Good Afternoon! Like a superhero would do, it's time to channel our newfound power over the internet to do good and destroy evil!
This is why we are going to be planting subliminal messages and links into our webpages from this day on. Cyberbullying is becoming a greater and greater problem as the world grows more and more reliant on technology to communicate. One recent study found that nearly 33% of all teens have received cyber threats online or on their cellphones. As you know from Ignition (last year and this year), cyberbullying can lead to anxiety, depression, and even suicide. So, what can you do? Well, you have a unique opportunity to educate hundreds of students here at Camino Nuevo and beyond at the other school sites. You already have a web site. It's time to capitalize on that and add an important anti-cyberbullying message to every page on your website.
Now, I know what you're thinking: "But my page is about Celebrity Gossip not Cyberbullying!" Of course it is. That's why we are not going to shove an anti-cyberbullying message in the face of your visitors. It's going to be present everywhere they go, but your normal website content will still be the focus.
We are going to start small. The first thing I want you to do today is place this image (below) on the bottom of your homepage and on the bottom of the sidebar of your blogs. (right-click and "save image as" to your personal folder in StudentTHI)
Now, I want you to create a brand new page on your website that is NOT included in the menu bar (select the "hide from navigation bar" checkbox). This is your new Cyberbullying research and education page. Your assignment on this page is to scour the internet for research about cyberbullying and to create a kid-friendly page about what it is, how it hurts, and how to stop it. This one page is going to be worth the same number of points as the rest of your entire website. So, it's very important, and I will be evaluating is rigorously. I am purposefully NOT including website resources for your to use. I want you to find those on your own. Extra points for using statistics, graphs, videos, and photos on this page. Extra-Extra! points for making sure that is is grammatically correct and makes sense.
Alright, 21st century bloggers! A-Hoy! Let's make sure the young little 4th through 7th graders on our campus aren't ignorant of the effects of cyberbullies.
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy