Educator Resources

EDUCATE TODAY WITH A PRESENTATION ON CYBERBULLYING

Today, with all the social networks accessible to kids and teens, it’s very easy for teachers, administrators,and parents to misunderstand the harms of the internet.  It’s also easy for students to forget that there is a real person behind every user name and that the consequences of negative posts and comments can have life-long consequences.

We all must understand what cyberbullying is and how much pressure and pain it can put on our young people.  That’s where we can help you. You can schedule a presentation through this website for a David’s Legacy Foundation speaker come talk with your school or work community about the dangers of cyberbullying and what they can do to stop it. These speakers will educate students, parents, and staff on what cyberbullying is, provide a brief overview of the laws, and how they can help protect young people from being targets of this abuse.

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David’s Law

“David’s Law” or SB 179 passed in the 85thlegislative session, was signed by Governor Greg Abbott on June 9, 2017, and went into effect Sept 1, 2017.  “David’s Law” requires school districts to include cyberbullying in their district bullying policies and notify a child’s parents if he or she is a victim or alleged aggressor of bullying. The law allows schools to combat and prevent cyberbullying by empowering them to investigate and address off-campus cyber-assisted bullying if it materially affects the school environment. It allows for schools to collaborate with law enforcement when serious or life-threatening cyberbullying situations arise. “David’s Law” gives parents and courts new tools to protect cyberbullying victims and strengthens options for schools and prosecutors in dealing with some of the most egregious forms of cyberbullying, such as suicide baiting.  In recognition of bullying as a mental health issue, “David’s Law” alsoencourages schools to invest in counseling and rehabilitation services for both victims and aggressors of bullying.  Want to read the entire “David’s Law”?

Educator Resources

  • The importance of teaching character in our schools

    Teaching students about character is important for teachers and school administrators as students often spend more time at school than at home.  On top of that kids are often left home alone with no one to guide them since both parents work. 

  • What the Michelle Carter Conviction means for your students

    If you are not familiar with the Michelle Carter case, she was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III.  Conrad committed suicide and the then 17-year-old Michelle was convicted due to her use of text messages encouraging her friend to commit suicide.

Educator’s Toolkit

Presentations

  • David’s Law – Coming Soon
  • How to be an Upstander – Coming Soon
  • Empower Your Students – Coming Soon

Other Resources

School Tools

STOPit

STOPit Solutions is a communications platform designed to offer students the ability to anonymously report safety issues and administrators tools to help address those issues within the same system. STOPit Solutions also provides materials and processes tailored to helping curb cyber and other forms of bullying in children and teens in the educational arena.

Learn more about StopIT

Tacky Box®

Tacky Box® is an award-winning multi-sensory social and emotional learning (SEL) program that teaches young children to choose kindness over tacky language and behavior. Using cognitive behavioral strategies, Tacky Box serves as an individual intervention for early elementary students by encouraging children to make a choice in how to deal with their own behavioral missteps as well as those of their peers.

Find out more about TackyBox

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