% of the time. School administration will not hesitate to contact the San Francisco Police Department for suspected cyberbullying coming from the home, including web sites, Facebook, and anonymous emails. Police will also be notified if students post inappropriate material about adults on their Facebook.Last Updated on 27 July 2010