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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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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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Cybersafety resources study–What parents want: a fridge magnet!

9. August 2010

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Here’s some interesting research out of Australia relating to what kind of cybersafety information parents prefer and where/how they prefer to access it.  The main objective of the study was to “understand parents’ preferences for cybersafety information, based on the current attitudes and behavior of Australian parents of children inthe 4-17 years age band.”  Let’s [...]

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Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics: “Youthful participation: what have we learned, what shall we ask next?”

7. July 2010

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At the First Annual Digital Media and Learning Conference – Diversifying Participation – held at the University of California, San Diego, in February 2010, the closing keynote was given by Prof. Sonia Livingstone, of the London School of Economics.  

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Cross-Generational Dialogue on the Ethics of Digital Life: Critical need for communication

30. June 2010

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We often hear that parents, educators, and other adults are frequently frustrated, and often intimidated, about how best to communicate with young people about their online lives.  We know that sometimes it feels as if young people are living on their own cyber island which adults are unable to access.  We struggle with how to bridge [...]

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The Secret Online Lives of Teens: Latest McAfee Study

23. June 2010

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We believe that this latest study, commissioned by McAfee and conducted online by Harris Interactive from May 4 to May 17, 2010, makes for interesting, and quite encouraging, reading.

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Kids and Online Information Credibility: Latest Research Findings

21. June 2010

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Do you want to know how well young people navigate the “ocean of information” that is available online?  Then read  highlights from the latest findings (which are a part of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning).  We think you will be surprised by the results.

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Cyber-Secure Schools: Latest Materials from Nancy Willard

14. June 2010

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HOT OFF THE PRESS!  Nancy Willard, Executive Director of the CSRIU, has done it again and produced another very timely book (downloadable) and revised her existing materials on the subject of …

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