In the Spring of 2014, our office conducted an anonymous survey of Illinois students grades, 3rd-8th. In the survey, students shared how new technologies, including gaming devices and apps, are shaping their lives and their interactions with parents, peers and strangers. The Attorney General's Office has started to incorporate the findings into our presentations and projects. To supplement a parent night, please find a resource ruler that includes trending apps and sites used by youth along with online resources for parents, teachers and guardians at: http://illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/cyberbullying/for_parents.html .
The A.G.'s Office is also offering resources for Online Action Days. The first of these days is a “Delete Day”, which provides students the opportunity to “clean up” online accounts to promote safety and respect. Online Action Days are driven by the survey data, and in return our office has made available the following resources to participating schools: implementation guide, student worksheets and downloadable posters. Resources are located at: http://illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/cyberbullying/for_educators.html .
Internet Safety Specialist
High Tech Crime Bureau
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
A panel of education and law enforcement experts met for a town hall-style forum to discuss ways to detect and overcome cyberbullying. On the panel were Springfield School District student, Ronnece Cropp, student support services supervisor Cindy Knight, Illinois attorney general’s office Internet safety specialist Christine Feller, Franklin Middle School assistant principal Karen Stroemer, Springfield School Board president Mike Zimmers, Sangamon County State’s Attorney John Milhiser and Sangamon County Undersheriff Jack Campbell.
Springfield’s Bullying Prevention Task Force and Mid-West Family Broadcasting partnered to host the forum for Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.
Read more: http://www.sj-r.com/article/20141028/News/141029464#ixzz3JAUxNbZl
Bully Prevention event ...
Thank you to the Mid-West Family Broadcasting for all they are doing in November around the issue of bullying and for providing the free screening of BULLY and a town hall discussion!
The event was well attended and the conversation was rich, educational, and motivating because of the panel; Pat Graham, Dorothy Espelage, Winston Henry, Doris Turner and Cali Collins with Jim Leach moderating! Thank you to all!
See more at: http://www.wics.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_14271.shtml
BULLY Movie and Town Hall Discussion
Mid-West Family Broadcasting is sponsoring the movie BULLY -event on November 15, 2013!
The discussion will be air live on WMAY at 7PM. Jim Leach will be the moderator.
Please be at the Hoogland Center by 5:15PM if you are going to view the movie BULLY. Please be there by 6:45pm for the panel if you can not attend the movie.
The panel will have Cali Collins, Senior at Lanphier High, Alderwoman Doris Turner, Dr. Dorothy Espelage, U of I Professor, Pat Graham with St. John's Parent Helpline, Peggy Cormeny, Dist. 186, and Winston Henry, Gateway Foundation and more.