What causes lead Randi Zuckerberg to speak up? In part 5 of my interview with her, Randi talks about: voicing support for women in business stopping...
Conversations about sexual and gender identity are still highly contested terrain in the field of education, and LGBTQ remains the one area of inclusion still largely unaddressed in all areas of public K-12 education.
Thirty-five percent of LGBT 18- to 24-year-olds used their mobile device during the coming-out process, underscoring why AT&T and The Trevor Project are collaborating to encourage young people to celebrate their proud moments with the help of social networking.
Summer is an exciting time of year for teenagers now that school's out. Unfortunately, cyberbullies don't take vacation days. As the weather heats up, so can the hateful and negative distractions that are abound in the digital world.
With the increase in homophobic crimes, I sense a rightfully defensive gay community. But let's back off on the offense, especially toward one another. If our hands are busy tearing each other down, how can we link arms and unite as one?
Defining all aggression as bullying becomes problematic in trying to fully understand the behavior and find effective ways to prevent it.
We know that signs and parties in stores, and commercials on television, will not end hate and discrimination. We recognize that real and lasting progress takes years, not months. But by supporting GLSEN's work, we can help ensure safe schools and communities for many more students.
Let's suppose someone posts a picture of you with a nasty comment in an effort to ridicule, correct, or embarrass you... would you call that public shaming or cyberbullying?
This is the time of year when I wish my favorite fantasy would come to life. What if, for one day only, everyone on Earth who'd ever slept with a same-sex partner, or wished they had, turned purple? Just for a day, we'd get to see what is really going on for most of the world out there.
Cyberspace is the 2013 version of the playground, and with it comes potential for great danger, as its reach is massively unlimited. Here's what parents can do to safeguard their children.
What could I say to this young man who meant so much to my kid, this young man who, by playing a television character, had helped lead my son to tell me about his orientation and, by extension, helped change the trajectory of my own life toward activism?
As punishments get harsher, so too do the debates about what constitutes bullying. The punishment must fit the crime, but what happens when bullying does not seem serious enough to warrant the punishment?
This past weekend, three members of the Columbus, Ohio, LGBT community were attacked. To show these cowardly attackers that we stand together, a movement has been started to wear pink on Friday, because one of the victims was wearing pink when the attack occurred.
Unfortunately, text messaging often means more than an opportunity to exchange information in real-time. Digital harassers may also use text messages to intimidate and persecute others.
I had summited Everest in honor of other LGBTQ youth who face discrimination and harassment, and also to send a message: You can do it. Find your Everest. Find it and climb it and stand on top and exult in the sun rising over the vast horizon.
While it is a marvelous medium for education, communication, entertainment and commerce, the ways in which the Internet is being used to disseminate and promote hateful and violent beliefs and attitudes are astounding, varied and continually multiplying.