Archive | March, 2011

White House & HHS Launch Stopbullying.gov

29. March 2011

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In conjunction with the recent White House summit on bullying, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services launched an excellent resource site called www.stopbullying.gov . The site is very well organized and navigable, with an attractive color scheme and quick link buttons for kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and community members — following on the President’s [...]

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Evidence-based alternatives to zero tolerance discipline policies

25. March 2011

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We often hear the words “zero tolerance” in discussions about school discipline policies, perhaps especially nowadays in connection with bullying and cyberbullying.  Before you make decisions about whether or not zero tolerance is the right approach for your school, however, we suggest that you check out this March 2011 informative Research-to-Results Brief from Child Trends which [...]

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Teens can talk to a judge without being in court, at “AsktheJudge.info”

22. March 2011

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Judge Tom Jacobs was a “Juvy” (Juvenile) judge for 23 years and seems to have seen  …

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White House Conference on Bullying Prevention – March 10, 2011

10. March 2011

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Today (Thursday, March 10, 2011), the President convened a conference on bullying prevention at which some of nation’s leading experts and practitioners on bullying prevention spoke (Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D., Susan M. Swearer, Ph.D., Rosalind Wiseman, Catherine Bradshaw, Ph.D, and others).  The conference is available for review for a limited time at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live, and/or check out the [...]

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Acceptable Use Policies: Balancing Access and Choice

8. March 2011

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If you are wanting to update your school’s Acceptable (Responsible) Use Policy, perhaps with a view to integrating new cloud-based and mobile technologies, then we suggest that you first read A “Responsible” Approach to School Usage Policies on Internet Safety

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Want a 30 second clip about digital harassment to catch the attention of your students?

3. March 2011

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Then check out this short but powerful clip entitled Tattoo from A Thin Line (see our earlier blogs on this website by clicking here and here).  We think this is a great short piece to show to students to begin discussions about cyberbullying/digital harassment.  Perhaps one of the first questions might be to ask them, ”In your opinion, [...]

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Looking for useful resources on cyberbullying: Try Education.com

1. March 2011

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Education.com, a website which “provides expert advice, features, columns, thousands of reference articles, and a community for parents of pre-school to high-school students,” has a very useful Special Edition section on cyberbullying (and also one on bullying).  Why do we recommend this site? 

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