Digital Town Hall: Student safety in a cyber world

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Digital Town Hall: Student safety in a cyber world

TONIGHT’S DIGITAL TOWN HALL “STUDENT SAFETY IN A CYBER WORLD.” TONIGHT IS ALL ABOUT HAVING A CONVERSATION, A ROUND ROBIN DISCUSSION ABOUT AN ISSUE THAT NOT ONLY IS AFFECTING SCHOOL AGED KIDS BUT YOUNG AND OLD ALIKE TONIGHT A DISCUSSION ABOUT STAYING

CONNECTED, THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE INTERNET AND STAYING CYBERSAFE ITS A CHALLENGE WE ALL FACE.. AND TO GET STARTED WE WANT TO ZERO IN ON CYBER BULLYING ACCORDING TO THE WEB SITE, “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH”.. – NEARLY HALF OF YOUNG PEOPLE (47%) HAVE RECEIVED INTIMIDATING, THREATENING OR NASTY MESSAGES ONLINE. AND PERHAPS SHOCKINGLY ALMOST AS MANY KIDS ADMIT THAT THEY HAVE SENT HURTFUL MESSAGES THEMSELVES ONLY LATER UNDERSTANDING THEY COULD BE PERCIEVED AS BULLIES TIM GLASS THAT IS WHY WE HAVE GATHERED PROFESSIONALS, WHO ON A DIALY BASIS WORK CLOSELY ON THE ISSUE IN THE STUDIO TONIGHT ARE 4 PEOPLE.. EACH BRINGING A DIFFERENT PROSPECTIVE TO OUR DISCUSSION THANK YOU ALL FOR TAKING TIME OUT OF YOUR BUSY SCHEDULES TO BE JOIN ME. I KNOW YOU WILL BE OFFERING IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT THOSE WATCHING AT SIOUXLAND PROUD DOT COM AND ON FACEBOOK CAN CONSIDER AS THEY WORK TO KEEP THEIR LOVED ONES SAFE AND INFORMED ON THE ISSUE SGT. RYAN BERTRAND IS A —- YEAR VETERAN OF THE SIOUX CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT.. AND HEADS THE DEPARTMENT’S CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS DEPARTMENT INCUDING CYBER RELATED CRIMES STEPHANIE LARSON IS IN HER —- YEAR WORKING AS A STUDENT COUNCILOR IN THE SIOUX CITY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SHE CURRENTLY WORKS WITH INCOMING FRESHMAN. FOR THESE STUDENTS ACCEPTANCE IS PARAMOUNT… AND HAVING A PRESENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA IS OFTEN SEEN AS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THAT CAROL VOLOSHEN BRINGS THE PARENTAL ASPECT TO THE DICUSSSION. HER AND HUSBAND ED ARE PARNETS OF 2 KIDS. ONE A FRESHMAN AT IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY THE OTHER A SENIOR AT SIOUX CITY EAST HIGH SCHOOL FINALLY, DR. RAUL SANCHEZ SEES THE END RESULT OF CYBERBULLYING ON A REGULAR BASIS AT “RENEWING THE MIND” HE SEES FIRST HAND THE DAMAGE CYBER BULLYING AND SOME SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVITY HAS ON YOUNG ADULTS AS WELL AS KIDS AS YOUNG AS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING WHAT ALL OF YOU HAVE TO SAY ALSO JOINING US FROM THE SIOUX CITY SCHOOLS CAREER ACADEMY ARE ABOUT 30 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS… ALL MEMBERS OF THEIR PARTICULAR STUDNET COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONS WE ESPECIALLY LOOK FORWAD TO TALKING WITH THEM… RELATING EXPERIENCES AND LETTING THE ADULTS KNOW IF ANYTHING THEY ARE SAYING MAKES SENSE I WANT TO THANK STUDNET COUNCIL ADVISOR MICHELLE PICK FOR HELPING BRING THIS GROUP TOGETHER WE HOPE TO HEAR FROM THEM SEVERAL TIMES AS WE GET STARTED… I WANT TO ENCOURAGE EACH OF MY GUESTS IN STUDIO TO JUMP IN ON THE CONVERSATION AT ANY POINT PLEASE DONT WAIT TO BE CALLED APON.. WHEN SOMETHING STRIKES YOU PLEASE JUMP IN I WANT TO START WITH STEPHANIE LARSON HOW WOULD YOU SAY THE AWARENESS OF CYBER BULLYING OR ON LINE THREATS.. AND THE UNDERSTANDING OF IT HAS CHANGED, IN SAY THE LAST FEW YEARS? TAKE A LOOK AT THIS GRAPHIC SURVEY SHOWS 60 PERCENT OF TEENS WHO ADMIT TO BEING BULLIED TOLD AN ADULT THATS 20 PERCENT BETTER THAN JUST A YEAR EARLIER CAROL WITH YOUR KIDS.. DID YOU SEE A CHANGE IN UNDERSTAND OF WHAT ACCOUNTS FOR BULLYING AND AWARENESS OF IT? AN OPENNESS? ALONG THOSE LINES… HERE’S AN IDEA OF WHERE

BULLYING ONLINE IS HAPPENING ATLEAST IN EYES OF KIDS MORE YOUTHS EXPERIENCED CYBERBULLYING ON

INSTAGRAM THAN

ANY OTHER PLATFORM AT 42 PERCENT, WITH FACEBOOK FOLLOWING CLOSE BEHIND AT 37 PERCENT SNAPCHAT RANKED THIRD AT 31 PERCENT. WHILE THE SURVEY PARTICIPANTS USE YOUTUBE MORE THAN ANY OTHER PLATFORM, THE VIDEO-FOCUSED SOCIAL MEDIA WAS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR 10 PERCENT OF THE REPORTED CYBER BULLYING DR. SANCHEZ HOW DO THOSE NUMBERS COMPARE WITH WHAT YOU LEARN WHEN A CHILD COMES TO TALK

WITH YOU? RYAN FINALLY AROUND TO YOU FOR THE FIRST TIME IOWA, IS OFTEN IDENTIFIED AS ONE OF THE NATIONS LEADERS WHEN IT COMES TO AWARENESS AND PREVENTION OF CYBERBULLYING WHAT DOES IOWA LAW SAY ABOUT CYBERBULLYING..? FINISH ONCE AROUND THE HORN BY CHECKING IN WITH STUDENTS STANDING BY AT THE SIOUX CITY SCHOOLS CAREER ACADEMY KCAU 9 REPORTER REBECCA PRIOR IS

THERE… WHAT’S THE REACTION FROM THE GROUP FROM WHAT WE’VE

TALKED ABOUT SO FAR

TIM: THANKS REBECCA, MAKE SURE YOU LET US KNOW WHEN STUDENTS HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY LETS TALK A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT IT IS THAT GIVES BULLIES AN AVENUE TO MESSAGE HURTFUL THINGS TEENS WHO REPORT BEING BULLIED SAY IT WAS BECAUSE OF THEIR: 61% APPEARANCE MEDIA CENTER 25% ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT/ INTELLIGENCE 17% RACE 15% SEXUALITY 15% FINANCIAL STATUS 11% RELIGION 20% OTHER COX (2014) “COX 2014 INTERNET SAFETY SURVEY.” DR SANCHEZ DOES

THIS RING TRUE WITH YOU…? TIM: THIS NEW PHENOMENON IS KNOWN AS “DIGITAL SELF-HARM,” “SELF- TROLLING” OR “SELF- CYBERBULLYING,” AND A STUDY FROM TIM: SO OTHER THAN CLASSMATES, PARENTS SIBLINGS… WHERE DO YOUNG PEOPLE TURN FOR HELP HERE ARE 3 GREAT RESOURCES THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE 24 HOUR, TOLL- FREE SUICIDE PREVENTION SERVICE AVAILABLE TO ANYONE IN SUICIDAL CRISIS (CONFIDENTIAL) PHONE: 1-800-273- TALK (1-800-273-8255)| WEBSITE: WWW.SUICIDEPREV ENTIONLIFELINE.OR G THE CRISIS TEXT LINE CRISIS TEXT LINE IS FREE, 24/7 SUPPORT FOR THOSE IN CRISIS PROVIDED BY A TRAINED CRISIS COUNSELOR TEXT HOME TO 741741| WEBSITE: WWW.CRISISTEXTLI NE.ORG TEEN LINE HELPS ADOLESCENTS ADDRESS THEIR PROBLEMS THROUGH A CONFIDENTIAL PEER HOTLINE AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM (OPEN FROM 6 PM TO 10 PM PACIFIC TIME, EVERY NIGHT) PHONE: 310-855- HOPE (4673) OR 800-852-8336 OR TEXT “TEEN” TO 839863| WEBSITE: WWW.TEENLINEONL