Archive for the ‘Cyberbullying’ Category

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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 […]

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Bullying and cyberbullying is an issue that everyone is concerned about.  From verbal abuse to online harassment, words can be used as lethal weapons. On the same measure, words can be used to build people up too! Your words matter, keystrokes count — how will you use them? One of the most important ways your […]

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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 […]