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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 […]

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Avoiding public shaming in a rise of incivility. We’re living in a era where the majority of people are armed with smartphones and cameras are on every corner. You are no longer afforded the luxury of having a meltdown at an airport or being rude to a cashier (not that you should be), maybe you […]

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New survey by Weber Shandwick, Civility in America 2018, revealed that the majority of us (84 percent) have faced incivility. Who’s to blame? According to this survey, 56 percent of those who say civility is worsening blame the Internet and social media. However the number one reason Americans point to the rise in this shame nation […]

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Is there a link between cyberbullying, sexting and drug use? We’re living in an age where the headlines of cyberbullying and sexting are becoming common. It doesn’t mean we have to accept this as the new normal, we should be embracing these articles as conversation starters with our teen’s. In a study conducted a few […]

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School’s Out: Students Travelling Abroad & Social Media While parents understand that teenagers may gravitate to spending their summers with old friends doing activities in their hometown, summertime provides a great opportunity for teens to step outside of their comfort zone. Arguably, one of the most effective approaches to providing a fun-filled summer which stretches […]

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The importance of online reputation and your teen. The majority of young people (tweens and teens) are on social media ‘a lot’ and according to the most recent PEW Survey, 45 percent of teens (13-17 years old) are connected almost constantly which is up from 24 percent in 2015. We commonly hear how some apps […]