Tag Archive | "Facebook"

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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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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My Mom is on Facebook Filter: Check this out!

Wednesday, December 8, 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

Monday, December 6, 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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Cyber Bullying: What does the future look like?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Leading researchers (Shariff & Hoff, 2007; Shariff, 2008) have likened cyber bullying to a modern-day version of William Golding’s (1954) classic novel, Lord of the Flies, inasmuch as technological communication advances allow young people to be able to ecape to a ”virtual island” where there are few rules, little adult supervision, and opportunity for a resultant deterioration [...]

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