Webinar date and time:
Saturday 14 March 2015 10:00 GMT
Carol Rainbow B Phil Ed (hons), Advanced TEFL Cert, 360 degree safe trainer and assessor as well as a CEOP trained e-safety teacher / trainer.
Carol lives and has taught in the UK for many years. She was an ICT Consultant for Oxfordshire LA working with teachers to make sure ICT plays a key role in enhancing pupil education in Oxfordshire schools. Currently Carol is teaching totally online for companies such as The Consultants-E. She has been using Second Life as a teaching platform for the last six years for teaching ESL and e-safety where she is part of the EU funded CAMELOT Project.
This looks great – I can’t attend live on Saturday unfortunately, but I would really like to watch a recording. Could you let me know if there will be a recording and where it will be shared? Thanks a lot. Jo.
Here a story from the states:
“I had a huge crush on this really popular guy. Shy, plump girl with glasses and acne. I started to contact him through AIM hoping for a magical ending. Then later I talked to his friends and to make a long story very short. I was harassed and teased through Facebook and AIM, told I was ugly, fat, no guy would ever like me, that I was a female dog, to go cut myself, and even received death threats. Granted, I reacted and said things I would never usually say, but since that year I always think a part of me has died and I will never be as I was before. Did the school do anything to help? Did my parents understand that Facebook was my connection to the rest of the school? An addiction? It’s so stupid, as I look back on it, and I know I made mistakes, but no one deserves to be verbally and mentally abused via the internet or anywhere else.” – 15 year-old girl from USA
this from http://cyberbullying.us
This also a helpful site: https://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/what-is-it/index.html
Cyberbullying can also affect teachers, not just kids. And of course many of us experienced bullying at school and in our neighborhoods growing up years ago, no cyberspace around.
Thanks for the webinar, Carol. There’s a lot of useful information there. I’m sorry I couldn’t attend live.
I just wanted to let you know that we have created some support materials for the the video you mention from the Digizen website – Joe’s story, Let’s Fight It Together – on the LearnEnglish Teens website. We have a preparation task to help pre-teach some of the more challenging vocabulary and we also have a reordering task to check comprehension. We provide the transcript and worksheets for teachers too. Here’s the link: http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/study-break/video-zone/cyberbullying-lets-fight-it-together
We also have a reading text about online safety that could be used in the EFL classroom: http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/uk-now/read-uk/online-safety-uk
Thanks for all the resources you shared in the webinar – I’m checking them out now.
With best wishes, Jo.
On ‘World Have Your Say’ on BBC, March 23, there was a spirited discussion on the taboo of telling others your mother’s first name in Egypt and some other Arab countries. You can listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02m31rq or search on BBC with the hashtag title
The discussion was sparked by this UN video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF4ZslUqgDY This is closely bound up with bullying practices, potentially cursing your mom by fellow students at school, aspersions on your mother’s integrity, etc. There is something here also equivalent in Arabic to ‘son of a b**** ‘ where instead of the latter the name of your mother is mentioned.
The talk is worth listening to because if gives a dimension of specific culture and taboo practices associated with women’s names (your sister as well) and the dimension of possible bullying and insult, and shame on the family, saying the name of a woman ‘on the street’. It also is bound up with gender equality, that is clear. And with macho society.
The documentary MENTOR about bullying in the high school in the small town of Mentor in northern Ohio that led to several suicides among pipils will be aired again on RT April 13 and 14 well worth watching you can check for the exact times http://rt.com/on-air/
This new book on bullying: C. Boske & A. Osanloo, Students, Teachers, and Leaders Addressing Bullying in Schools