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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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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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Not Sensationalizing Cyber-Suicide: Safe and Effective Messaging

19. January 2011

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Yesterday, the Suicide Prevention Resource Center hosted a webinar on Suicide Prevention among LGBT Youth which included over 600 participants. The webinar was free and lasted 1.5 hours.  The content was research based, informative, and timely, and provided some really useful “takeaways.”

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New Upcoming Comprehensive Work on Cyberbullying — Cyberbullying Prevention and Response: Expert Perspectives

12. January 2011

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Projected publishing date - August 15, 2011 from Routledge Books -  is a new, comprehensive guide to cyberbullying, Cyberbullying Prevention and Response: Expert Perspectives, with chapters by a number of leading experts, and edited by cyberbullying authorities Professors Hinduja and Patchin. Pre-orders of hardbacks are available directly from Routledge, and paperbacks and hardbacks may be pre-ordered through Amazon.com

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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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Helpful Fact Sheets about Online Safety

13. December 2010

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Childnet International, a U.K. based, non-profit organization working with others to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children,” has produced a useful set of Fact Sheets on various aspects of online safety, including 

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FREE Cyberbullying Prevention Module for Elementary Students

10. December 2010

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This Steps to Respect cyberbullying prevention program for elementary kids is brought to you by the Committee for Children.  The entire program (Overview + five lessons + additional resources) can be downloaded free of charge from the Committee for Children website (it does require registration, but it is quick and easy).

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My Mom is on Facebook Filter: Check this out!

8. December 2010

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A little bit of levity for today’s mid-week blog.  If you think you don’t need The Parents’ Guide to Facebook we blogged about on Monday, then check out this video clip (1.43 mins) from Saturday Night Live.  It might make you reconsider!

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A Parents’ Guide to Facebook: Free Resource from Connectsafely.org

6. December 2010

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Here’s a great FREE, downloadable, resource from Anne Collier and Larry Magid of Connectsafely.org.  A Parents’ Guide to Facebook (published in partnership with the iKeepSafe coalition) explains what Facebook is, how it works, and how to parent one’s children who are using it.  It is filled with pictures of actual Facebook pages showing where to identify the components [...]

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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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Cyberbullying: What Counselors Need to Know, by Sheri Bauman, Ph.D.

23. November 2010

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This book is a must-read for school counselors, teachers, administrators and other professionals who want a solid, research-based, and comprehensive guide on counseling for cyberbullying. This is not just another book on cyberbullying. While cyberbullying is a growing concern, and more and more materials are available, there is no other book for counselors which is as complete and powerful. 

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Stand Up To Cyberbullying: OnGuardOnline Video

19. November 2010

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For this week’s Friday video feature, we have chosen a short video from OnGuardOnline.gov, a website which provides “practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.”  The short animated video demonstrates the importance of taking an active role in [...]

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