Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Electronic Media and Youth Violence: A CDC Issue Brief for Educators and Caregivers

Electronic Media and Youth Violence: A CDC Issue Brief for Educators and Caregivers focuses on the phenomena of electronic aggression. Electronic aggression is defined as any kind of harassment or bullying that occurs through email, chat rooms, instant messaging, websites, blogs, or text messaging. The brief summarizes what is known about young people and electronic aggression, provides strategies for addressing the issue with young people, and discusses the implications for school staff, education policy makers, and parents and caregivers.

http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dvp/YVP/electronic_aggression.htm

Cyberbullying: Bigger Threat Than Sexual Predators?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Teens support making it illegal to cyberbully

Posted By THE CANADIAN PRESS

 

Katie Neu takes her high school courses from home. It's been two years since she walked out of her high school after being cyberbullied so much that she felt forced to leave.

 

Neu, 16, was threatened over instant messaging programs. Her peers called her names in e-mails after rumours about her spread around the school. She received messages and e-mails accusing her of faking a broken arm.

 

I had enough of people trying to hurt me and harass me," said Neu from her home in Listowel, Ont. I'll probably have to do it myself, but I want to see all forms of bullying illegal."

 

An announcement from the Canadian Teachers' Federation calling for the addition of cyberbullying to the Criminal Code has brought Neu's hopes one step closer to reality.

 

Read more:

 

http://www.nugget.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1149981

Wireless services add more parental controls - Back to School- msnbc.com

Wireless services add more parental controls - Back to School- msnbc.com

ABC News: Appeals court affirms COPA violates First Amendment

ABC News: Appeals court affirms COPA violates First Amendment

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