Archive for the ‘Civility’ Category

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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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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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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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Life is full of potential addictions; you don’t have to look too far to find them. When teens consider the concept of addiction, they likely think about cigarettes and substance abuse, but oversharing on social media doesn’t always register as a cause for concern. Oversharing is difficult to self-diagnose, so it takes support from friends […]

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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 […]