Friday, August 12, 2016

Abbreviations and Terms to Know

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What you need to know about, an increasingly popular app with tweens and teens, allows individuals to create and share short videos that are lip-synced to songs of their choice. Remarkably, there are 80 million registered users, with around 10 million of those active on a daily basis.  These “Musers” – as they are called – upload an average of 10 million fifteen-second videos of themselves each day.  What makes up these videos, you ask?  Well, it’s typically a kid dancing around or passionately lip-syncing to a top hit that everyone knows and loves, or otherwise dramatically spouting off epic movie lines or bit comedy punchlines (similar to Dubsmash).  Perhaps mirroring the popularity of certain features from Snapchat, Musers can also fancify their videos with effects like color filters, or speed them up or slow them down to add a novel and fun element to what they share.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Associations Between Antibullying Policies and Bullying in 25 States

JAMA Pediatr. 2015;169(10):e152411. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.2411.


Three individual components of antibullying legislation were consistently associated with decreased odds of exposure to both bullying and cyberbullying: statement of scope, description of prohibited behaviors, and requirements for school districts to develop and implement local policies.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Stop Bullying on Instagram

Stop Bullying on Instagram: Follow @StopBullyingGov on Instagram for bullying prevention tips, inspirational quotes and photos. They're sharing tips for bullying prevention at camp and inspiring followers to play their part in preventing bullying and promoting positive summer memories. Learn more.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Revenge Porn Research, Laws, and Help for Victims

With presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently pledging at a town hall meeting that she would do whatever she could to end revenge porn (and cyberbullying [call us, Hillary, we can help! Donald, you too!]), I thought it was time to take a closer look at the phenomenon. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the latest research on sextortion – which is closely related – and discussed revenge porn two years ago when it started to ping our radars. Revenge porn – sometimes known as nonconsensual porn – has been defined as the act of distributing intimate photography through different means without the individual’s consent. While revenge is not always the motivating factor, this act seems to be increasingly utilized by the perpetrator as retaliation for romantic relationships going south, and is becoming more and more prominent with thegrowing popularity of sexting. Indeed, there are now an estimated 2,000 revenge porn web sites worldwide, and countless individuals have been repeatedly victimized through the availability of their intimate images in these venues.

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Revenge Porn Research, Laws, and Help for Victims - Cyberbullying Research Center

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Heart of Digital Citizenship | Anne Collier | TEDxGeneva

Published on Jun 16, 2016
Digital citizenship is an intriguing but still very abstract idea with a dark past and great potential. A journalist who has followed youth Internet safety and citizenship for nearly 20 years, Anne Collier looks at what digital citizenship is, the struggle it emerged from, and five ways adult society can make it engaging and useful to young citizens, the heart of any digital citizenship discussion about youth.