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New data shows that two-thirds of teens surveyed say they have engaged in at least one risky behavior online. The survey1, commissioned by AT&T, polled New York City teens, parents of teens and millennial parents of younger children to gauge how children are consuming media on mobile devices – and what their parents understand of their behaviors. […]

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Say goodbye to selfies and hello to more meaningful relationships. Social media is where the majority of teens reside today. According to a new PEW survey, Teens’ Social Media Habits and Experiences, the majority of teens (81 percent) feel more connected to their friends because of social media and 68 percent feel as if they […]

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Ways you can be a cyber-mentor to your teenager. Teens may always be an app ahead of us, or even more cyber-savvy than most parents, but there is one thing that technology will never be able to give them — our parenting wisdom. Being a cyber-mentor is not only leading by example and being their […]

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Adults Acting Badly: When Bullying Behavior No Longer Is Child’s Play In a recent survey by Anti-Bullying Alliance, children aged 11 to 16 believe that adults are setting a poor example by behaving badly to each other face-to-face, online or in the media. The majority, 97 percent said they would like to see more respect shown […]

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Can we bring civility back to this shame nation? We are living in such divisive times now that we are witnessing adults treating each other with the utmost disrespect, and many times their own children are watching this outrageous behavior.  Since we now live in a world where the majority of Americans are armed with […]

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National [Cyber]Bullying Prevention Month According to BullyingStatistics.org, 1 in 4 kids in the U.S. are bullied on a regular basis. While face-to-face bullying is still common at school, cyberbullying – bullying via email, text messages, social media, chat rooms, pictures, instant messaging, and videos – has become one of the most prevalent types of bullying among […]

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Dealing with Digital Disaster and Combating Cyberbullying (Excerpt from Shame Nation book) If your attackers are coming after you hard, it might be time for a more forceful response. Has your online reputation suffered irreparable damage? Has it gotten so bad that you are fearful for your safety? Should you consult an attorney or file […]

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The evolution of social media and how teens and parents fit in. Two very telling surveys were released this month that can give us insights on how both teens and parents are adapting to the world of technology. As the new school year started, Microsoft shared a new study that was encouraging. Teens around the […]

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Cyberbullying, Online Harassment and Digital Abuse Don’t feed the trolls. We’ve heard this over and over again.  It is a phrase that tells us not to engage with people online that are intentionally inflicting harm and cruelty towards others. In today’s culture of digital cruelty and online shaming, no one is immune to online harassment.  For years […]

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Upstanders: We all need to step-up In an age of cruelty and trolling, it’s important to equip young people to stand up to online hate and cyberbullying. We often hear about being an upstander, however do you actually know what it means to be one? An UPSTANDER is someone who recognizes when something is wrong and acts […]