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Two Solutions to Help You Detect Cyberbullying on Your Child’s Smartphone

Two Solutions to Help You Detect Cyberbullying on Your Child’s Smartphone

| October 27, 2011 | Comments (4)

I’ve said it time and time again: face-to-face communication with your child or teen about issues like cyberbullying and sexting, and the consequences of such actions, is the key to helping them make the smartest digital decisions. Of course, not all teens are willing to listen, let alone talk about the issues, and most young […]

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Dealing with the Bullies – Avoiding, Recording and Reporting

Dealing with the Bullies – Avoiding, Recording and Reporting

| October 10, 2011 | Comments (3)

Unlike physical bullying, where parental intervention or school intervention can help address the problem, cyberbullying is a bit more complex to deal with. The first question that needs to be answered is: How do you define cyberbullying? Well, for the most part, cyberbullying occurs when your child feels that their safety is being threatened due to […]

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One Network for Adults and Children: A Recipe for Disaster

One Network for Adults and Children: A Recipe for Disaster

| July 28, 2011 | Comments (0)

Over 7 million kids are lying about their age to join Facebook. by guest columnist, Luke Gilkerson, from Covenant Eyes – It’s called “Smash or Pass.” Boys and girls alike can submit a photo of themselves or someone else to any number of smash-or-pass pages on Facebook. Others then stop by and say whether they […]

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How to Deal With Cyberbullies and Online Creeps

How to Deal With Cyberbullies and Online Creeps

| July 25, 2011 | Comments (1)

It can be a scary thing when you notice a change in your child’s behavior and you come to find out that something happened, or is happening, to them online. That’s what happened to a friend of mine who recently reached out to me. The details are private, but she said her daughter was dealing […]

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Twitter – A Revolutionary Way for Kids to Text for Free, Cyberbully and More

Twitter – A Revolutionary Way for Kids to Text for Free, Cyberbully and More

| June 22, 2011 | Comments (1)

Everyone uses Twitter—or at least it seems that way. Major news companies use it to engage audiences from all over the world; politicians use it to leverage their outreach, and celebrities use it to let their followers know what kind of dressing is on their salad. But, you probably already know all of this. What […]

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50 Percent of Bullies Go Beyond the Playground

50 Percent of Bullies Go Beyond the Playground

| May 19, 2011 | Comments (1)

Yesterday, technology journalist Larry Magid posted an article in the Huffington Post called “Online Safety Tied to Real World Behavior”. In the article, Magid points to some interesting statistics related to real-world bullying and how it ties into cyberbullying. Magid points to a recent study from the Cyberbullying Research Center: out of 4,400 11-to-18-year-olds, the […]

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3 Ways Kids Can Become Good Digital Citizens

3 Ways Kids Can Become Good Digital Citizens

| May 10, 2011 | Comments (0)

Education – Whether this is facilitated through teachers or parents (hopefully both!), awareness of the issues that exist online are first and foremost in an effort to avoid them. Parents also need to be educated so they can have…well, educated conversations with their kids about safe online practices. Of course, education goes hand-in-hand with open […]

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Cyberbullying Number One Concern for Kids, Not So Much for the Average Parent

Cyberbullying Number One Concern for Kids, Not So Much for the Average Parent

| May 3, 2011 | Comments (4)

Just like with “traditional bullying”, it’s close to impossible to eliminate cyberbullying entirely. The fact of the matter is, online anonymity not only makes it easier than ever to be mean and cruel, but it makes it easier to be mean and cruel on a massive scale. Two things that we can do—as a community, […]

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Police and Teen Volunteers Helping to Make Social Networking Safer By Going after the Bullies

Police and Teen Volunteers Helping to Make Social Networking Safer By Going after the Bullies

| March 2, 2011 | Comments (2)

Police in the UK are rolling out a noteworthy program wherein they’ll be working with teen volunteers to catch reports of cyberbullying on some of the world’s largest social networks. The whole point behind the program is to “nip the problem in the bud and prevent it [cyberbullying] from becoming something more serious” says Dave […]

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MTV Helps Teens Collaborate With New Interactive Anti-Bullying Tool

MTV Helps Teens Collaborate With New Interactive Anti-Bullying Tool

| October 27, 2010 | Comments (4)

In addition to having education in the schools, parental awareness and open communication in the homes, and lawmakers doing their part to enforce strict rules and consequences for those who choose to cyberbully, it’s important for teens that have been cyberbullied to have an avenue where they can share their experiences, provide their advice, and […]

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Deadly Bullying – A Guest Post from Jeffrey Rinek

Deadly Bullying – A Guest Post from Jeffrey Rinek

| October 15, 2010 | Comments (1)

It’s always a pleasure to meet people who are passionate about something, and in today’s world, it’s nice when that person just happens to be passionate about the safety of our children.  Recently, a friend and co-advocate of mine on Facebook, Jeffrey Rinek, referred me to a post that he called “Deadly Bullying”.  He shared […]

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10 Things Parents Can Do To Combat Cyberbullying

| October 13, 2010 | Comments (4)

As cyberbullying concerns rise all over the country; parents, educators, and lawmakers are banding together to try and come up with an effective solution.  That said however, in the interim, it’s important that parents have reliable resources where they can read, share, and discuss these issues with other parents who are looking for the same […]

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Upstanders, the Best Role Models for Our Children

Upstanders, the Best Role Models for Our Children

| September 24, 2010 | Comments (0)

Cyberbullying, sexting, online privacy—these issues can put a toll on any parent these days.  In addition to the online threats that our children face, they still have to deal with the normal problems of growing up, which, for those of us who can remember, isn’t an easy feat. Unfortunately, for some children “growing up” can […]

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The Direct Relationship between Parenting and Cyberbullying

| September 1, 2010 | Comments (0)

There’s no doubt that the heartbreaking story of Phoebe Prince startled parents all around the country.  As people read magazines and watched the news, they learned just how severe cyberbullying can be—and unfortunately for Phoebe Prince, her story became the mainstream example. Because cyberbullying is such an important issue to tackle, I’ve dedicated an entire […]

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An Expert’s Advice on Bullying, for Schools and Parents

An Expert’s Advice on Bullying, for Schools and Parents

| July 21, 2010 | Comments (0)

When it comes to bullying, whether it’s online or in real life, there are many factors to consider, and Dr. Elizabeth Englander, a professor of psychology and founder of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, has dedicated her work to providing anti-bullying and anti-violence training to schools and families to help them better understand these important […]

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Bullying – What To Do When the Schools Turn Their Backs

| May 26, 2010 | Comments (3)

Bullying continues to be a problem in schools all over the country, and many school administrators either aren’t taking it seriously or lack the authority to do anything about it when it goes beyond school grounds. I want to share an article that I read in a parenting advice blog on Boston.com.  A mother wrote […]

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How to Get Kids to Talk About Bullying – ParentDish.com

| April 26, 2010 | Comments (0)

I thought this would be a great follow-up article to the Cyberbullying 101 blog that I posted last Friday.  The following information is from Tom Henderson and Colleen Egan from ParentDish.com, along with some professional advice from Dr. Michele Borba. Children are literally being bullied to death. There’s even a word for it now: Bullycide. […]

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Cyberbullying 101

Cyberbullying 101

| April 23, 2010 | Comments (0)

With a lot of the attention in the media focused on horrific bullying cases, I thought it was important for us to step back and take a black and white approach to sharing the basics of cyberbullying, and why coming up with a solution to end cyberbullying involves so many complications.  These complications have put […]

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Federal Law Limits Social Networks Involvement in Cyberbullying Cases

Federal Law Limits Social Networks Involvement in Cyberbullying Cases

| March 29, 2010 | Comments (1)

“It’s like the perfect crime”, said the mom of a 13-year-old boy whose reputation at school was destroyed when an unknown cyberbully set up a fake profile on Facebook to make it look as though the 13-year-old was posting vulgar comments about his classmates.  I say “unknown cyberbully” because the identity of the impostor is […]

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Parents Teaching Parents How to Deal With Cyberbullying

Parents Teaching Parents How to Deal With Cyberbullying

| March 16, 2010 | Comments (0)

For parents, knowing how to deal with bullying (in any form) isn’t as simple as reading a “How-To” pamphlet.  All instances of bullying are different and can be handled in different ways.  Sometimes it’s as easy as talking to the parent of the other child, or presenting the problem to school administration; but as I’ve […]

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How to Keep Digital Copies of Cyberbullying

How to Keep Digital Copies of Cyberbullying

| January 13, 2010 | Comments (1)

Technology is great.  It makes our lives easier, more manageable, and more fun.  However, bullies have found a way to take that same technology and turn it into a medium of harassment.  If your child has a cell phone, a laptop, a Facebook page, or even a blog, he/she is susceptible to cyberbullying–a form of […]

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