- What do you feel should have or could have been done to prevent these horrible tragedies?
Cyberbullying is a horrible thing and there are many things that "could" have been done to prevent the horrible tragedies that were talked about in the videos. Like the second video stated, "simple acts of kindness." Just being kind can ga along way. People forget that not everyone one is the same as them, and many people are going through things that other people don't even think about. Simple acts of kindness, like a smile really go along way. I too forget that kind words and actions go along way and as a person, I need to be more aware of others, and let them know that they are not alone.
- What steps should be taken by parents? by teachers?
I believe that the steps that teachers and parents should take are the same. As adults we need to exemplify open communication, understanding, and unconditional love. There is not a parenting or teacher manuel that outlines these "steps," because every situation and person is different. What may work for one child, may not work for the next.
As adults, we need to be open, and willing to talk about issues. Another thing or "step" that should be taken is developing trust and a relationship with the child. When a strong and trusting relationship is established, it is easier for a child/student to talk abou what is going on in their lives.