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Great new website for the Cyberbullying Research Center

You must check out the new website for the Cyberbullying Research Center. The site was good to begin with, but now its great! Still full of relevant, research-based, up-to-date information, the website is now even easier to use than it was before. It has easy-to-access resources for parents, educators, and teens, up-to-date information about state cyberbullying laws …

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

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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Facebook, YouTube, Texting: Rules of the Road for Kids

Here is a short video clip from Common Sense Media to help young people make smarter decisions online.  The clip is only 3.21 minutes long, and features a group of young people helping other young people stay safe online.  They provide 10 simple rules to keep us safe and smart when we are online or using our cell phones.  The video …

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

Heres 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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The Youth Voice Project: What actually helps in bullying situations?

The Youth Voice Project (Penn State Erie Stan Davis and Dr. Charisse Nixon): What do youth really think about our prevention efforts?  We have our ideas about what we think works, but what do 13,000 teens in 31 schools think? The results are surprising  According to the first report, less than half of the students …

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Prof. Tanya Byron: Its not digital citizenship, its citizenship its what we do

For todays Friday Feature, we posting a video of Dr. Tanya Bryron speaking at a discussion series run by the Royal Geographical Society that aims to improve public understanding of, and engagement with, some of the big issues likely to affect our lives and society in the coming years. The series helps people make their own …

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Discussing cyberbullying with your children and other childrens parents conversation starters

Weve talked quite a bit on this site about the need to be proactive in engaging in conversation with young people on the issue of cyberbullying, online safety, and digitial citizenship.  Yet we also know that oftentimes those conversations are not easy it is hard to know where to start, when to start, what to …

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Oh, Nothing Much Report: The Value of the After-school Conversation

A theme that runs through a number of our blogs is the value of having conversations with, and listening to, young people about their lives both on- and off-line.  Yet we know that these conversations often are not easy for many parents and young people: Parents may feel disconnected from, even shut out of, the online lives of …

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