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October is Bullying Prevention Month. Gossip can be mean. Bullies can build on gossip and create stories and ugliness about a student that can go viral in seconds. In today’s internet age, gossip can be spread at lightning speed to hundreds, thousands or millions of people. The new “party line” is cyberspace where millions of […]

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month and National Cyber Security Month. Both are extremely important topics that need to be discussed 365 days a year which was the focus of my recent post for Platform for Good, Family Online Safety Institute: Short Chats Are Better Than No Chats. Offline parenting will help create safer online […]

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Many parents, teachers and students will ask: “How can we get our schools and communities better informed on up-to-date cyber-knowledge so they are better able to support our children?” Let’s face it, our kids are usually ahead of us when it comes to technology, so we need to all work together to be supportive of […]

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October is a very busy month, recognizing many important causes.  One of them is Bullying Prevention and Awareness Month. I am honored to be part of Digital Citizen’s Alliance TweetChat on Wednesday, October 8th from 1:00-2:00pm EST.  #StopCyberbullying is a concern for everyone – at all ages, however many parents are struggling with how to […]

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Bullying and the prevention of it has become a major focus in our schools. Bullies are no longer limited to just verbal or physical bullying. Text and online bullying have become a serious problem among adolescents and teens.  According to School bullying statistics in the United States: About one in four kids in the U.S. […]

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October is National Bullying Prevention and Awareness Month. We will see many articles and reports on bullying and cyberbullying. The goal is to have parents, kids and educators to take the time to learn more about bullying and cyberbullying.  Although we have a month designated to awareness, all year round we are dealing with peer […]

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Parents and caregivers are a child’s first and best teacher. Your child is listening and remembering your advice, even when it seems like he/she is not paying attention. In fact, spending 15 minutes a day listening and talking with your child can help build the foundation for a strong relationship and provide reassurance that he/she […]

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The younger generation is growing up in an environment saturated with digital experiences. The latest news on Facebook and Instagram can be an instant conversation starter, and phone calls have taken a backseat to texts. Communication on the internet is hacking away at the importance and relevance of authentic offline conversations, yet it is essential […]

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It’s up to us, no matter what age you are — you can make a difference. Bullying affects everyone.  Most of all, the victim. I know people are tired of hearing about cyberbullying, bullying and honestly – I can’t blame you.  The fact is, the words are being over-used.  It is time we take a […]

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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 […]