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We have discussed this for a long time, tweens jumping on social networking sites that clearly state they must be 13 years-old to join. Parents will sometimes cave to their tweens begging (peer pressure from the tween) – or the tween will find a way around entering these sites.  In either situation, it is crucial that […]

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By Galit Breen When I wrote Kindness Wins, a guide for teaching our kids how to be kind online, the (truly) only backlash I heard was that kids who bully come from parents who bully, so teaching kindness won’t help. I disagree. Here’s why. The theory that bullies raise bullies is one we’ve all heard […]

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Cyberbullying and Internet Trolls I am very offended when I hear people say – move on from it, it’s no big deal, or the latest came from talk show host Wendy Williams in her hot topics segment, when she felt that Ashley Judd is wasting her time in holding her Internet trolls accountable. I am […]

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Online abuse has become a fact of digital life at all ages.  From the moment you are handed a keypad, you should know that you do not deserved to be harassed online, and if you are — tell an adult immediately. If you are an adult, knowing how to block and report is imperative.  Depending […]

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Safer Internet Day (SID) is organized by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. Tuesday, February 10th, Connect Safely will be hosting Safer Internet Day on the campus of Facebook in Menlo Park, California. […]

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Most think of dating violence as physical or verbal, however with today’s technology we need to consider the digital form of abuse that our youth are now struggling and suffering with. Digital dating abuse is the use of technologies such as texting and social networking to bully, harass,stalk […]

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As I continue to write about bullying and cyberbullying, it never ceases to amaze me how many different ways people have discovered to hate others — whether it is on the playground or online, peer cruelty doesn’t seem to have any limits or boundaries. The irony of it is I read so much about youth bullying, […]

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GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) believes in celebrating kindness while working to create safe schools free of name-calling, bullying and bias. Motivated by this simple, yet powerful, idea — and supported by over 60 national partner organizations — No Name-Calling Week is celebrated each year in schools across the nation. GLSEN wants to help you put a […]

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The holidays are here, school is out and chances are good everyone is spending more time online or with family and friends. This can also mean there can be more exposure to people or trolls online that can be cruel or mean. Unfortunately mean-people, such as bullies and cyberbullies, don’t take holidays or vacations.  On the […]

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The Bully. No one is immune to online harassment.  No matter what your age, race or religion – you can quickly fall victim to vicious keystrokes within seconds. According to a Cox Communications Survey, 81 percent of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person.  This makes sense […]