Digital Citizenship and Cyberbullying

Digital Citizenship Lessons

Click here to access the Google Site for teaching Digital Citizenship.

This Site is only accessible by teachers in the Colquitt County School system.

What is Cyberbullying?

"Cyberbullying is just what it sounds like - bullying through Internet applications and technologies such as instant messaging (IM), social networking sites, and cell phones. It can start easily—with a rumor, a photo, or a forwarded message—and just as easily spiral out of control. An embarrassing video posted to a social networking site by someone in Kansas tonight may be watched by someone in Japan tomorrow. Cyberbullying victims may be targeted anywhere, at any time.

Common forms of cyberbullying:

  • Flaming and Trolling – sending or posting hostile messages intended to “inflame” the emotions of others
  • Happy-Slapping – recording someone being harassed or bullied in a way that usually involves physical abuse, then posting the video online for public viewing
  • Identity Theft/Impersonation – stealing someone’s password and/or hijacking their online accounts to send or post incriminating or humiliating pictures, videos, or information
  • Photoshopping – doctoring digital images so that the main subject is placed in a compromising or embarrassing situation
  • Physical Threats – sending messages that involve threats to a person’s physical safety
  • Rumor Spreading – spreading gossip through e-mail, text messaging, or social networking sites"

Retrieved from:

Netiquette: Starting Out Young


NetSmartz: Bad Netiquette Stinks Video

Faux Paw the Techno Cat


Student Activities and Information

Safe Teens: Examples of Cyberbullying

NetSmart Kids Home

NSTeens Games

Resources for Teachers & Counselors

Colquitt County Bullying Policy

The Harsh Reality of Bullying

Common Sense Media: Free Cyberbullying Materials

On Guard Online

NetSmartz: Profile Penalty Video

NetSmartz: Terrible Text Video

Video on How You Can Help

Are you a cyberbully?

Internet Safety Tips Lesson

National Crime Prevention Council Information

Protect Yourself from Cybercriminals

How Parents Can Help

Help with Cyberbullying

NetSmartz Resources

What Parents Need to Know PowerPoint

NetSmartz Tip Sheet