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Monday, October 3, 2022

Bullying Prevention: Rise of the UPstander - Savvy School Counselor

When it comes to bullying prevention, being an upstander is one of the best positions to take. Through the years, I’ve really made it a point to teach my students about this position and why it’s such an important one. With Bullying Prevention Month beginning in just a few days, I want to talk about ways to encourage kids to be upstanders.

When your students are learning what a bystander is, use that time to differentiate the bystander from the upstander.

Read more: 

Bullying Prevention: Rise of the UPstander - Savvy School Counselor https://savvyschoolcounselor.com/bullying-prevention-rise-of-the-upstander/

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Model Sexting Law - Cyberbullying Research Center


By Justin W. Patchin
September 7, 2022

Tags:  legislation sexting sexting law sexting legislation

In my last post, I discussed what I learned in reviewing all of the state sexting laws across the U.S. Some states have comprehensive sexting laws while many others—23 to be exact—have no sexting specific law whatsoever. As noted in my post, this is problematic for a number of reasons, including the risk that minors who participate in this behavior may be treated by the courts as sexual predators. Even though many prosecutors have generally been using their discretion to circumvent harsh child pornography laws, still others find themselves hamstrung by laws that lack the flexibility to address the behavior with the kind of nuance necessary to accommodate vastly different circumstances.

Read more:

https://cyberbullying.org/model-sexting-law

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Instagram: Updates to the Sensitive Content Control

The Sensitive Content Control has only two options for teens: “Standard” and “Less.” New teens on Instagram under 16 years old will be defaulted into the “Less” state. For teens already on Instagram, we will send a prompt encouraging them to select the “Less” experience.

This will make it more difficult for young people to come across potentially sensitive content or accounts in Search, Explore, Hashtag Pages, Reels, Feed Recommendations and Suggested Accounts.


Friday, August 26, 2022

Videos to teach other teens about social media, technology, and adolescent brain development.

UNC-Chapel Hill PSYC 180 students created these videos to teach other teens about social media, technology, and adolescent brain development.
https://www.teensandtech.org/videos/teens-teaching-teens #schoolcounseling




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