Posted on July 15, 2015
Just yesterday, Lakota Children’s Enrichment launched a webpage devoted to #Cyberbullying. The campaign page, the UP-Stander’s Guide to Cyber-Bullying, offers ways to identify, prevent and stop cyber-bullying.
The bottom line is that unless YOU take action and until YOU are willing to stand up to prevent cyber-bullying, it will likely continue.
Please join the campaign, learn the facts, learn the options and become an #UP-Stander who takes action rather than a bystander who sees hurtful online conduct an ignores it. By ignoring it when you see it, you are making a decision to allow it to continue.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cyberbullying presents a serious threat to all youths, not only on Pine Ridge Reservation – it is a national epidemic. Anyone with a cell phone, computer, or other device that connects to the Internet and social media networking sites is vulnerable. Cyberbullying has serious and negative effects, including increased risk of suicide, increased risk of substance abuse, feelings of low self-esteem and other negative outcomes. Because cyberbullying is not committed face-to-face — but instead, through electronic devices — it takes place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Please read and share our Up-Stander’s Guide to Cyberbullying.
It will take a village to STOP Cyberbullying, but it can be done, if everyone works together to ensure that youths learn and follow SAFE Internet practices and if we all ACT to STOP the negative banter.
Don’t be a bystander — be an #UP-Stander and join the movement to #StopCyberBullying!
Lakota Children's Enrichment, Inc.
Scarsdale NY 10583