Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bully Stop

Bully Stop is a tool that can help you and your children stop bullies and predators from contacting them on their mobile (cell) phone.

http://www.vmad.com/joomla/

Teens and Sexting | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Overview:

As texting has become a centerpiece in teen social life, parents, educators and advocates have grown increasingly concerned about the role of cell phones in the sexual lives of teens and young adults. A new survey from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that 4% of cell-owning teens ages 12-17 say they have sent sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude images or videos of themselves to someone else via text messaging, a practice also known as “sexting”; 15% say they have received such images of someone they know via text message.

Download the full report:

http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/Teens-and-Sexting.aspx

Sunday, December 6, 2009

BullyPolice.org

A Watch-dog Organization - Advocating for Bullied Children
& Reporting on State Anti Bullying Laws
http://www.bullypolice.org/

Friday, December 4, 2009

New Survey on Parents and Online Safety | Yoursphere for Parents

As reported by U.S. News & World Report, parents have a variety of concerns when it comes to the safety of their kids while surfing the web. But there is some disparity between the percentages of concerned parents and percentage of those parents taking action to protect their kids. Read more:

http://internet-safety.yoursphere.com/news/new-survey-on-parents-and-online-safety

Thursday, December 3, 2009

MTV's A Thin Line : About the Campaign

The Web and cell phones help us communicate, connect and learn in ways we never could before, but they've also forever changed how we interact with others. Things we used to share in person – and in private – can now be broadcast to thousands, instantly. Sometimes we type things we would never say to someone's face. As a result, new issues like forced sexting, textual harassment and cyberbullyiing have emerged, which now affect a majority of young people in the U.S.

MTV's A Thin Line campaign was developed to empower you to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in your life and amongst your peers. The campaign is built on the understanding that there's a "thin line" between what may begin as a harmless joke and something that could end up having a serious impact on you or someone else. We know no generation has ever had to deal with this, so we want to partner with you to help figure it out. On-air, online and on your cell, we hope to spark a conversation and deliver information that helps you draw your own digital line.

http://www.athinline.org/about#research

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