Archive for the ‘Online harassment’ Category

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I don’t have to tell anyone how online abuse has become part of the landscape of social media. Whether it’s a child being told to drink bleach and die, or a celebrity hearing their movie is so bad that “it’s not rape worthy,” or the former First Lady being called an ape in heels, the […]

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UNICEF released their report Perils and Possibilities: Growing up online, based on an international opinion poll of more than 10,000 18-year-olds from 25 countries, revealed young people’s perspectives on the risks they face growing up in an increasingly connected world. The new report  that shows online violence and exploitation is a reality in the lives […]

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Most Teens Spend at Least 3 Hours a Day Socializing Online AT&T and Tyler Clementi Foundation Survey 1,000 Area Teens and Parents: Find Pervasive Cyberbullying and Significant Awareness Gap Between Parents and Teens As middle and high school students spend more time online than ever before, a survey of New York City-area teenagers and parents […]

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On March 9, 2016 a new series started, The Internet Ruined My Life on the Syfy Network. Though the series is new, we know that keystrokes and cyber-wars have been destroying lives for a long time. “I wish I had never hit send.” “I never knew one Tweet would ruin my life.” “Everyone wants to be […]

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YA author and Boston Globe journalist Melissa Schorr talks about her new catfishing novel IDENTITY CRISIS. I recently read this riveting book. It took me less than two days to finish – it’s a page turner you simply can’t put down! This fiction novel that parents and tweens and teens should read, can not only open up […]

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We have constantly said that although October was Bullying Prevention Month, we also consider it Cyberbullying Prevention Month, we have to continuously discuss awareness and educate our communities on curbing this type of cruelty – both offline and online 365 days a year. The fact is bullying is no longer limited to our playgrounds, school […]

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Don’t feed the trolls! We have heard this over and over again.  It is a phrase that tells us not to engage with people online that are intentionally inflicting harm and cruelty towards others. In today’s culture of digital cruelty, no one is immune to online harassment.  For years we have read about the research […]

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The Bully. No one is immune to online harassment.  No matter what your age, race or religion – you can quickly fall victim to vicious keystrokes within seconds. According to a Cox Communications Survey, 81 percent of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person.  This makes sense […]

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Even under a national spotlight, bullying has become more prevalent and increasingly dangerous. Emotionally disturbing yet cathartic, this groundbreaking book by two leading experts in the field of community intervention, anger and addiction, provides a compelling expose on all aspects of bullying. Bullies ~ From the Playground to the Boardroom Using in-depth case studies of […]

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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 […]