Archive for the ‘Civility’ Category

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November 13, 2017 is World Kindness Day which is a great time to emphasis the importance of humanity towards each other. At the same time, it’s a bit sad that we have to remind people to simply be nice to one another. In my latest book, Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate (Sourcebooks, […]

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Children have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, physically or mentally, they have a right to privacy. We all share a collective responsibility to guarantee these rights are enforced and enable children and young people to play, learn, develop, and participate, both offline and online. No one is immune to online […]

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What a fantastic headline!  It can get exhausting hearing about the negativity of online harassment and how incivility is rising digitally. Thanks to #ICANHELP, they put out a call for nominees of students that are making a positive impact online. They recently announced who they will be recognizing at their first annual #Digital4Good event which […]

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Katherine Pham and Gabriella Mariscal wanted to take storytelling at their school to the next level. Feeling inspired by the work on the Facebook Page Humans of New York, the two High School Seniors created Humans of Loara. With the support of their advisor Paul Chylinski, the students set out to improve their school the […]

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When it comes to employment and social media, the First Amendment does not apply. You can, in fact, get fired for what you write, post, and share online, and it is not a violation of your Constitutional rights. As HubShout’s June 2016 Social Media Conduct Survey found out, most people don’t understand the risks of […]

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On March 9, 2016 a new series started, The Internet Ruined My Life on the Syfy Network. Though the series is new, we know that keystrokes and cyber-wars have been destroying lives for a long time. “I wish I had never hit send.” “I never knew one Tweet would ruin my life.” “Everyone wants to be […]

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Everyone loves their cell phones and most can’t live without them. PEW Fact Tank shares that 64% of adults in 2015 own a smartphone, but when it comes to cell phones in general, it jumps to 90% of adults. In a PEW Research in 2013, 74% of youth between the age of 12-17 own a cell […]

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We are heading into the holiday season. This means more interaction with store clerks, more time online, and most likely more time with customer service people on the phone. Our words and reaction will to others in all these spaces and places will matter. It’s a time for patience, understanding – and most importantly, simply […]

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As social networking is growing not only with our youth, but with our adults too, it’s time we start talking about some bad habits that started early in the social media years and try to undo these unsafe social practices. Social media shows no signs of slowing down any time soon, and likely will just continue to […]

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#Being13 in the 70’s could be described as awkward, scary, shy, weird, strange, lonely, nerdy and other adjectives that thankfully were not being judged by “LIKEs” on a social media platform – going viral through our schools and communities. Sure, some of us may have been teased or even bullied – it was limited to our play […]