Archive | April, 2010

Cyber Bullying: What does the future look like?

28. April 2010

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Leading researchers (Shariff & Hoff, 2007; Shariff, 2008) have likened cyber bullying to a modern-day version of William Golding’s (1954) classic novel, Lord of the Flies, inasmuch as technological communication advances allow young people to be able to ecape to a ”virtual island” where there are few rules, little adult supervision, and opportunity for a resultant deterioration [...]

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Cyber Bullying: Court Case Summaries

28. April 2010

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We know that wading through a heap of legal documents to find out about current legal cases on cyber bullying probably ranks right along with having root canal work done, but luckily for you others have already done that and produced some great summaries along the way.

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Cyberbullying: What exactly is it?

27. April 2010

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An online search will produce a variety of definitions of cyberbullying.  We’ve chosen these two because we feel they cover the main points, including the fact that it is intended to be hurtful and it is a repeated behavior.  Why not ask your students to come up with their own definition of cyberbullying?  You might be surprised [...]

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Who’s Who: Nancy E. Willard, Director, the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use

27. April 2010

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Nancy E. Willard, M.S., J.D., is director of the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use (“CSRIU”), which is a wonderful resource for information about online risk issues pertaining to children and young people.

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Response to “Teen Texting Soars: Will Social Skills Suffer?”

20. April 2010

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April 20, 2010: National Public Radio ran a story today on the recent findings on Teens and Mobile Phones by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project (April, 2010), asking, “Will social skills suffer” as teen texting soars.  We suggest not necessarily if they take a leaf out of a wonderful book entitled Teach Your [...]

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Preventing Sexting in your School District: 5 Minute Video Clip

18. April 2010

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Preventing sexting in your district: Take five minutes, grab your coffee, and watch this short video clip put out by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA).  We believe it will be five minutes well spent.  

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Cyberbullying Solutions: Responding to “Not My Kid” with Internet Polling

18. April 2010

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The Phoebe Prince case has shocked us and created significant media attention on bullying. While cyberbullying seems to have been only a part of the case, it is receiving significant focus as well. Until the criminal (and likely civil) legal processes are finished, America seems destined for regular diets of who is to blame (because, in [...]

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Cyberbullying Legal Issues: Phoebe Prince – Is Blame the Only Question?

18. April 2010

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April 11, 2010.  Our Editorial:  A Google search today shows there are over 12 million hits for stories and postings about Phoebe Prince, the young girl who committed suicide after alleged harrassment by fellow students at her school in South Hadley, Massachusetts. 

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Adolescents Online — Book Review: Adolescents in the Internet Age

18. April 2010

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Adolescents in the Internet Age (2009) by Strom & Strom, is not just “another book” about cyberbullying – far from it.  This engaging, practical, easy-to-read, yet in-depth book provides a comprehensive “framework” of who modern adolescents are and how they think and feel which puts cyberbullying into perspective in the Internet age. 

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Cyberbullying and Spanish: How You Say Cyberbullying in Spanish: “mantoneo virtual” (virtual bullying) or “acoso cybernético” (cyber harassment)

18. April 2010

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Cyberbullying and Spanish: How You Say Cyberbullying in Spanish: “mantoneo virtual” (virtual bullying) or “acoso cybernético” (cyber harassment).  If your student population includes a significant primary Spanish language population, you may want to know how to describe cyberbullying in Spanish.

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Youth Voices on Cyberbullying: What young people in the UK are saying about their digital world

17. April 2010

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In this engaging video clip, Dr. Tanya Byron, a leading U.K. cyberbully expert, gives us 12 refreshing (and funny!) youth voices which really help inform us about digital safety.  Do you know what your students are saying about their digital world? 

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International Cyberbullying Perspective: Australian youth “tuning out” online safety messages

16. April 2010

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Have you ever tuned out an airline safety message before take-off, even though it could save your life? Ever fast-forwarded past a DVD’s anti-piracy message leader? Are youth tuning out our online safety messages because they are repetitive, uninteresting and seem irrelevant? 

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Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens: Need a book to recommend to parents?

13. April 2010

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If you are looking for a book to recommend to parents of your students, this book is a good place to start. 

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