Friday, May 30, 2008

The Megan Pledge

I invite you all to take the Megan Pledge and check out the STOP cyberbullying website.

➢ I agree to take a stand against cyberbullying, including sharing this pledge with others and asking them to take it, too.
➢ I agree not to use technology as a weapon to hurt others.
➢ I agree to “Think Before I Click.”
➢ I agree to think about the person on the other side.
➢ I agree to support others being cyberbullied and report cyberbullying whenever I find it.
➢ I agree not to join in cyberbullying tactics or be used by cyberbullies to hurt others.
➢ I agree to “Stop, Block, and Tell” when I am being targeted by a cyberbully and to “Take 5!” to help me calm down and walk away from the computer.
➢ I agree to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.

Oh, and here's the latest on Alex Barton: Wendy Portillo's side of the story. No surprise, she didn't see anything wrong with what she did, or in taking a vote of student to toss Alex from the class (even just for the day). I recommend reading the article, we need all sides of the story we can get!


Casdok said...

I have taken the Megan Pledge, thank you for pointing it out. I have a blog bully, so i know how hurtful it can be. I just deleate him and hope one day he will give up and go away!

bobbie said...

Have never run into this myself. It must be an awful experience. the statements in the Megan Pledge are so obviously right, it is hard to believe that they are even necessary. I realize they must be, but how sad.