Great new website for the Cyberbullying Research Center

Sunday, June 23, 2013

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You must check out the new website for the Cyberbullying Research Center. The site was good to begin with, but now it’s great! Still full of relevant, research-based, up-to-date information, the website is now even easier to use than it was before. It has easy-to-access resources for parents, educators, and teens, up-to-date information about state cyberbullying laws [...]

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Bullying prevention training: New resource from stopbullying.gov

Sunday, January 27, 2013

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Are you looking to raise awareness in your community about bullying prevention and need some research-based resources? Then check out the Community Action Planning link on the excellent stopbullying.gov website. Here you will find an informative presentation with suggested talking points. The presentation covers many important issues:

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A Platform for Good: An interactive site helping parents, teachers, and teens to connect, share, and do good online

Saturday, January 5, 2013

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We’re all in favor of helping adults and teens connect in positive ways, especially when using technology. This website (a project of the highly regarded Family Online Safety Institute) is filled with great ideas for parents, teachers, and teens to do just that. Parents can check out the Teach Parents Tech video series, while teens can print out coupons [...]

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Cyberslammed: A useful new resource for adults and young people alike

Saturday, September 15, 2012

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Cyberbullying is a complex and complicated issue. It is vital, therefore, that any work in this field is grounded in research and avoids the myths and scare tactics that we know tend to alienate young people who then believe that adults really “do not get it.” While the jury is still out on just how pervasive [...]

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Sesame Street Launches Anti-Bullying Program with “The Good Bird’s Club”

Saturday, October 15, 2011

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Sesame Street does it again with brilliance!  Big Bird is invited to join the “Good Birds Club” and is very excited. However, a pigeon with an attitude

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Facebook, YouTube, Texting: Rules of the Road for Kids

Saturday, September 3, 2011

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Here is a short video clip from Common Sense Media to help young people make smarter decisions online.  The clip is only 3.21 minutes long, and features a group of young people helping other young people stay safe online.  They provide 10 simple rules to “keep us safe and smart when we are online or using our cell phones.”  The video [...]

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Stopping digital abuse: MTV’s new resource for grown ups

Thursday, August 18, 2011

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We have featured MTV’s A Thin Line campaign before on this blog (see here).  Now MTV has produced a new resource to help grown ups (parents and educators) use A Thin Line to “open up a conversation on digital abuse, test awareness, and help encourage action on the issue at home or in school.”  Let’s [...]

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Help for youth in crisis: Safekids.com provides a directory of resources

Saturday, August 13, 2011

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Do you know a young person who is in crisis, perhaps someone who is struggling with suicidal thoughts, dating abuse, domestic violence, or bullying?  Or are you that person?  Do you need help, but are not sure where to look?   

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Face 2 Face: A book by young people to help young people handle online/offline bullying and peer abuse

Saturday, July 30, 2011

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Here’s a new resource we really like.  Face 2 Face: A book created by young people (Caroline Ster, author, and Emily Jones, illustrator) to help other young people learn how to handle bullying, cyberbullying, and peer abuse in a proactive, positive manner.  With expert adult guidance (including Alison Trachtman Hill, MPA, and Lynn Dubenko, Ph.D.) and contributions, these two young [...]

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Is Facebook good or bad for teenagers? Here’s your chance to weigh in

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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Nowadays, almost everyone you ask seems to have an opinion on whether or not Facebook is a positive or negative feature of young people’s lives.  Teens, parents, grandparents, educators, school administrators, and more all weigh in with different perspectives.  But what do YOU think?  Is Facebook a “force for good or ill in kids’ lives?”  Here’s a great opportunity for your voice [...]

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Your high school students can be great digital citizens: Commonsense Media provides the tools

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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We have previously lauded the terrific online safety/digital citizenship resources provided by Commonsense Media, and we are going to do it again!  Commonsense Media has just brought out a FREE, five-part curriculum for high school students to complement the materials already available for elementary and middle school students. 

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Define the Line website: Clarifying the blurred lines between cyberbullying and socially responsible digital citizenship

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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Dr. Shaheen Shariff and her team at McGill University have launched a critical new website on cyberbullying called ”Define the Line“ which has already received wide press by Stanford University College of Law, YouTube and Twitter.  The site does not attempt to provide any ”quick fixes” for cyberbullying (as we know there aren’t any), but instead

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Internet Safety Education for Teens: Getting it Right

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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Following on from last week’s blog, we want to share with you another useful Factsheet produced by the Crimes Against Children Research Center (CACRC).  This time, it’s a factsheet on Internet Safety Education for Teens: Getting it Right which provides research-based content in a useful “Don’t Say” and ”Do Say” format.  It’s so important that we get our [...]

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