Sunday, January 26, 2014

StopCyberbullying Canada Action Plan Brainstorming. This is where we started to get to our cyberbullying action items. Whew!!!!

1. Inventory existing services from government for victims and create communications to better inform the public of their existence 
2. Parents need to be taught to identify cyberbullying and what to do to help their children address it 
3. Inventory what schools are doing to combat bullying, create digital literacy and handle cyberbullying/sexting 
4. Create sexting protocols for schools 
5. Survey students to see how pervasive the problem is, in each province
6. Create programs that build on what exists and is working
7. Find local, regional and national sponsors 
8. Host a youth conference in each province and in more than one region in large provinces 
9. Source funding opportunities 
10. Design and create 
11. Create a Canadian StopCyberbullying Toolkit 
12. Arrange provincial events run by youth 
13. Create a youth council in each province to advise the premiers
14. Create a digital bill of rights
15. Engage in the victims’ bill of rights issue 
16. Train the trainers programs for parents, law enforcement, youth workers and students
17. Engage the industry and telecommunications/mobile carriers 
18. Approach this from a Canadian perspective with Canadian sensitivities
 19. Engage faith-based partners 
20. Host competitions and artistic events 
21. Find a trustworthy celebrity to help deliver the message 
22. Create a corps of youth journalists, researchers and videographers
 23. Produce a documentary or series of documentaries 
24. Create a StopCyberbullying day or week to encourage local events 
25. Create StopCyberbullying bookclubs 26. Correct terminology to separate adult harassment from youth bullying 27. Create and monitor a cyberbullying discussion forum 28. Create a live chat help centre 29. Build a help app 30. Publicize Alex Wonder game 31. Publicize existing resources 32. Create an approval process for other resources and programs 33. Create StopCyberbullying best practice standards and a certification program 34. Arrange volunteer mechanisms, authentications and background checks 35. Create an operating structure for SCB 36. Create leadership board protocols, descriptions and bylaws 37. Create volunteer (task force) management structure, including agreements and communications 38. Enlist experts for each stakeholder group and advisory board 39. Invite all infrastructure members 40. Students who engage in cyberbullying have to be a priority 41. Healthcare professionals need to become better informed about cyberabuse and digital norms 42. Schools, parents and students need to know what to report to the networks, how and what to expect 43. Students need to learn how to be better friends and when to turn to a trusted adult 44. Adults need to learn what it takes to be a trustworthy trusted adults 45. Certification programs should be delivered to allow school, law enforcement and support professionals to qualify as StopCyberbullying professionals 46. First responder programs for law enforcement on sexting, revenge porn and cyberbullying and harassment 47. Industry should create/adopt cyberbullying protocols and qualified providers should carry a seal of approval. 48. Digital literacy and responsible use programs should be delivered at K and pre-K levels 49. Digital hygiene programs should be adopted by all schools and home schooling programs 50. Empathy programs and self-esteem programs should work with cyberbullying programs 51. Cyberbullying needs to be recognized as different in many cases from offline bullying 52. An “appeal” user ombudsman should be created to intervene when the report abuse function does work effectively in specific cases 53. Industry members should have a hotline for law enforcement and school administrators 54. All programs should use Privacy by Design standards to not risk privacy or security of users 55. A child/family advocate position should be established nationally to help coordinate programs among all ministries and stakeholders 56. Existing victim’s support programs should be promoted and victims of cyberabuse should be able to seek help without having to press charges 57. Bullycide families should have a support network to help them deal with media demands, stress and criminal justice processes 58. Digital impersonation should be covered by existing ID and credential theft laws and policies 59. Media need ethical guidelines in covering bullycide cases 60. Mental health and cyberwellness guidelines should be established to address PTSD related to digital abuse 61. General programs should be faith-neutral (other than faith-based organizations) 62. Schools should have protocols in place to address cyberbullying of, by and among students 63. Schools should have policies and protocols in effect to address teacher-bullying/harassment by students 64. All schools should have acceptable use policies and codes of conduct with parental notice 65. Schools should have protocols on student privacy, digital security and student-supplied devices 66. No one should have to give up their privacy to access cyberbullying resources/help 67. Student alternative justice and peer counseling programs should be in place 68. Restorative justice programs should be adapted for universal application 69. Youth cyberbullying should be handled independently from adult cyberharassment 70. Create media worthy events, focusing on youth 71. Engage all premiers – create a StopCyberbullying Premier Award 72. Create ways to track progress and engagement publically, focusing on the positive 73. Host seminars and workshops, in e-learning and live formats 74. Engage police academies 75. The issue needs to be defined with a common lexicon to enable effective research and communication 76. Laws need to define the issues with precision to allow people to know what is illegal and what isn’t 77. Public education on rights, how to identify cyberbullying and laws re: sexting, sextortion and revenge porn 78. Inventory existing programs, what works and what doesn’t 79. A youth-led help/supportline accessible via text should be established and operate 24/7/365 80. Programs and resources should be in many different languages and delivered using video and different learning style formats 81. Media needs to be better informed on the subject, so create a private digital environment to address inquiries and educate them on the issue 82. Follow victims’ ethical guidelines when engaging with victims and their families 83. Create a legal team to identify and address laws and policies for Canada