Monday, January 30, 2012

Connect Safely |A Parents Guide to Google | Safety Advice Articles

Connect Safely |A Parents Guide to Google | Safety Advice Articles

Google+ is literally Google with a plus. The "+" is the social networking piece it adds to all of Google's other services, including Web search, Gmail, and YouTube – which makes the complete package even more attractive to young people. In this Parents' Guide, we introduce you to the service and its features and offer a little context on teen safety and privacy in social media. We also tell you about Google+'s new special safeguards for 13-to-17-year-olds. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to email us via admin[at]connectsafely.org.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Target Bullying: Ecologically Based Prevention and Intervention for Schools

Target Bullying: Ecologically Based Prevention and Intervention for Schools: Bullying is no longer considered a harmless part of growing up. The detrimental psychological and psychosocial effects of bullying are well-documented. Bullying is a complex phenomenon that is influenced by individual, peer, family, school, cultural, and societal factors. Effective interventions must take these social-ecological factors into account. If we are to reduce bullying behaviors we must examine bullying and victimization from multiple perspectives.

Students cyberbully principals; Court throws out cases | ZDNet

Students cyberbully principals; Court throws out cases | ZDNet: Summary: The U.S. Supreme Court decided that students creating fake online profiles and labeling their principles as ‘pedophiles’ and ‘drug offenders’ is acceptable. Should this be the case?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Danah Boyd - Cracking Teenagers’ Online Codes - NYTimes.com

From Danah Boyd - Cracking Teenagers’ Online Codes:

"One girl Dr. Boyd knows made her Facebook page sound as if she were depressed so that she could use her mental state as a pretext for breaking up with a boyfriend. When a teenager posts the lyrics to a suicidal love song on her Facebook page, her mother may panic while her friends know it’s just a reference to an annoying ex-friend."

Read entire article:
NYTimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/fashion/danah-boyd-cracking-teenagers-online-codes.html

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Bullying and Harassment Model Policy

Bullying and Harassment: The 2010 Legislature passed Substitute House Bill 2801, a Washington State law which prohibits harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB) in our schools.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Teenagers Sharing Passwords as Show of Affection - NYTimes.com

Teenagers Sharing Passwords as Show of Affection - NYTimes.com:

Young couples have long signaled their devotion to each other by various means — the gift of a letterman jacket, or an exchange of class rings or ID bracelets. Best friends share locker combinations.

The digital era has given rise to a more intimate custom. It has become fashionable for young people to express their affection for each other by sharing their passwords to e-mail, Facebook and other accounts. Boyfriends and girlfriends sometimes even create identical passwords, and let each other read their private e-mails and texts.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Customize Website Access For Your Child With Weblock For Kids

Customize Website Access For Your Child With Weblock For Kids: Weblock for kids is a parental control application, which allows browsing only custom approved websites by parents. It can be easily implemented to apply browsing restrictions on children, so that you can customize your child’s homepage with the included artwork, defined colors or even your own images. Furthermore, you can prevent access to your computer and other programs by password protecting browsing, and for exiting the “Kid Mode”, which limits browsing sessions.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Call Your Senators, Help Stop LGBT Bullying

Call Your Senators, Help Stop LGBT Bullying

Al's Student Non-Discrimination Act would ban discrimination and harassment in public schools based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and require schools to protect LGBT students when they are threatened.

Join us and help make our schools a safer place for LGBT students. Take two minutes of your day to call your Senators and urge them to cosponsor the Student Non-Discrimination Act:

Call the Senate switchboard at 202-224-3121
Ask for your Senators and make your voice heard
Ask your friends to call too
Keep calling every week until this important bill passes
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Active Bystanders: Active Bystander Strategies

Active Bystanders: Active Bystander Strategies

Cyberbullying victims speak out: 'they were anonymous so they thought they could get away with it' - Telegraph

Cyberbullying victims speak out: 'they were anonymous so they thought they could get away with it' - Telegraph:

Cyberbullying victims speak out: 'they were anonymous so they thought they could get away with it'

Two young victims of cyberbullying have spoken out against the anonymity of their tormentors, as a new study shows that “cyberbullying” has now affected a third of teenagers.


Cyberbullying victims speak out: 'they were anonymous so they thought they could get away with it' - Telegraph

Cyberbullying victims speak out: 'they were anonymous so they thought they could get away with it' - Telegraph:

Cyberbullying victims speak out: 'they were anonymous so they thought they could get away with it'

Two young victims of cyberbullying have spoken out against the anonymity of their tormentors, as a new study shows that “cyberbullying” has now affected a third of teenagers.


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