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New Cyberbullying Mini-course Now Available for Grades 9-12

January 27, 2021

Children's Wisconsin is pleased to announce the launch of a new Act Now! Cyberbullying mini-course for grades 9-12. As part of our commitment to help keep kids healthy and safe, the course, our first for high school-age students, addresses what has become a serious issue that affects the mental and emotional health of teens across the country. According to the Pew Research Center, 59% of US teens have been bullied or harassed online, and approximately 63% of teens say online bullying is a major problem. In addition, many teens think not enough is being done to address this issue. 

While it is clear there is much work to be done to eliminate cyberbullying, Act Now! Cyberbullying 9th-12th Grade is an engaging and effective way to start the conversation, raise awareness among teens and adults, and provide accurate, valuable information and action steps to help limit its impact. The mini-course, (approximately 2-3 hours of classroom time for online and offline activities), teaches teens what cyberbullying is, what impact it has on all involved, important steps to take if they are being cyberbullied, and what they can do to stop it as a bystander. Positive ways to use social media, as well as what social media sites are doing to prevent and stop cyberbullying, are also discussed.

Act Now! Cyberbullying 9th-12th Grade includes a pre- and post-test, a mini-lesson, and a variety of short activities and engaging videos that present accurate, up-to-date information using a variety of instructional methods. Cyberbullying content is reinforced with a fun game, CyberClimb, and two offline activities. Like all of our e-learning courses, this mini-course is an effective way to incorporate an important health topic into your in-person, virtual, or hybrid teaching model. Read the course objectives and more on the Act Now! Cyberbullying 9th-12th Grade course page. If you have questions or need assistance in registering or enrolling, please visit Contact Us; an e-learning representative will contact you to provide assistance and support. 

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