Temitayo Fagbenle is a 17-year-old Rookie Reporter of Nigerian descent. She attends high school in Manhattan and will graduate in January 2014. In college Temi plans to major in Chillness with a minor in Social ...
Radio Rookies hosted an in-class live chat to coincide with a new story about sexual cyberbullying. Rookie Reporter Temitayo Fagbenle hosted a facilitated online conversation for high school students to discuss the issues her story brings to light.
16-year-old Temitayo Fagbenle is troubled by the fact that her Facebook newsfeed is inundated with sexually explicit photos and videos of other teenage girls that are posted, commented on, and shared countless times by her peers. Teens targeting and shaming each other isn't new but in the past the messages written on bathroom stalls only scarred a girl’s reputation during high school. Temitayo brings listeners inside the cyber world of teenagers to explore how using the internet as a tool to ruin a reputation has repercussions far beyond the schoolyard.
Radio Rookies will facilitate an in-class live chat with students from classrooms around the country to talk about the cyberbullying issues Temitayo's story brings up, including:
In order to take part in the conversation, students will need to have internet access. Temitayo, the Rookie Reporter, will host the chat with Radio Rookies producers facilitating the discussion and moderating comments (each comment will be read and vetted by an adult producer before it goes live).
If you’re interested in taking part or have questions, please contact Radio Rookies Associate Producer, Courtney Stein: firstname.lastname@example.org
Common Sense Media created this Gender and Digital Life Toolkit and this Cyberbullying Toolkit to help educators take an effective stance against harassment online and help teachers broach sensitive subjects in their classrooms.