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Great new website for the Cyberbullying Research Center

23. June 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

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

15. October 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

3. September 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

18. August 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

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

20. July 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

13. July 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

5. July 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

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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Confronting Cyberbullying: What the experts say

1. June 2011

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This short, but informative article – Confronting Cyberbullying - by Peter Levy for The Journal: Transforming Education Through Technology, contains sage advice from some of the leading experts in the field: Patti Agatston (co-founder of www.Cyberbullyhelp.com), Larry Magid (co-director of www.ConnectSafely.org), and Linda Burch (Chief Education and Strategy Officer for Common Sense Media). 

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Delete Day – Girls at The Mary Louis Academy Take Action

16. May 2011

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This is a fresh and brilliant idea: “Delete Day.”  After a conference by Alison Trachtman Hill (Critical Issues for Girls) and her challenge to “take action,” students from Mary Louis Academy wasted no time and created Delete Day. Delete Day means students are invited to a designated room during an unscheduled period, and are aided [...]

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