Our society is becoming increasingly integrated with technology by the minute. Every action we can take in our lives can be shared online and be seen by anybody in real time. Although this technological capability is amazing, it also creates the opportunity for negative social interactions in society.
At StepBack n Think, we believe that no matter who you are, you deserve to be treated with respect and we can, with a disciplined alliance, help stop cyberbullying. This is our time to shine a guiding light promoting digital citizenship that cannot be extinguished. Whether supporting a victim or simply pledging to act responsibly on the internet, together we can make a difference to bring more kindness and compassion online.
It is also important to recognize that the internet is not only a medium to communicate with others, but it is also a way to showcase yourself. Everything you electronically post on the internet is in the public domain.
That one comment you aren’t proud of could even be your future employer's first impression of you.
Sign the Pledge today to help create a safer and healthier internet environment. Let’s Crush Cyberbullying together.Sign Our Pledge
If You are a Victim
If you are a victim of aggressive cyberbullying, you can also confidentially consult a school counselor, or a trusted adult for advice. If you choose not to discuss your problems with another individual and are planning to keep your experiences secret, keeping such a secret will not do any good.
We can have an easier time helping individuals around the world if the users of the internet have the ability to Step Back n Think. We can avoid cyberbullying altogether if everyone acts appropriately, responsibly and most of all, respectfully on the internet.
No matter your age or your emotionally triggering situation, it doesn’t hurt to take a second to think and reflect about what you are about to text or post. Take your hands off the keyboard, read your message to yourself, take a deep breath, and think about the consequences of posting such a message.
Our mission is all about a new era of reflection in our digital community... Step Back from your computer and Think. Have you ever said anything on the internet you wouldn't be proud to say in public? Would you share every text you send to your best friend? Your teachers? Or even your family? Even if the other person is being rude it is of the utmost importance that before you post you take a step back from your computer and think about what you are about to do.
Why are you posting? What good will it do? What are the consequences–good and bad?
No matter who you are and what situation you are in, taking a few seconds to step back and think can truly make a difference in today's interconnected world.Sign Our Pledge
Code of Conduct
By signing the Pledge, you are making a vow to follow the terms of the Code of Conduct, and in turn becoming a Member of our community.
Show Your Support
This pledge is the first step to not only showing your support for a safer internet, inspiring each of us to lead by example, but also reflects and improves self-image.
Together We Can
This is an opportunity for the students to work together to define our path, to a healthier, and brighter step forward on the internet.
We happily invite teachers, coaches, professionals, adults and post-secondary students to join our community as Mentors and sign the same Pledge.