Since our first pilot of the America Learns Performance Measurement & Learning Network in 2003, we’ve found that children regularly share concerns with their volunteer tutors and mentors that they do not tell anybody else. Given the rise of cyber harassment (1 in 10 U.S. teens have been bullied online or via their cell phones), it’s essential that volunteer-driven tutoring and mentoring programs equip their volunteers with the resources they need to respond appropriately when students come to them with news that they’re being cyberbullied.
We worked with teen and Net-Generation expert Vanessa Van Petten (pictured at right -- www.onteenstoday.com) to develop the following toolkit. The toolkit:
The toolkit has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education's Mentoring Resource Center and by the Afterschool Alliance.
THE CYBERBULLYING TOOLKIT FOR TUTORS & MENTORS
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