Using Social Tools to Combat Bullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, although the topic is never far from our thoughts throughout the year.

While social media are offering children more tools for bullying each other, they are also providing more tools to stop the abuse.

Facebook, the hub of most social activity, recently came out with tools directly targeting the problem. The site encourages users to report bullying and allows them to track the reports they submit.

Many schools use services that allow students to send the school text messages with reports of bullying. Some schools are even moving to mobile apps like iCare, which not only makes anonymous reporting simple, it lets schools track their bullying reports and it aligns with whichever bullying prevention programs the schools use.

This entry was posted in Facebook, Mobile apps, Social Media by Nicole Kirby, APR. Bookmark the permalink.

About Nicole Kirby, APR

Nicole Kirby, APR is the director of communication services for the Park Hill School District in Kansas City, Mo. She is a past NSPRA vice president for the South Central region and a past MOSPRA president. She was named one of NSPRA's Learning and Liberty Legacy Leaders, and she received the NSPRA Frontrunner Award and the MOSPRA Professional of the Year Award.

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