Thank you to Josh, Jen, & Donya for lending your beautiful voices to this powerful protest song, Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around. May we all be upstanders Owls, because whenever one person stands up and says, "Wait a minute, this is wrong", it helps others to do the same.
In a perfect example of upstanding that we are truly proud to publish, please take a look at the very first article from our new AmPark Student Council Newsletter written by our own 4th Grade Student Council Member, Charlize. We look forward to publishing one article written by our Council Members along with Sing each week, as positive and important messages to our community directly from our brilliant Owl scholars. Thank you to Charlize for getting us going by being an upstander yourself and talking about a topic that is so important to ALL of us right now, digital citizenship and how not to be a cyberbully. Enjoy!
THE AMPARK STUDENT COUNCIL NEWSLETTER
Ampark's article of the week:
Written by: Charlize C. (4th Grade, AmPark Student Council Member)
Have you ever thought about being rude to someone on the internet? Well, stop right there! That is an act of Cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is not a good thing, you can hurt someone's feelings like that. So in this article, I will talk about how not to cyberbully,the consequences of Cyberbullying, etc. So let's get started!
The Consequences of Cyberbullying
I know that it's easy to be rude to someone without thinking about the consequences of what can happen. But whenever you do something on purpose that's wrong, you have to face some consequences. Here are the consequences of cyberbullying on some different websites:
Students at AmPark should not Cyberbully, because we are leaders!
So I know it has been a long time at home in quarantine, but that doesn’t mean we can act the way we want to now just because we are not in the building and the teachers are not watching us every hour from 8:30am-2:35pm. It's not okay to be rude anywhere you are, whether it's school, home, wherever you are. Why? Because students and adults at AmPark are leaders. If you remember, when you go into the front doors in the school, you will see that on top of the security desk it says “Leaders thrive at Ampark” And if all the people at Ampark are leaders, then we don’t cyberbully because leaders don’t cyberbully. This is another reason why we don’t cyberbully. Now we will move on to the last thing about cyberbullying.
How Not to Cyberbully
There are a lot of things we can do to not cyberbully and to help others not cyberbully. Here are some ways to stop yourself and others from hurting someone's feelings:
To wrap things up, cyberbullying is when you are mean or selfish to someone on the internet. We shouldn’t cyberbully because if we are leaders, leaders don’t cyberbully. You should think about what happens or about how that person might feel when you are about to cyberbully. If you cyberbully on games or on social media, your account can get taken away and/or you can get banned from that app. Therefore, you shouldn’t cyberbully.
Finally, don't forget to check out the awesome Music, Art, & P.E. offerings from Josh, Ina, and Caitlin this week! And if any this wonderful music, art, and movement inspires you, don't forget to send a video of your amazing talents this week to Bonnie (firstname.lastname@example.org) for AmPark's Got Talent!