How tracking academic performance can nip (cyber)bullying in the bud

Bullying is a prevalent problem in American public schools. This behavior has negative effects on the academic performance of those who are bullied and can take a toll on their physical and mental health.

Around 17 percent of American students experience bullying two to three times a month but according to the US Department of Health & Human Services, 50 percent of children aged 4 through 12 are bullied. If we add cyberbullying into the mix, these numbers grow exponentially.

Cyberbullying is a growing pandemic fueled by what many say is social media’s inability to engender empathy. It is still a rather new problem schools must deal with, and even though there are laws against it, these remain challenged in lower courts, as lawmakers struggle with the extent of their responsibilities to victims vs. the First Amendment.

Read the full story by

Tags:

RELATED READS
1st Grade digital PBL: Does it work? #403 Want fast, private mobile browsing? Try Firefox Focus
We are updating our Privacy Policy, so please make sure you take a minute to review it. As of May 25, 2018 your continued use of our services will be subject to this new Privacy Policy.
Review Privacy Policy OK