Friday, July 22, 2016

Associations Between Antibullying Policies and Bullying in 25 States


Source: http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=2442853
JAMA Pediatr. 2015;169(10):e152411. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.2411.

Excerpt: 


Three individual components of antibullying legislation were consistently associated with decreased odds of exposure to both bullying and cyberbullying: statement of scope, description of prohibited behaviors, and requirements for school districts to develop and implement local policies.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Stop Bullying on Instagram

Stop Bullying on Instagram: Follow @StopBullyingGov on Instagram for bullying prevention tips, inspirational quotes and photos. They're sharing tips for bullying prevention at camp and inspiring followers to play their part in preventing bullying and promoting positive summer memories. Learn more.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Revenge Porn Research, Laws, and Help for Victims

With presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently pledging at a town hall meeting that she would do whatever she could to end revenge porn (and cyberbullying [call us, Hillary, we can help! Donald, you too!]), I thought it was time to take a closer look at the phenomenon. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the latest research on sextortion – which is closely related – and discussed revenge porn two years ago when it started to ping our radars. Revenge porn – sometimes known as nonconsensual porn – has been defined as the act of distributing intimate photography through different means without the individual’s consent. While revenge is not always the motivating factor, this act seems to be increasingly utilized by the perpetrator as retaliation for romantic relationships going south, and is becoming more and more prominent with thegrowing popularity of sexting. Indeed, there are now an estimated 2,000 revenge porn web sites worldwide, and countless individuals have been repeatedly victimized through the availability of their intimate images in these venues.

Read more:

Revenge Porn Research, Laws, and Help for Victims - Cyberbullying Research Center
http://cyberbullying.org/revenge-porn-research-laws-help-victims


Friday, July 15, 2016

The Heart of Digital Citizenship | Anne Collier | TEDxGeneva

Published on Jun 16, 2016
Digital citizenship is an intriguing but still very abstract idea with a dark past and great potential. A journalist who has followed youth Internet safety and citizenship for nearly 20 years, Anne Collier looks at what digital citizenship is, the struggle it emerged from, and five ways adult society can make it engaging and useful to young citizens, the heart of any digital citizenship discussion about youth.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uww2XHnijKw

Pokémon GO App Review

Pokémon GO App Review
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews/Pok%c3%a9mon-go


Friday, July 1, 2016

YouTube Kids App

The official YouTube Kids app is designed for curious little minds. This is a delightfully simple (and free!) app, where kids can discover videos, channels and playlists they love. 


FOSI Launches How to Be a Good Digital Parent Program



For Immediate Release:

July 1, 2016

Contact: Emily Mulder
(202) 775-0158



 

FOSI Launches How to Be a Good Digital Parent Program
Digital toolkit provided free to state and local PTAs
 
Orlando, FL – The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced a new training program to help parents improve their Internet safety knowledge and skills.  Launched at the National Parent Teacher Association convention in Orlando, the "How to Be a Good Digital Parent" program, sponsored by Facebook and Google, will give parents and PTA leaders the tools and resources they need to successfully host an online safety learning event. The program will address parents’ concerns about their children’s Internet use, while also providing tips and tools for a safer and more productive time online.

Included in the program toolkit is a detailed PowerPoint presentation, presenter's guide, instructional video and audience handouts. Parents will receive a copy of the 7 Steps to Good Digital Parenting, a Family Safety Contract, and guides for the Three Teachable Moments, maintaining digital reputation, and safe gaming.

“Our hope is that attendees of the program will leave the presentation with a stronger understanding of today’s technology and how young people are using it,” said Stephen Balkam, Founder and CEO of FOSI. “Parents will gain a better grasp on how on how to speak to their child about their use of technology and help them to avoid a negative experience online.”

The toolkit will coach PTA leaders through every step of the program, from the initial planning stages to delivering the presentation. The goal of the program is to allow PTAs to host a successful learning event which will help other parents and caregivers in their communities to have a better understanding of how to address online risks and minimize harms as well as to embrace the benefits of technology.

“Facebook is proud to support the Family Online Safety Institute’s unprecedented effort to deliver online safety tips, tools and resources directly to parents nationwide through state and local PTAs. Making it easy for parents to get the information and tools they need to help their children stay safe online is part of our ongoing commitment to the safety of the Facebook community,” said Facebook’s Head of Global Safety, Antigone Davis.

Complete information about the program, including how to request a presenter’s packet is available here.

About FOSI- The Family Online Safety Institute is an international, non-profit organization that works to make the online world safer for kids and their families. FOSI convenes leaders in industry, government and the non-profit sectors to collaborate and innovate new solutions and policies in the field of online safety. Through research, resources, events and special projects, FOSI promotes a culture of responsibility online and encourages a sense of digital citizenship for all. FOSI's membership includes 30 of the leading Internet and telecommunications companies around the world.


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