Free Cyberbullying Toolkit for PTA leaders
Every day, cyberbullying hurts kids. To help students, parents and educators to tackle it together, California State PTA has partnered with Common Sense Media to give your PTA the resources needed to take a stand against cyberbullying.
Stand up, Don’t Stand By is a new online Cyberbullying Toolkit for PTA leaders for elementary, middle and high school PTAs.
Use these resources, including video and tip sheets, to organize parent education nights. Start the conversation in your community and help guide kids safely through our digital world.
Other Social Media / Cyberbullying Resources for PTA Programs
www.fbparents.com (Facebook Guide for Parents)
www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/june09socialmedia.htm (Talking to Kids and Teens About Social Media and Sexting)
Section Liaison/Education & Programs Coordinator
Contra Costa County Bar Association
704 Main St
Martinez, Ca 94553
Local attorneys will attend PTA meetings to distribute and discuss the publications: Kids & the Law: An A-Z Guide for Parents and When You Turn 18.
Speaker bureau: varied topics including social media.
PTA/PTSA teen nights or assemblies: Speakers talk about the legal system with students.
CONTRACTS FOR DIGITAL USE
Many online safety organizations provide sample contracts to download and print out, in addition to information and tips to help children navigate the digital world.
Here are just a few:
www.safekids.org, which not only discusses Internet safety, but also provides information on protecting kids from traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more.
www.fosi.org, the Family Online Safety Institute, an international, nonprofit organization working to make the online world safer for children.
www.theparentsedge.com, which offers tools to help parents deal with online dangers.