Signs Your Child is Being Bullied
January 17, 2018
Students come to Christa McAuliffe Academy of Arts and Sciences for a myriad of reasons, but one we’ve increasingly heard in the past several years is students seeking out a personalized online education to escape from bullying. Bullying in school can dramatically affect the emotional, psychological, and even physical well-being of a student. Oftentimes, parents of students being bullied say they didn’t know it was even happening until the bullying reached an untenable level. This is because students being bullied often feel ashamed, and therefore don’t talk about it. In their helpful video entitled “Signs Your Child is Being Bullied,” @GreatSchools discusses the three signs parents should watch out for.
The first sign parents should watch out for is a child not wanting to go to school. Of course, lots of students may complain about going to school, but if a student begins making regular excuses or complaints of illness to avoid going, consider they may be getting bullied.
How to Beat Cyberbullies
January 13, 2018
Amy “Dolly” Everett was fourteen. She was formerly the face of Akubra, an Australian hat company, and was called by her father “a kind, gentle and loving little girl who loved her animals and cared so deeply for other people less fortunate than her.”
Dolly Everett took her own life earlier this month due to cyberbullying. She was just shy of her fifteenth birthday.
Cyberbullying is a horrific form of emotional abuse that can ravage a student’s self-perception, making them believe the poison being spewed. In their video entitled “How to Beat Cyberbullies,” @watchwellcast says: “The journal of adolescent health found that cyberbullying victims are more likely to become depressed and targets of traditional <face-to-face> bullying.” Whether you attend a traditional school, or have switched to a student-centered online school like ours, cyberbullying can still wreak havoc on a student’s emotional and physical wellbeing.
Here are some tips brought to us by @watchwellcast to help combat cyberbullying and empower victims of this horrible abuse.
High Achievers: Why You Don’t Have to Choose Between School and your Dream
January 10, 2018
Many students who come to Christa McAuliffe Academy of Arts and Sciences do so because they have a dream that transcends want. This kind of high performer comes to our school for the flexibility, mobility, and personalization our program offers. He doesn’t just want to be in a band who tours throughout the country, he needs to be. She isn’t working to gain her high school diploma while simultaneously competing as a world-class gymnast because she wants to, she’s doing it because she feels deep within that she must. And both of these students are able to pursue their passions without halting or sacrificing their education because they found our personalized online program designed to fit any schedule, giving students and their families the flex time they need to travel, start careers…. and do it all before eighteen.