Tuesday, April 27, 2010

NS Teens - Making Safer Online Choices

NetSmartz.org, sponsored by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, has a site just for teens, including a section on cyber-bullying. Go to: http://www.nsteens.org/videos/cyberbullying/

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Montgomery police are investigating how middle school sexting photos were obtained


Montgomery police are investigating how middle school sexting photos were obtained

Sexting has become more common locally in the past two years, officials say.
Sexting has become more common locally in the past two years, officials say. (Reuters)

Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Bethesda middle school student allegedly rented his iPod Touch to classmates who clicked through images of female classmates and other girls in various states of undress, according to Montgomery County police who are investigating the sexting at Pyle Middle School.

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Parent Advice - Microsoft and Sexting: Lessons Learned - Common Sense Media

Parent Advice - Microsoft and Sexting: Lessons Learned - Common Sense Media

'Daring Girls' game boosts self esteem - USATODAY.com

'Daring Girls' game boosts self esteem - USATODAY.com

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Working in South Dakata

I'm currently in South Dakota working with School Counselors about social networking technologies.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Google Public Policy Blog: Google Buzz Tips for Teens

Google Public Policy Blog: Google Buzz Tips for Teens

OnlineFamily.Norton

OnlineFamily.Norton: "You can’t be watching all the time, but you can play a consistent and supportive role in your kids’ lives, online. Let them grow and learn on their own while being able to provide guidance when necessary."

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Lawmakers try to pull the plug on teen 'sexting' - BusinessWeek

Lawmakers try to pull the plug on teen 'sexting' - BusinessWeek

YouTube - Online Safety 3.0: Rethinking Net Safety Together

YouTube - Online Safety 3.0: Rethinking Net Safety Together
A March 2010 talk for educators given by ConnectSafely co-director Anne Collier (or rather her avatar, Anny Khandr) and edited by Knowclue Kidd (aka Marianne Malmstrom). Set in the underwater Paideia Coliseum in Second Life, Anny's talk was part of a series on digital citizenship and safety presented by Atlantis Seekers (http://atlantisseekers.ning.com). Its aim is to help educators break through the myths and hype about how youth are using social media and consider what we're learning from the growing bodies of both social-media and youth-risk research. (Anne is also founder and editor of NetFamilyNews.org.)

Safe Schools: Utilizing Youth Leadership Programs to Develop a Safe School Climate

Safe Schools: Utilizing Youth Leadership Programs to Develop a Safe School Climate
In developing school based approaches to create safe schools and positive school climates the single most important factor that youth leadership programs neglect to focus in on is the importance of developing a sense of belonging to a group identity for young people. We know that “After transition to middle school, peers become primary sources of support and motivation to achieve while the quality of teacher-student relationships tends to decline with time” (Wentzel, 1996). As we set a calendar each year to tackle the critical issues in youth development with great activities, assemblies, and orientations, we must first address the importance of a student body feeling included or connected to the youth leaders facilitating the activities. A major finding of 90,000 students grade 7-11 is that when students feel connected (i.e., feel close to people at school, happy to be at school, part of the school, treated fairly, feel safe) to their school that this “connectedness” is protective against every health risk behavior—alcohol use, suicidal attempts, teen pregnancy, and acts of violence towards others. It is this “connectedness” that we must establish as a foundation of our youth leadership program.
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USF study finds cyber bullying rampant in South Korea

USF study finds cyber bullying rampant in South Korea

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