October 15, 2020
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and October 10 marked World Mental Health Day. To help schools address these important issues, Impero Software has created a freely downloadable ebook, Supporting Student Mental Health and Safety During Remote Learning. The ebook provides insight and advice from experts Joe Laramie, founder of the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and Holly Kelly, a former teacher who is now the regional educational technology coordinator of the Learning Technology Center of Illinois. In the ebook, they share tangible resources and tips about how to identify and address troubling behavior in an online environment, including recognizing signs of child abuse or neglect in remote learning environments, limiting cyberbullying in online learning environments, supporting mental health in schools (including COVID-specific crises and support for teachers’ mental health), and choosing appropriate technology to support student safety and mental health.