Wednesday, February 23, 2011

You Received a “Sext,” Now What? Advice for Teens | Cyberbullying Research Center Blog

You Received a “Sext,” Now What? Advice for Teens | Cyberbullying Research Center Blog: "If you are a teen and receive a sexually-explicit image of a classmate via your cell phone (or email, or instant message, or via a Nintendo Dsi, or any other type of electronic communication), what should you do? This can be a challenging situation, to say the least. We know that anywhere from 10-30% (or more) of teens have received such images, and many probably don’t know what to do. You have no doubt seen the examples in the media of teens being cyberbullied, arrested, or even committing suicide as a result of bad decisions involving the circulation of nude personal pictures. My thoughts here are intended to provide you (youth) with a specific and simple strategy to help avoid any of these consequences." Read more >>>

Your Students Love Social Media ... and So Can You | Teaching Tolerance

Your Students Love Social Media ... and So Can You | Teaching Tolerance: "Pam Rutledge, a psychologist and director of the Media Psychology Resource Center, says adult fear of new technology is not new. There were similar concerns when television was introduced."

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Smartphone pictures pose privacy risks

Pictures you've e-mailed or uploaded from your smartphone could leak information that can threaten your safety or that of your children.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sexting prompts cell-phone seizure at middle school | HoumaToday.com

Sexting prompts cell-phone seizure at middle school | HoumaToday.com:

Parent Advice - Talking About "Sexting" - Common Sense Media

Parent Advice - Talking About "Sexting" - Common Sense Media: "That picture’s not as private as you think"

YouTube - Anti-Bullying Flashmob January 2011

Evan Emory charged with 20-year felony for YouTube video that authorities say 'victimized' Ravenna children | MLive.com

Evan Emory charged with 20-year felony for YouTube video that authorities say 'victimized' Ravenna children | MLive.com

A 21 year old Michigan man, with musical talent, got himself invited to an elementary school to entertain the children with his songs. Unknown to the school, when the children were out of the room he taped a song with sexual content and then posted the video on YouTube. Through editing, it appeared that the classroom full of children were there when he was singing the explicit song.  In reality, the children were not in the room.  The YouTube video of his ruse showed the children enjoying his "song". 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bullying Video One - American School Counselor Association

Bullying Video One - American School Counselor Association


Do you present to school boards, parent groups or other community groups on school-counseling-related issues? Are you looking for something different to present? ASCA recently developed short videos on bullying issues for members to use in their presentations or classrooms. In one video, Michelle James, a 2011 School Counselor of the Year finalist, covers cybersafety and cyberbullying. The other video is an overview of bullying - what it is and what people can do to stop it.

Cyberbullying: An Interview with Nancy Willard « Educational Technology and Change Journal

Cyberbullying: An Interview with Nancy Willard « Educational Technology and Change Journal: "Introduction: Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D., is the director of the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use. She is the author of two books, Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats: Responding to the Challenge of Online Social Cruelty, Threats, and Distress (Research Press) and Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens, Helping Young People Use the Internet Safely and Responsibly (Jossey Bass). A new book, Cyber Savvy: Embracing Digital Safety and Citizenship, will be published later 2011 by Corwin Press."

International STAND UP to Bullying Day - Welcome to the Movement!

International STAND UP to Bullying Day - Welcome to the Movement!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

School fight caught on camera | abc11.com

School fight caught on camera | abc11.com: "DURHAM (WTVD) -- Durham school officials say hallway fights aren't common, and what's even more rare is when they're caught on a camera phone.

But a recent incident that's now gone viral is raising concerns about school cell phone policies."

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Education Week's Digital Directions: February 9, 2011

Education Week's Digital Directions: February 9, 2011: "Navigating Through Tech Heaven or Hell
Digital Directions Executive Editor Kevin Bushweller says technology builds on good teaching, but it makes bad teaching worse."

Friday, February 4, 2011

Interface: The Journal for Education, Community, and Values

Interface: The Journal for Education, Community, and Values: "‘Video Games Are Like Smoking and Lung Cancer’ and Other Urban Legends in the Violent Video Game Debate"

Cyberbullying or what’s in a name | Cable in the Classroom Blog

Cyberbullying or what’s in a name | Cable in the Classroom Blog: "Larry Magid writes that it’s time take the cyber out of cyberbullying. As he says:

“We don’t call it ‘pencil bullying’ when someone uses a wooden stick with lead inside to write someone a threatening note. When a person shakes her fist in front of someone’s face, we don’t call it ‘fist bullying.’ And when kids don’t let other kids sit at their lunch table, we don’t call it ‘table bullying.’"

Facebook bullies: With 6 arrests in 2 incidents, nothing virtual about cyberstalking » Marco Eagle

Facebook bullies: With 6 arrests in 2 incidents, nothing virtual about cyberstalking » Marco Eagle

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Safe and Prepared to Stay Safe

Safe and Prepared to Stay Safe: "The goal of this initiative is to address technology (computer, cell phone, Internet) safety issues district wide through a series of 2-3 minute public service announcement videos created by the T.V. Production class at Streetsboro High School so that students are prepared to stay safe while using 21st century technology at school and at home. Four target audiences have been identified: elementary, intermediate, middle school and high school students. A series of 21st century technology safety videos will be created to address the needs of each targeted audience."

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

GoToWebinar : Webinars Made Easy. Award-Winning Web Casting & Online Seminar Hosting Software

GoToWebinar : Webinars Made Easy. Award-Winning Web Casting & Online Seminar Hosting Software: "A webinar presented by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and the Girl Scout Research Institute

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 2–3 p.m. EST

Online social networking is indispensable to young people today, but what do we really know about their communication patterns and online lives? What are their preferred technologies for staying in touch and how are they representing themselves on sites such as Facebook and MySpace? "

News Highlights | K9 Web Protection - Free Internet Filter and Parental Control Software

SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 12, 2011 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, today introduced the K9™ Web Protection Browser for iOS, a free, downloadable, family-safe Web browser for Apple iPads, iPhones and Web-enabled iPod Touch devices. The browser provides immediate and highly accurate protection from content that is not appropriate for young children, including pornography, hate/violence, illegal drugs and gambling. In addition, the browser protects against phishing and malware. It is simple to install and use.

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