Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bill would let 'sexting' NJ teens avoid charges

Bill would let 'sexting' NJ teens avoid charges: "Bill would let 'sexting' NJ teens avoid charges
By ANGELA DELLI SANTI
The Associated Press
Monday, January 24, 2011; 3:44 PM

TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey teenagers caught texting or posting sexually explicit photos online could avoid prosecution under a measure that would give first-time offenders the chance to complete a diversionary program.

State Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt of Camden, who is sponsoring the bill, said it's important to teach teens the potential consequences of their actions without saddling them with a permanent criminal record."

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Education Update:Evolution or Revolution?:Cyberbullying: Is It Happening In Your Class?

Education Update:Evolution or Revolution?:Cyberbullying: Is It Happening In Your Class?: "Teachers hope and believe that they know the children in their classes well, but unfortunately, there are certain undercurrents a teacher may fail to notice. Many problems that occur in the classroom are connected to incidents that occur outside the classroom."

Still time to register for Booklist's free Battle Bullying with Books webinar

Still time to register for Booklist's free Battle Bullying with Books webinar: "Bullying is a hot-button topic, and while kids and adults alike acknowledge the distressing problem of peer intimidation, it remains a pervasive issue. Join Booklist Publications for an hourlong webinar on how high-quality children’s and young adult literature can help prevent bullying, including a presentation by James Howe, acclaimed author of The Misfits (2001)."

Download the Bullying Prevention Videos

Download the Bullying Prevention Videos

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dist. 58 school board bans ‘sexting’ at schools — Downers Grove news, photos and events — TribLocal.com

Dist. 58 school board bans ‘sexting’ at schools — Downers Grove news, photos and events — TribLocal.com: "By including the “sexting clause” in the district’s disciplinary policy, Yudzentis said schools would have the authority to at least suspend any student involved in sending or resending a graphic image. Though Yudzentis said schools would obviously conduct an investigation into the matter first."

The Social Side of the Internet | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

The Social Side of the Internet | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project: "The internet is now deeply embedded in group and organizational life in America. A new national survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has found that 75% of all American adults are active in some kind of voluntary group or organization and internet users are more likely than others to be active: 80% of internet users participate in groups, compared with 56% of non-internet users. And social media users are even more likely to be active: 82% of social network users and 85% of Twitter users are group participants."

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Committee For Children - Forum Topic

Committee For Children - Forum Topic: "It’s time for New Year’s resolutions, and we hope you’ll join us in resolving to recognize, refuse, and report bullying! Do you have people in your life who have made a special effort to curb bullying? Perhaps the parents in your district put together a community-wide anti-bullying initiative, or maybe you’ve watched a student reach out to a peer who is being bullied? Share a story about positive steps folks are taking to reduce bullying, and you’ll automatically be entered into our sweepstakes. One lucky entrant, chosen at random, will receive a $100 gift certificate to use in our online store."

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Netsmartz: Cyberbullying

Here are five things to know if you want to initiate a response against cyberbullying in your community.

Worcester program teaches kids how to cope with bullying, a widespread issue | delmarvanow.com | The Daily Times

Worcester program teaches kids how to cope with bullying, a widespread issue | delmarvanow.com | The Daily Times: "For the second year, Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services in Berlin will offer a six-week program for fourth- through sixth-graders to teach them how to cope with bullying, something WYFCS staff say is an issue local students face."

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

How To Block Someone on YouTube

How To Block Someone on YouTube: "Learn how to block users who post inappropriate comments on your child’s YouTube videos."

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying: "Cyberbullying is just what it sounds like - bullying through Internet applications and technologies such as instant messaging (IM), social networking sites, and cell phones. It can start easily—with a rumor, a photo, or a forwarded message—and just as easily spiral out of control. An embarrassing video posted to a social networking site by someone in Kansas tonight may be watched by someone in Japan tomorrow. Cyberbullying victims may be targeted anywhere, at any time."

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Five myths about bullying

Five myths about bullying: "From schoolyards to workplaces and now to cyberspace as well, it seems that bullies are everywhere. New efforts to stop them and to help victims cope - such as the 'It Gets Better' campaign - are gaining attention and popularity, but are they the best ways to protect kids and others from the worst forms of bullying? For them to have a fighting chance, let's first dispense with a few popular fallacies about getting picked on in America."

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