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Bully Prevention: Real and Virtual

Rona Milch Novick | Posted 10.13.2016 | Impact
Rona Milch Novick

October is bully prevention month, and as absurd as it is to think that a month devoted to a complex social phenomenon will have any real impact, it does shine a spotlight on an important issue.

Want to Know About Cyberbullying? Ask a 6th Grader

Diana Graber | Posted 10.22.2016 | Parents
Diana Graber

Cyberbullying is big news at the moment -- it's National Bullying Prevention Month, after all. This annual event draws well-deserved attention and helps generate an avalanche of press surrounding cyberbullying statistics, research, effects, and the like. I've learned a lot. But not nearly as much as I've learned from 6th graders.

Madison De La Garza Opens Up About Being Cyberbullied At Age 6

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.05.2015 | Latino Voices

Madison de la Garza is best known for playing Gabrielle Solis’ rebellious daughter, Juanita, on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives.” But during her t...

Sex, Poop and Social Media

Mark Weinstein | Posted 07.20.2016 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Many of the Yik Yaks of the world will continue to exist in the near future, but in time only as the seedy side of the Internet, the lawless part of town where law-abiding citizens with conscience choose not to frequent.

Internet Trolls Made Cruel Memes About This Ill Toddler, Now Her Family Speaks Out

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.05.2015 | Black Voices

For all the information on the worldwide web, it can sometimes be the most ignorant of places. "This is not right," says Kyra Pringle about insult...

Patriotism & History: Lessons from Sony

Mark Weinstein | Posted 02.20.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Sony is a weakened company today, more by their response than by the hack itself. They squandered a remarkable opportunity to turn lemons into lemonade and deny any win to the hackers while honorably admitting their mistakes in data security.

Cyberbullying, Online Abuse or Political Scandal: 41-Year-Old Monica Lewinsky Ought to Know the Difference

Diane Primo | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Diane Primo

I am shocked--shocked--that Monica Lewinsky considers the Internet the major contributor to her ruined reputation; shocked that she considered her situation similar to Tyler Clementi's; and shocked at her timing.

Cyberbullying: We're Focusing on the Wrong Part of the Word

Megan Egbert | Posted 08.24.2014 | Parents
Megan Egbert

Instead of filtering content that our children can access, let's start filtering our own words, decisions and actions in their presence.

To The Troll Who Called My Son Ugly

Megan Davies Mennes | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Megan Davies Mennes

This will not be the last time someone discounts my son because he is different. It will not be the last time someone makes a joke at his expense, but to actively seek out actual people to tease goes beyond cruel. It's inhuman.

10 Strategies for Stopping Cyberbullying

Signe Whitson | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Signe Whitson

A generation ago, young people who were bullied in school could count on hours spent at home as a respite from ridicule. Today, kids are ever-connected through texting, instant messaging and social media sites; sadly, there is little rest for the bully-weary.

Meet the Cyberbully

Russ Warner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Russ Warner

Most kids don't tell their parents about bullying. Maybe its due to feeling embarrassed or defenseless, or feeling that nothing can be done, or feeling that they will get in trouble for telling their story. For these reasons and more, parents need to maintain open lines of communication with their child.

An Open Letter to Cyberbullies

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

You, the faceless one, who hides behind empty words. You, the unhappy one, spreading your misery through harassment and humiliation. You, the angry one, trying to feel powerful by intimidating others with your hate. I refuse to let you hurt me.

5 Things Adults Need to Know About Cyberbullying

Signe Whitson | Posted 12.04.2013 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Before the advent of social media networks, cell phones and unlimited text plans, young people who were bullied in school could count on hours spent at home as a respite from ridicule. Today, kids are connected to each other 24/7/365.

My Surprising Reaction to Bullies

Robyn Welling | Posted 10.28.2013 | Media
Robyn Welling

Confrontation is still confrontation, even if met through the glass of a computer screen. After all, that screen is the only thing separating the trolls from my thin skin.

Are Public Shaming and Cyberbullying the Same?

Russ Warner | Posted 08.17.2013 | Technology
Russ Warner

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?

Major 'Lollage:' 13 Surprising Words Now In The Dictionary

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 09.11.2012 | Technology

You can now officially look up the words "liveblog," "FaceTime" and "cyberbully" in the Collins Dictionary. How ridiculously "amazeballs" (another new...

Myles Miller

Bullying Problems? There's An App For That. | Myles Miller | Posted 11.20.2011 | Home

When it happened, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey called it an “unspeakable tragedy,” and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres demanded, “someth...

Bianca Bosker

Randi Zuckerberg: Anonymity Online 'Has To Go Away' | Bianca Bosker | Posted 09.26.2011 | Technology

Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook’s marketing director, has a fix for cyberbullying: stop people from doing anything online without their names attached. ...

Miss "No Way, It's All Good"

Taylor Nunley | Posted 09.19.2011 | Impact
Taylor Nunley

I just finished watching ABC Family's new movie Cyberbully. To say it was a fantastic movie is a huge understatement.

Delete Digital Drama to Stop Cyberbullying

Emily Osment | Posted 09.02.2011 | Impact
Emily Osment

Too many people, young and old, are victims of "cyberbullying." The more the world knows about its harmful effects, the more we can do to stop it.

Tracking Down My Online Haters

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

[Writing about] sports for a living (especially online, as I do for, insults come with the turf. You're dumb. You suck. You're an idiot. You'r...

Who Speaks for the Victimizers?

Ned Goldreyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ned Goldreyer

The schoolyard bully is in trouble. Not the cool kind that earned him our hate-masked envy, (Remember when he stole that egg carton we lovingly decou...

Cyberbully Hit With Restraining Order Via Facebook

Bully Hit With Restraining Order Via Facebook | Oct 18, 2010 6:38 AM CDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

When Australian police couldn't find a man who was harassing his ex-partner, they served him with a restraining order using the same medium he was bul...

'Ugly Meter' App Could Become Cyberbullying Tool, Critics Warn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A new iPhone app called the "Ugly Meter" is just what cyberbullies -- including elementary school kids -- need to target easy marks, online security e...

PICTURES: Ugly Meter App Raises Cyberbullying Concerns

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*Scroll down for screenshots.* The Ugly Meter, an iOS application available for 99 cents, is causing quite a stir this week. The app, which rates o...