Portland, Ore. (PRWEB)
September 25, 2017
With cyberbullying becoming a growing concern for students, parents and educators, it is more important than ever for students to understand the importance of digital citizenship. To help prevent cyberbullying and work with educators to promote kindness online, employees of Portland-based education technology company, Learning.com, will participate in Blue Shirt Day® World Day of Bullying Prevention™ on October 2, part of National Bullying Prevention Month.
Cyberbullying, defined as bullying that takes place using cell phones, computers, tablets, social media sites, text messages, chat and websites, is on the rise around the world. On Blue Shirt Day® World Day of Bullying Prevention™, Learning.com joins numerous educational organizations who will come together and wear blue shirts in solidarity against bullying, cyberbullying and digital abuse in order to call attention to this global challenge.
“With cyberbullying on the rise and more ways for students to anonymously harass others using technology, learning digital citizenship skills are important for success in school and being a happy and successful person. It is vital to equip students with the skills they need to make good, safe choices online,” said Keith Oelrich, CEO of Learning.com. “We are excited to participate in this national movement against cyberbullying and look forward to working collaboratively with educators across the country as they help stop this growing epidemic.”
Today, Learning.com released a short video featuring employees showcasing five easy-to-remember cyberbullying prevention tips that educators can share with their students. Throughout October, Learning.com encourages educators to share their own cyberbullying prevention tips via social media using the hashtag #BeKindOnline for a chance to win a limited-edition…