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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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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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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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Safer Internet Day 2011: It’s more than a game, it’s your life

8. February 2011

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Today is being marked as Safer Internet Day in “more than 70 countries, from Canada to South Korea and Russia to Kenya, including all 27 countries of the European Union.”  As noted by Neelie Kroes, patron of Safer Internet Day, and European Digital Agenda Commissioner, “[f]or children and young people especially, [Safer Internet Day]is both [...]

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Net Safety Tips on the Go: App for your Android Phone

1. February 2011

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Check out this really cool new app brought to you by an impressive array of “responsible Internet corporations and leading online safety organizations.”   The app provides “quick, practical, friendly advice for you and your family.”  It’s quick and easy to download and it’s FREE. 

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No Name Calling Week – January 24-28, 2011

25. January 2011

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“No Name Calling Week,” created by GLSEN and Simon & Schuster, is now in its 6th year and gaining momentum. Barnes & Noble, and over 40 national partners, including a generous grant from Cisco Systems, made this year’s week possible. As the website notes, No Name-Calling Week was inspired by a young adult novel entitled “The [...]

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Five Myths about Bullying: What do you believe?

4. January 2011

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To get us underway in 2011 with useful resources about bullying and cyberbullying, we are starting with an article on Five Myths about Bullying by Prof. Susan Swearer which was published in The Washington Post on December 30th, 2010.  Short, sweet, and very much to the point, this article would make a great springboard for discussion about this important [...]

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Offline for a week! :)

24. August 2010

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Duty calls!  I need to meet some publication deadlines for writing projects, so I will be offline for a week.  This will be my first time away since I started the blog, so I appreciate your loyalty and patience!  Thanks.  Dr. Jenny. Update: Okay, so the projects took a bit longer than I thought   Thanks for your [...]

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Online Bullies Pull Schools Into the Fray: New York Times Article on Cyberbullying

28. June 2010

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An excellent article by Jan Hoffman in the New York Times today about online bullies makes for interesting reading and draws attention to a number of key challenges educators, administrators, parents, and students are experiencing.

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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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Sexting Legislation Update

11. June 2010

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As noted by Michelle Millhollon in theadvocate.com, on Tuesday 8th June. 2010 a Louisianna state Senate committe advanced legislation (HB 1357) that would make “sexting” a crime and punishable by at least 10 days in jail.

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