Tag Archive | "cyberbullying prevention"

Define the Line website: Clarifying the blurred lines between cyberbullying and socially responsible digital citizenship

Tuesday, July 5, 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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White House & HHS Launch Stopbullying.gov

Tuesday, March 29, 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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Looking for useful resources on cyberbullying: Try Education.com

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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Education.com, a website which “provides expert advice, features, columns, thousands of reference articles, and a community for parents of pre-school to high-school students,” has a very useful Special Edition section on cyberbullying (and also one on bullying).  Why do we recommend this site? 

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

Wednesday, January 12, 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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Cyberbullying: How can we be a part of the solution?

Friday, December 17, 2010

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Here’s an informative 5 minute video clip featuring Stephen Balkam of the Family Online Safety Institute, in which he talks about the need for “a culture of responsibility” involving government, industry, law enforcement, parents, teachers, and the kids themselves, in helping kids make wise choices in their online environment.   He also has some good advice for parents.  Check it [...]

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Selecting Effective Anti-Bullying Programs: A Useful Guide

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Check out this informative guide which is available on the New Jersey Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention website – www.njbullying.org.  As the website notes, “this ‘critical criteria’ checklist was developed by the Training Project Committee of the NJ Coalition as a tool for school administrators and agency directors to use in selecting anti-bullying programs.”  We [...]

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FREE Cyberbullying Prevention Module for Elementary Students

Friday, December 10, 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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Cry of the Dolphins: Think Before You Comment Ad from YouTube/NCPC

Friday, November 12, 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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Ten Ways for Parents to Prevent Cyberbullying: FREE webinar

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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We’ve blogged before about The Ophelia Project (click here and here) and the good work they do with regard to cyberbullying prevention.  Now they are offering a FREE 45 minute webinar on Ten Ways for Parents to Prevent Cyberbullying.  The date is November 22nd, 2010, at 6 pm EST.  The webinar consists of a 30 minute [...]

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Net Cetera Community Outreach Toolkit: FREE Online Safety Resource

Monday, October 11, 2010

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Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) unveiled its community outreach kit with “new resources to help parents and communities keep kids safe online and on their mobile phones … Besides the Net Cetera booklet, the Community Outreach Kit includes Heads Up, a new booklet for kids; a short video for parents; four short videos for kids; slides and discussion [...]

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Reducing bullying and cyberbullying: 10 easy tips for educators

Thursday, October 7, 2010

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While we know that, unfortunately, there is nothing “easy” about reducing bullying and cyberbullying, Elizabeth Englander, Ph.D. (Director, Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center ["Marc"]) and Kristin Schank (Graduate Assistant, Marc) have put together a very helpful set of tips for educators to help prevent bullying in schools and online.

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Ten Ways for Parents to Prevent Cyberbullying: Ophelia Project webinar

Thursday, September 23, 2010

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If you are looking for cyberbullying prevention strategies for parents, then check out this webinar from The Ophelia Project.  The date of the webinar is October 27, 2010 (6.00 to 6.45 pm ET).  ”This 45 minute webinar (30 minute presentation and 15 minute Q&A) provides parents with ten strategies to help reduce or eliminate cyberbullying behaviors with your child [...]

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Cybersafety resources study–What parents want: a fridge magnet!

Monday, August 9, 2010

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Here’s some interesting research out of Australia relating to what kind of cybersafety information parents prefer and where/how they prefer to access it.  The main objective of the study was to “understand parents’ preferences for cybersafety information, based on the current attitudes and behavior of Australian parents of children inthe 4-17 years age band.”  Let’s [...]

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