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January 26-February 1 #oklaed News Brief

January 26-February 1 #oklaed News Brief

Cyberbullying of girls is on the rise, according to the Associated Press News. But does this really surprise you? In surveys of students between the ages of 12 and 18 conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics during the 2014-15 and 2016-17school years, reports of overall bullying remained the same—about 20%—while there was in increase in cyberbullying from 11.5% to 15.3%.

Girls were most impacted by the increase in cyberbullying, with 21% reporting having experienced it, as opposed to only 7% of their male counterparts. The previous survey showed girls reporting in at 16% and boys at 6%. The survey does not address the sex of the perpetrators, but experts in the field point out that in their experience, the vast majority of cyberbullying with respect to females is “girl on girl."

This issue clearly won't go away any time soon. Meanwhile, educators, lawmakers and others continue to search for solutions. Right now is a good time to review your bullying and harassment policies to ensure compliance and to determine if any changes need to be made. Ongoing education of your staff and students throughout the school year is also well-advised.

Legal troubles tend to occur for schools when reports of bullying and harassment are either ignored or mishandled by district officials. Taking a proactive approach is well worth the effort.

January 26

Tulsa World

KOCO 5

KXII 12

FOX 25

Daily Mail



January 27

Tulsa World

NonDoc

January 28

The Oklahoman

Tulsa World

OSDE

Muskogee Phoenix

Claremore Daily Progress

Public Radio Tulsa

KJRH 2

KFOR 4

KOCO 5

News on 6

KTUL 8

KTEN 10

FOX 25

CityLab


January 29

The Oklahoman

OSDE

Journal Record

Altus Times

Enid News & Eagle

KFOR 4

KOCO 5

News on 6

Public Radio Tulsa

Forbes


January 30

The Oklahoman

Tulsa World

Frederick Press-Leader

Ada News

Cleveland American

News on 6

KSWO 7

KTUL 8

News 9



January 31

The Oklahoman

McAlester News-Capital

Daily Ardmoreite

Skiatook Journal

News on 6

KTUL 8

News 9

FOX 25

U.S. News & World Report

February 1

The Oklahoman

Tulsa World

NonDoc

Tahlequah Daily Press

KFOR 4

News on 6

Sarah Julian

Director, Communications

Sarah serves as the Director of Communications for the OPSRC. In this role, she provides support, consultation and training on a variety of critical tools and PR functions, including communication plans, social media policies, crisis communications, media relations and website content.

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