Browsing All posts tagged under »cyberbullying«

Cyberbullying: Scourge of the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]

July 20, 2012

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Sam Laird of Mashable posted this useful cyberbullying article with an infographic from the education portal OnlineCollege.org. “Cyberbullying isn’t new; a 2004 study found that 42% of kids had been bullied online — and that’s before Facebook, Twitter and other networks eclipsed MySpace and started a social revolution. With more and more kids maintaining online […]

Words Hurt. Words Kill.

May 9, 2012

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So said the mother of Rachel Ehmke, the 13-Year-Old Minnesota middle school student who committed suicide by hanging herself on April 29th after months of bullying by fellow students. The friendly, outgoing and athletic seventh grader endured harassment that no child should have to confront. “Slut” was scrawled across her gym locker. She was called […]

Speak Up! How to Prevent Bullying from the Cartoon Network

April 19, 2012

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Great video from the Cartoon Network’s YouTube channel. Also take a look at the wonderful “Dear Rosalind” short videos on the Cartoon Network, where Rosalind Wiseman (author of Queen Bees and Wannabes and educator on children, teens, parenting, education and social justice issues) answers questions from kids about bullying.

Parents worried about cyberbullying

July 20, 2011

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According to HealthDay.com, cyberbullying is becoming a big concern amongst parents. The American Osteopathic Association polled 1,000 parents of teenagers ages 13-17 on topics about social media and cyberbullying. The survey revealed that 85% of parents had children who held social media accounts. Additionally, the survey found that 52% of the parents were concerned about cyberbullying. Read […]

N.J. Gov. Christie Approves Toughest Anti-Bullying Law in the Country

January 8, 2011

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Published Friday, January 07, 2011 on NJ.com By Matt Friedman/Statehouse Bureau TRENTON Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill that, advocates say, gives New Jersey the toughest anti-bullying law in the country. The news reached Garden State Equality Chairman Steven Goldstein during a Somerset conference on reducing the risk of suicide for gay and lesbian […]

When Will Our Schools Take a Stand Against Cyberbullying?

July 30, 2010

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Research states that 4 out of 10 students are bullied online. To address this issue the Chicago Board of Education has passed a new Student Code of Conduct which states that cyberbullying is just as serious of an offense as drug use, gang activity, aggravated assault, and burglary. Thus, these new laws state that children […]

Cyberbullying and Your Child

June 30, 2010

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Elizabeth K Englander, the founder and director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State college, answered NY times readers questions on cyberbullying. The selected question for today’s article was, “What happens when my child is the cyberbully?” Too often parents are quick to turn a blind eye when they find out that their […]

Schools Handling Cyberbullying?

June 28, 2010

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      Two sixth grade boys at Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Ridgewood, NJ texted dozens of sexually explicit threats to one of their female classmates. When the fearful girl went to the prinicipal he replied, “We can’t discipline him” since the text messages occured outside of school hours. The parents, who did not want to […]

Female Aggression in Grade School

June 21, 2010

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Female aggression describes bullying among girls in grade school. This term was coined by Rachel Simmons, author of “Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls.” Simmons teaches young girls about how to cope with female aggression by creating “No Joke Zones”. Click here to read more about her approach. If you wish […]