Archive for the ‘Cyberbullying’ Category

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Can you guess what crisis is affecting 25 percent of our children today? It’s not ebola or drug addiction. We can rule out measles and depression, because the answer is not a disease at all. The answer might come as a surprise to many, but cyberbullying is hurting one quarter of our children. Unfortunately, cyberbullying […]

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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 […]

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In order to better understand what the consequences should be, first a parent should fully understand what cyberbullying is: The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. In a recent survey by Motts Children’s Hospital, it revealed that parents were conflicted about how to […]

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In a recent survey released by Vodafone, 43% of teens believe that cyberbullying is a bigger problem than drug abuse. So when we hear phrases such as, death by humiliation, it’s not a joke. According to this latest research: 41% of teens said cyberbullying made them feel sad, helpless and depressed 26% felt completely alone 18% experienced […]

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We officially live in a generation Facebook society. No matter what age you are, from 13 (and I dare say younger) to 80 (and even older) everyone loves to LIKE Facebook. You may be watching the news on television, listening to a talk show on the radio or even walking into a store – and you will […]

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Whenever I see these headlines I want to cringe. The fact is, it’s sad we need headlines to remind us to continue to be kind to others, to continue to discuss with our children as well as our friends and colleagues about the importance of being an upstander when you see someone being shamed online and most […]

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Guest post by Janita Docherty How do you view your social media world? The first thing that springs to mind is communication. Communication with your friends, family and other users in groups and forums that share a common interest. The second is sharing.  Sharing of our photos, sharing of our life’s moments and sharing of […]

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It’s not only youth that love the Internet, earlier this year PEW Research shared that 52% of adults online are engaged in social media with Facebook as the most popular. We have heard the rumors that teens are finding other social media outlets, such as Snapchat or Instagram, since parents are in love with Facebook, […]

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As cyberbullying continues to be a major issue for many people of all ages in the United States, New Zealand’s government has passed a law designed to protect children from cyberbullying. The Harmful Digital Communications law is only meant for the most serious cases. Children under 14 can’t be charged with cyberbullying, while children between 14 and […]

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It’s the last day of Internet Safety Month. On the first day I asked, what was your priority? Of course, just because June is over doesn’t mean we stop thinking about online safety.  This is a topic that should be in our daily conversations.  It should be as common as how a was your day? […]