Friday, October 24, 2014

Legal Sector Guide Available on Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking

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Legal Sector Guide Available on Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking
Legal SectorThe Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council have released a guide to the report Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States. This OJJDP-funded guide is designed for law enforcement professionals, attorneys, and judges who interact with victims, survivors, and perpetrators of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors. The guide includes key terms, risk factors and consequences, current practices, and recommendations.
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Learn more about OJJDP's programs and resources addressing commercial sexual exploitation of children.



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Monday, October 20, 2014

Webinar: The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide: What We Know and What it Means for Schools

The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide: What We Know and What it Means for SchoolsOctober 27th1:30-3 p.m. EST
Too often, tragic stories of young people dying by suicide headline the news.  Often the media link these suicide deaths directly to bullying behaviors.  The deaths of these young people devastate families, schools, and communities.  As school staff in daily contact with these youth, you are uniquely affected by these events and may feel pressure to help prevent them in the future.  There are positive steps schools can take to create safe and supportive environments for all students.
The purpose of this webinar is to (1) help you better understand the relationship between bullying and suicide; (2) discuss how different groups, such as sexual minority youth, are differentially affected by bullying and suicide;  and (3) identify concrete strategies, based on the latest science, to improve the ability of schools to prevent and respond to bullying and suicide.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Webinar To Discuss Internet Safety and Cyberbullying

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Webinar To Discuss Internet Safety and Cyberbullying

Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention stopbullying.gov LogoOn October 30, 2014, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET, the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention will present "Internet Safety and Cyberbullying: Keeping Kids Safe" in recognition of October as both National Bullying Prevention Month and National Cyber Security Awareness Month. OJJDP will host this two-part Webinar series, which is a collaborative effort by the U.S. Departments of Justice, Education, and Agriculture; the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program. During this first Webinar, the FTC will discuss the principles of good digital citizenship, Internet safety on the go, and aspects of socializing online. Representatives from the ICAC Task Force Program will explore apps that enable predators to prey on children, share recent criminal cases, educate audience members about tools to keep children safe online, and highlight the consequences of cyberbullying.
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Gulf Middle School: Cybersafety Training for Parents and Students


Teens on social media: 'Like' and 'FOMO' anxiety - CNN.com

(CNN) -- Ask any teen whether he or she suffers from social media anxiety, and the answer will probably be no.
That's what happened when six teens and adolescents -- five from New York and one from Los Angeles -- got together recently for a unique weeklong workshop at the offices of SheKnows.com, a leading women's lifestyle media platform.Read more:

Teens on social media: 'Like' and 'FOMO' anxiety - CNN.com


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Students Break the System of Bullying in English Class

In November 2012, a crying student burst into my classroom during lunch. Through sniffles, she talked about how her group of girlfriends suddenly excommunicated her, and were going to great lengths to make it known during their lunch period. It was a story I knew too well, both from watching students experience it year after year, and from my own experiences in middle school. I promised myself when I became a teacher that I would do more to stop bullying, but I had not figured out how.
Read more and watch the video: Students Break the System of Bullying in English Class


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Reach out and be a friend

Being bullied, teased or picked-on happens every day in schools. But that doesn’t mean it’s okay or can’t be changed. In this video, high school student Aidan McDaniel talks about how he and his friends are working to create a positive and accepting environment in his school and how it helps reduce bullying and negative behaviors. Show this video to your students to demonstrate how even a small act can make a big difference.


Thursday, October 2, 2014

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. In recognition of the efforts to improve school climate and reduce rates of bullying nationwide, the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention (FPBP) are proud to release a variety of resources aimed at informing youth, those who work with youth, members of the media, parents, and schools. These resources and more may be found at StopBullying.gov.
Here are several of the exciting efforts being highlighted this month:
  • #StopBullying365 – All month long, the FPBP will be using the hashtag #StopBullying365 to collect stories of how individuals and communities are taking action in bullying prevention. Join StopBullying.gov on Facebook
    and Twitter
     to learn more. 
  • The FPBP are pleased to announce the start of a year-long relationship with NASA’s Scott Kelly, who will make bullying prevention a priority during his time in space. Watch Astronaut Kelly’s video
    .
  • KnowBullying
    . The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) new mobile app provides parents, caretakers, and teachers with important bullying prevention information, and can help get the conversation started between parents/caregivers and children about bullying in as little as 15 minutes a day.
  • Internet Safety Two-Part Webinar Series – On October 30, the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention National Training and Technical Assistance Center will host the first of a two-part webinar series. The first webinar will focus on internet safety and cyberbullying. Stay tuned to StopBullying.gov for more information!
  • Media Guidelines for Bullying Prevention
    . This guidance offers help to journalists, bloggers, the entertainment creative community, and others who are developing content about bullying to engage in responsible reporting on this important topic.
With all of these new resources and attention, it’s a great time to consider how you can help raise awareness about bullying and take action to stop it. Teens can find inspiration by visiting our Tumblr
 site. Tell us what you are going to do by engaging on Facebook
 and Twitter
 using #StopBullying365.

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