The Wild Wild Web
Innovative Seattle-based production company, Twisted Scholar, has just released a new educational video on cyber bullying.
The Wild Wild Web – A Student’s Guide to Preventing Cyber Bullying, the
26-minute DVD takes an entertaining but candid look at this growing
problem. It speaks to kids, rather than at them, and helps them
understand what cyber bullying is, how it happens, and how they can deal
with it in a safe and skilful way.
Twisted Scholar is hoping
that The Wild Wild Web will provide a critical tool for educators,
counselors and parents to begin engaging young people on the subject of
online intimidation and bullying. The video advocates a common sense
code of conduct for the web and suggests ways in which students –
whether bully, victim, or bystander – can stop the cycle of harassment.
“The Wild Wild Web is a fabulous, fast-paced film that is perfectly targeted
at the upper elementary/middle school audience,” writes Betsy Ballard,
an Olweus trained anti-bullying counselor. “Relevant, funny,
interactive, and informative, it hits the target squarely in the center
and keeps this hard-to-corral audience captivated and learning.”
The Wild Wild Web costs $69.95 and comes with a comprehensive
teacher/discussion guide developed by Emmy-award winning educational
writer Lynn Brunelle. Preview samples are available at the Twisted Scholar web site.