Archive for the ‘Civility’ Category

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Stunned. Seriously, a teacher can take to Twitter with her frustrations and keep her job. I will admit, I am not a teacher and for many reasons, most of all, I seriously don’t have patience.  Teachers are special people and people we value with our children’s lives for 9-months out of the year. Teachers are […]

posted by on Bullying, Civility, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Digital citizenship, Digital Life, Online bullying, Online harassment, Parenting, Peer Cruelty

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School is back in session across the country.  It’s true – online cruelty never takes a break, but when school opens we can see a rise in peer cruelty online and off. In McAfee’s 2014 Teens and Screens Study, they reported cyberbullying has tripled and at least 24% of the tweens and teens said they […]

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Have you become part of a social media cliché? Have you become so predictable that  your friends know what to expect from your keystrokes, posts, and comments? Safer Online by Microsoft challenges you to think of this before you post — since it will be there a long, long time. Are you hashtag hyper?  Do […]

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Kindness matters!  It’s time to implement compassion and kindness into our homes and classrooms and make it a priority. Guest post from Joey Katona Over the last few years, we have learned from the Ashoka Changemaker Schools Network and a research project with the Harvard Graduate School of Education that there is a need for […]

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Schools will be opening throughout our country shortly. Most schools have implemented anti-bullying policies – and hopefully many have anti-bullying clubs. Anti-bullying Clubs are now being switched up to Kindness Clubs. This is a great idea since kindness a direct way to combat bullying.  Finding small ways each day to help someone feel good – […]

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We preach to our children, especially our teenagers — think before you post, it is public and permanent.  But how many times have parents thought before they uploaded a photo from a office party or maybe one of those silly quotes about if “Box Tops for Education were on wine labels, my kid’s school would […]

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Acclaimed author Maya Angelou passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 86. Angelou conscripted nearly every method and medium, including painting, poetry, drama, memoir, dance, stage, pedagogy, song, and speech, into her lifetime project of artistic expression, so it figures that she was also an active tweeter with a wide audience: her Twitter account […]

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“Is it me or does this woman look like E.T. when they put the dress on him?” – DJ Eric B. Who is DJ Eric B.? According to his Facebook page his bio boasts more about who he is with rather than who he is. Biography: DJ Eric B has rocked dance floors all over The […]

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#iCANHELP Campaign continues to spread nationwide with their message that kindness can defeat negativity. A few negative posts can leave you feeling alone and isolated. However, all it takes is one person noticing something good and complimenting our day to erase all of the negativity that is following us around. Simple acts of kindness happen […]

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Texting has become a common form of communication today.  Actually I think more people text than they actually speak. Without being in front of a person it is easier to be bold with your words, or should I say keystrokes.  This is why people, especially teens and kids need to remember there is a real […]