Category: STAY CONNECTED

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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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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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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When Your Child is the Cyberbully: Expert advice from Dr. Elizabeth Englander

We know that there is a lot of information available giving suggestions on what to do when your child is on the receiving end of cyberbullying. It is much harder, however, to find good advice on what to do when your child is the one engaging in cyberbullying behaviors. We particularly appreciated, therefore, Dr. Elizabeth …

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Experts in Cyberbullying and Online Safety: Alison M. Trachtman Hill, MPA

Alison M. Trachtman Hill, MPA, is Founder and Managing Partner, Critical Issues for Girls (CI4G).  A results-oriented management professional, Ms. Hill has more than 12 years of experience working in project management, program design and implementation, curriculum development, research and evaluation, fund development, and workshops and training. Prior to founding CI4G, Alison managed the national anti-violence …

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Internet Safety: Professor Garfield (the cartoon cat!) helps out

Following on from our blog about the Cartoon Networks efforts with regard to Internet safety, here is another very uesful site for the younger set (kindergarten through eighth grade) put together by the Infinite Learning Lab (a team of the Garfield Foundation, Virginia Department of Education, and the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia).  …

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