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Children and young people under 25 who are victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to self-harm and enact suicidal behavior.
Your support of #ICANHELP's prevention work will make a world of difference.
In 2021 alone, social media usage, especially on the surging platforms of TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter has sparked viral, yet destructive “challenges,” which encouraged students to commit acts of vandalism, assault, or spread false news and misinformation. In addition, significant increases in digital traffic during the pandemic, especially among teens, have led to an increase in potential risks for widespread negativity, misinformation, and inappropriate content.
In wake of the Oxford High School shooting, “parody” social media pages of the suspect, Ethan Crumbley, began to surface across various platforms. In addition, viral posts circulating various platforms and “copycat threats” suggested that school shootings would take place across the Nation on December 17th. While none of the reported threats were found to be credible, school districts across the nation reported an increase in absentees. Several schools suspended face-to-face instruction and remained alert in response to the threats.
High use of social media and technology could potentially impact the well-being and mental health of youth, leading to damaged self-esteem, body image, or depression.
Digital First Responder Training
While 63% of youth believe online harassment is a major problem amongst their peers, the majority also believe that teachers, politicians, and schools have failed to address the issue. The Digital First Responder Training Program will assist teachers in connecting with their students and will educate them on the appropriate actions to take when they see or experience negativity, misinformation, or inappropriate content online.
Digital First Responders are encouraged to be proactive within their communities when confronting negativity in order to protect themselves and their peers. The program will train students and teachers on how to effectively, and comfortably respond to harmful content or misinformation as it occurs online.
In addition, the Digital First Responder Program encompasses school leaders and individuals at the administrative level. The training program will educate and encourage school personnel to effectively govern the school through its digital communities.
#ICANHELP is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
These donations support #ICANHELP's entire mission and will not be designated to a specific program or location.
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