He understands that a problem, any problem, deserves attention. Whether someone is directly being bullied, or even witnessing bullying online, the first step is to talk to an adult about it. This extremely important privilege is not extended to tax preparers who are not attorneys, certified public accountants, or enrolled agents. By Genet Berhane Matt Cavedon is making a difference in his community. Matt uses a wheelchair because of a condition that keeps him from extending his limbs.
Matt is not the only one in his family taking a stand against bullying. We allow business owners to claim their listings to make sure we are showing the most accurate profiles and contact information. He is proud of the positive responses his playgrounds have received. Cyberbullying is just as painful as any other bullying. How to Respond Officer Dave Cavedon knows a thing or two about making a difference in his community.
The Star Wars Kid Last year, a teenage boy in Canada became a victim of cyberbullying in front of an audience of millions. Police forces are still figuring out how to deal with cyberbullying, and how to find the real identities of bullies who hide behind Internet identities. Some classmates got their hands on the video and posted it on an online file-sharing system, where people swap information, music, and videos. Even peer mediation systems, where kids meet to work through their problems with other students, do not completely stop the bullying. While in elementary school, he worked with Boundless Playgrounds, an organization that creates play areas accessible to kids of all abilities. You don't have to be physically pushed around to be a victim of bullying—you could be sitting safely in front of your computer at home.
Bystanders, the people who see bullying happen, have an important role to play in the situation. Advisory Board for the company. No one deserves to be picked on, and no one should suffer silently. It may not leave any physical scars, but it can be emotionally damaging. A number of television programs played the video, and the teenager had to deal with the embarrassment of having his homemade movie shared with an audience around the world. He made his own sound effects for the video, which he intended to keep private. Cyberbullying is when the Internet is used to harass, embarrass, or threaten someone.
Most recently, that has meant doing his part to stop bullying. Look at others who overcame their problems instead of taking them out on other people. If a threatening message is received, and the computer has not been instructed to save all messages, do not erase the message. Other versions were made that digitally placed the boy's figure into films like The Matrix and The Lord of the Rings. A Star Wars fan, the heavyset teen made a home movie of himself using a golf ball retriever as a light saber. Did we mention that he's just 14 years old and confined to a wheelchair? His parents filed a lawsuit on his behalf.
It can be used as evidence that cyberbullying is taking place. Matt developed equipment for Boundless Playgrounds, and is currently a co-chairman of the Jr. Parents should also communicate with their kids. There is no way to escape cyberbullying—the threat can now come into you own bedroom. Stopping the Bullies When national plans for an anti-bullying campaign recently began to take shape, Matt saw a cause that he could contribute to. While some schools have excellent prevention plans in place, they are often not enough. As a member of the Connecticut's West Hartford Police Department, one of the things he does is educate parents about cyberbullying, and how they should respond to it.
Find out what his father, , is doing to educate communities about a new trend in bullyingcyberbullying. It's become an issue in the last few years, and many parents still aren't even aware that it goes on. You'll be stronger by not bullying. . Even when he was younger, Matt was doing his part to make his community in West Hartford, Connecticut, a better place. Available for grades 1-6, Scholastic News magazine brings high-interest current events and nonfiction to millions of classrooms each week.
The boy was so bothered by the situation that he has been under the care of psychiatrists. He even left his school to study at another location. If this is your business, feel free to and update your profile information to bring the profile to live status. It's not just about the bullies and the victims, says Matt. He also has some advice for the kids who have to put up with bullying. In the process, some of the data may appear out-of-date.
Huge numbers of people downloaded the video. He understands the importance of providing play spaces designed to fit everyone. We have built our database from these public records and sources. Bullying is not a new problem, but what about when bullies use the Internet as a tool to hurt someone? Scholastic News Online is a free resource with breaking news and highlights from the print magazine. Any computer with an Internet connection should be in a public part of the house, where parents can keep an eye on computer use. Several years ago, that meant designing playgrounds more accessible to handicapped kids.
Have the honor and respect not to take it out on others. Bystanders can get involved by speaking up for victims. How do you know when you need to apply for one, and how do you go about the actual application process? One of the biggest problems is that a lot of bullying goes unreported. . .