Archive for the ‘Cyberbullying’ Category

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Online abuse has become a fact of digital life at all ages.  From the moment you are handed a keypad, you should know that you do not deserved to be harassed online, and if you are — tell an adult immediately. If you are an adult, knowing how to block and report is imperative.  Depending […]

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February 25 is national Pink Shirt Day. The national observance came about as the result of a teenage boy who was bullied when he wore a pink shirt to school. The next day, dozens of the teen’s classmates, in a show of opposition to bullying, all wore pink shirts to school. According to the U.S. […]

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Safer Internet Day (SID) is organized by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. Tuesday, February 10th, Connect Safely will be hosting Safer Internet Day on the campus of Facebook in Menlo Park, California. […]

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Most think of dating violence as physical or verbal, however with today’s technology we need to consider the digital form of abuse that our youth are now struggling and suffering with. Digital dating abuse is the use of technologies such as texting and social networking to bully, harass,stalk […]

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This year Safer Internet Day falls on February 10, 2015.  Like Data Privacy Day in January, it is an opportunity to spend a little extra time to learn more about a place where more and more people are spending the majority of their time – the Internet. Online safety is a concern for all ages, […]

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As I continue to write about bullying and cyberbullying, it never ceases to amaze me how many different ways people have discovered to hate others — whether it is on the playground or online, peer cruelty doesn’t seem to have any limits or boundaries. The irony of it is I read so much about youth bullying, […]

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GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) believes in celebrating kindness while working to create safe schools free of name-calling, bullying and bias. Motivated by this simple, yet powerful, idea — and supported by over 60 national partner organizations — No Name-Calling Week is celebrated each year in schools across the nation. GLSEN wants to help you put a […]

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The holidays are here, school is out and chances are good everyone is spending more time online or with family and friends. This can also mean there can be more exposure to people or trolls online that can be cruel or mean. Unfortunately mean-people, such as bullies and cyberbullies, don’t take holidays or vacations.  On the […]

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Bullying Prevention Month is over, but that doesn’t mean we should stop talking about the topic of online and offline cruelty that people use with their words and keystrokes. We have already proven that sticks and stones can break our bones — and words can emotionally scar us for a very long time, however a […]

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Brace yourself parents! Is this a time to say, “It’s not my kid?“ Though venting their displeasure regarding parental rules and restrictions is nothing new for tweens and teens, the current generation isn’t limited to bashing their parents to one friend at a time over the telephone; now, they can air their grievances in one […]