Tag Archive | "cyberbullying"

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

Saturday, September 15, 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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Stopping digital abuse: MTV’s new resource for grown ups

Thursday, August 18, 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

Saturday, August 13, 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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Face 2 Face: A book by young people to help young people handle online/offline bullying and peer abuse

Saturday, July 30, 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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Is Facebook good or bad for teenagers? Here’s your chance to weigh in

Wednesday, July 20, 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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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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New Resource on Suicide and Bullying from SPRC

Thursday, April 21, 2011

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The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) has published a new 8-page Issue Brief on Suicide and Bullying.  As the SPRC website  notes, this publication examines

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

Thursday, March 3, 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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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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Take action to stop digital abuse: MTV, Facebook, and Justin Bieber team up

Thursday, February 17, 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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GRID: A new Internet safety resource from the Family Online Safety Institute

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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We have reported before on the important work of the Family Online Safety Institute (“FOSI”) – see Cyberbullying Prevention, Cyberbullying Conferences and Events, and Cyberbullying: How can we be a part of the solution? - and now we are delighted to feature their latest very impressive resource which is designed ”for governments, industry, lawyers, academics, educationalists and all [...]

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No Name Calling Week – January 24-28, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 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

Wednesday, January 19, 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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