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Bullying prevention training: New resource from stopbullying.gov

27. January 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

5. January 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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Internet Safety Education for Teens: Getting it Right

28. June 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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The True Prevalence of “Sexting”: A Useful Factsheet

21. June 2011

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Are you confused about sexting – what it is, who’s doing it, and how often?  Are you trying to make sense of the various studies and work out what information is accurate when the results often vary widely?  Then look no further …

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The Youth Voice Project: What actually helps in bullying situations?

10. June 2011

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The Youth Voice Project (Penn State Erie – Stan Davis and Dr. Charisse Nixon): What do youth really think about our prevention efforts?  We have our ideas about what we think works, but what do 13,000 teens in 31 schools think? The results are surprising… 

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Best Defenses Against Cyber Bullies: Good parenting and self-control can help

26. May 2011

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Check out this short article by Abigail Baird for Scientific American which refers to a study by Carter Hay and Ryan Meldrum at the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University.  In a study of 426 adolescents (average age 15), Hay and Meldrum found that

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New Resource on Suicide and Bullying from SPRC

21. April 2011

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The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) has published a new 8-page Issue Brief on Suicide and Bullying.  As the SPRC website  notes, this publication examines

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Sexting: A Typology – A “Must Read” for law enforcement, school officials, parents and others

12. April 2011

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If you are one of the many among us trying to understand the “complicated phenomenon” of sexting, then you would do well to read this latest 11-page bulletin by two of the top researchers in this field – Janis Wolak and David Finkelhor of the Crimes Against Children Research Center (University of New Hampshire).

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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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Free Kindle app: What’s next? Free Smart Phones? The effect of free technology on youth?

24. February 2011

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Just before the Holidays, Kindle dropped its prices, and now Amazon is offering the Kindle PC app for free.  In many places around the world, we see technology being offered for “free,” but it’s not really “free.”  The marketplace appears to be finding “other people to pay for it” as it learns who receives an economic [...]

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