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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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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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Cyberslammed: A useful new resource for adults and young people alike

15. September 2012

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Cyberbullying is a complex and complicated issue. It is vital, therefore, that any work in this field is grounded in research and avoids the myths and scare tactics that we know tend to alienate young people who then believe that adults really “do not get it.” While the jury is still out on just how pervasive [...]

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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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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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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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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 Pitfalls and Promises of Facebook, Social Media and Kids: Helpful info from Mindshift.kqed.org

19. April 2011

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We understand and appreciate that many adults worry about young people’s use of Facebook and other social media, and may be at a loss to know what, if anything, they need to do in this regard.  Should adults intervene?  If so, how and to what degree?

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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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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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