Archive for the ‘Cyberbullying’ Category

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How cyber-gossip quickly transforms to online bullying. Gossip can be mean, especially when it’s online. 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 […]

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Majority of teens own smartphones, new survey shares how parents are managing to become cyber-savvy. Interestingly, in a new PEW Survey, the majority of parents (65 percent) have concern over the amount of time their teen is online. They are worrying that they are losing the ability to communicate in person or possibly sharing too […]

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Digital resilience: Becoming a better online reporter. The majority of teens have come across racist or sexist hate speech on social media.  There are five-steps to building digital resilience. Prepare them for the ugly side of social media. Teach them to report, flag and block abusive content. Help them understand that online is not always reality. Critical […]

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The impact social media is having on young girls. A study published by University of Essex and University College London, reveals that teenage girls increase their risk of showing symptoms of depression by 50% when they spend more than five hours a day on social media. In comparison, teenage boys increase their risks of showing […]

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By Diana Graber In this age of algorithms and bots, learning how to be human is more challenging than ever. Text messages are curt, Siri doesn’t expect a thank you, and autoresponders can’t detect when the sender needs a kind word or a hug. But parents can raise kids who will wield technology with empathy, […]

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New data shows that two-thirds of teens surveyed say they have engaged in at least one risky behavior online. The survey1, commissioned by AT&T, polled New York City teens, parents of teens and millennial parents of younger children to gauge how children are consuming media on mobile devices – and what their parents understand of their behaviors. […]

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Say goodbye to selfies and hello to more meaningful relationships. Social media is where the majority of teens reside today. According to a new PEW survey, Teens’ Social Media Habits and Experiences, the majority of teens (81 percent) feel more connected to their friends because of social media and 68 percent feel as if they […]

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Ways you can be a cyber-mentor to your teenager. Teens may always be an app ahead of us, or even more cyber-savvy than most parents, but there is one thing that technology will never be able to give them — our parenting wisdom. Being a cyber-mentor is not only leading by example and being their […]

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National [Cyber]Bullying Prevention Month According to BullyingStatistics.org, 1 in 4 kids in the U.S. are bullied on a regular basis. While face-to-face bullying is still common at school, cyberbullying – bullying via email, text messages, social media, chat rooms, pictures, instant messaging, and videos – has become one of the most prevalent types of bullying among […]

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Dealing with Digital Disaster and Combating Cyberbullying (Excerpt from Shame Nation book) If your attackers are coming after you hard, it might be time for a more forceful response. Has your online reputation suffered irreparable damage? Has it gotten so bad that you are fearful for your safety? Should you consult an attorney or file […]