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

30. July 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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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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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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Trend Micro “What’s Your Story” Winner “Where are you?” is really worth a look

4. May 2011

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“This is a line … and this line is mine!” starts the Grand Prize Winning video among many many entries for digital online safety.  Winning teen creator Mark Eschelman and teen actor Tyler Joseph give us a powerful message of where the line is, where the spine is, and the pluses and minuses of being “on-line” or on [...]

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The power of positive social norms: Harrison High School shows us the way!

7. April 2011

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Check out this video, produced by students from Harrison High School in Georgia, which beautifully illustrates the power of positive social norms.  As the Sources of Strength website notes, the school broadcasting program partnered with the school’s Sources of Strength students to “create a Lip Dub that had a message for all teens.”  This engaging and powerful [...]

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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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Want a 30 second clip about digital harassment to catch the attention of your students?

3. March 2011

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Then check out this short but powerful clip entitled Tattoo from A Thin Line (see our earlier blogs on this website by clicking here and here).  We think this is a great short piece to show to students to begin discussions about cyberbullying/digital harassment.  Perhaps one of the first questions might be to ask them, ”In your opinion, [...]

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What’s your Internet safety story? It could be worth $10,000

22. February 2011

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Are you looking for some creative ways to get youth actively engaged and talking with adults and each other about Internet safety?  A project which will interest and empower young people rather than disengage and disenfranchise them?  Oh, and one that carries a $10,000 first prize  and six $500 second prizes?  Then take a look at the 2011 What’s [...]

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Take action to stop digital abuse: MTV, Facebook, and Justin Bieber team up

17. February 2011

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MTV, Facebook, and Justin Bieber have teamed up to help stop digital abuse, and they are asking you to help out!  If you post an action on MTV’s A Thin Line (see our earlier blog about this cool website), you too can be eligible for the Grand Prize of a trip for two and backstage passes [...]

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Wise up to IT: Resources for connecting with youth

22. December 2010

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Are you looking for some resources to help you connect with youth about their online lives?  Resources where the message is on-target (i.e., age- and content-appropriate) and which use “real life” stories which are likely to resonate with youth rather than put them to sleep?  Then check out this set of four videos and accompanying support [...]

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Sexing in America: When Privates go Public — MTV news special

3. December 2010

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Do you want to know more about sexting, and hear what young people themselves have to say about it?  Then check out this indepth, informative, and balanced “news special” from MTV.  This 40-minute film (in 4 parts) explores the dangers of sexting and the repurcussions for the people who electronically send and receive sexually explicit [...]

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Cry of the Dolphins: Think Before You Comment Ad from YouTube/NCPC

12. November 2010

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Just a short blog today, but one with a powerful message nevertheless.  Check out this “ad” about cyberbullying which has been put together by the advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi with YouTube and the National Crime Prevention Council.  Click here to watch Cry of the Dolphins.  And please, “Think before you comment.”

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