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Cyber Bullying

DOs and DON'Ts: How To Talk To Your Child About Bullying

Posted 10.18.2013 | Parents

“They’re just words.” “It’ll only make you stronger.” “Just ignore it.” Chances are, these are the messages your child has received ...

Sasha Belenky

'Social Media Is Destroying Our Lives' | Sasha Belenky | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

1. 'Social Media Is Destroying Our Lives' Nancy Jo Sales, who wrote the Vanity Fair article that became the major motion picture "The Bling Rin...

When Parents Fail

Katie Hurley | Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents
Katie Hurley

It's time to think long and hard about parenting. It's time to raise better kids. Bullying is a learned behavior. More often than not, it begins at home.

Peace Out, Privacy

AP | Posted 09.16.2013 | Los Angeles

GLENDALE, Calif. -- A Southern California school district is trying to stop cyberbullying and a host of other teenage ills by monitoring the public po...

How Teachers Can Help Create Cyber-Shields for Their Students

Sue Scheff | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Sue Scheff

Today's youth are inseparable from their smartphones, computers and social networks. When our kids, especially teens, spread their wings into the world of social media, it's important for them to understand how to be upstanding digital citizens.

Accidental Bullying and Cyberbullying

Sue Scheff | Posted 10.30.2013 | Parents
Sue Scheff

There have been times where I've had to back-peddle and explain the unintended ignorance of comments I've made in life. I'm sure there are other people out there that can say the same; everyone has their flaws.

How to Handle Your Child's Social Media Disaster

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 10.21.2013 | Parents
Jason P. Stadtlander

What happens when your child has been abducted by a predator and you don't know who the predator is or where to look?

4 Really Simple Ways to Change the World

Kira Sabin | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kira Sabin

I could care less about your politics or religion. This is bigger than that. Love doesn't belong to only one group, it belongs to everyone.

Nothing to Prove

Rachael Berkey | Posted 09.23.2013 | Women
Rachael Berkey

As a woman interested in things like science fiction and comic books, I run up against naysayers almost daily.

Empowering and Inspiring Teen Girls to #TakeNoBullies This Summer

Sue Scheff | Posted 08.25.2013 | Parents
Sue Scheff

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.

8 Problems with Teens and Social Media

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.20.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I am concerned that our teens are losing out on the ability to learn about and read social cues. They cannot learn to read non-verbal behavior properly if most of their interacting goes on in the virtual world.

The Global Search for Education: Campus Talk

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"Campus" is a professional seminar for all New York City public school teachers that will be held this Saturday, May 4th, with the aim of allowing experts on a diverse range of topics to share perspectives with educators on recent developments in their spheres.

Confronting Cyber Violence in the Digital Age

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Anna Maria Chavez

The traumatizing effects of cyber bullying on the emotional wellbeing of teenagers are becoming increasingly clear in our society. It leaves its victims wounded in ways that are impossible to see and difficult to heal.

Cyberbullying: Your Kids Need You on Their Side

Kim Garst | Posted 06.16.2013 | Parents
Kim Garst

While these are great strides taken in attempt to stop cyberbullying, parents themselves need to learn to spot the signs of a child that is being harassed.

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Elissa Kravetz | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Elissa Kravetz

Today I watched as 20 seventh grade students looked at themselves in a bright yellow hand mirror and told themselves that they were worthy. Beautiful. Handsome. Smart. Strong. An amazing basketball player, dancer, video game player, friend, son, daughter.

What Are Your Kids Really Doing on Their Cell Phones and How Can You Keep Them Safe?

Risa Ferman | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Risa Ferman

How many of us have handed over a mobile device that gives our children complete access to the world, with all of its lures and dangers? Many of us feel helpless when faced with youthful demands for technology and our own inability to understand how it can be used -- or misused.

Elizabeth Perle

Why We Shoudn't Be Giving Parents A 'Pass' On Bullying | Elizabeth Perle | Posted 03.27.2013 | Parents

Bullying is a hard subject for people of any age to read about. We are deeply moved and disturbed by stories about children who are in emotional or ph...

'My School Is NOT Doing Enough About Bullying'

Olivia Busch | Posted 04.08.2013 | Teen
Olivia Busch

It's pretty safe to say that it's harder to hide from the bullies than it may have been 20 or 30 years ago. Some kids have to face it not only for seven hours at school, but also every hour beyond that because of the constant contact that can be made via text message or social media.

Can We Disagree Without Being Disagreeable?

Jamison Doran | Posted 03.31.2013 | DC
Jamison Doran

The discourse in this country relies on personal attacks instead of discussing the issues. No one -- not our elected officials, not our pundits, not even us -- can seem to have a civil conversation about the issues. It just turns into bullying.

Are Schools Turning Alleged Bullies Into Criminals?

Larry Magid | Posted 03.28.2013 | Education
Larry Magid

I worry whether our well meaning desire to combat bullying could lead to an even bigger problem by branding children who misbehave as criminals instead of using other methods to create a more civil and compassionate environment for our children.

This Teen Is The Opposite Of A Bully

Posted 01.11.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Jeremiah Anthony, a 17-year-old high school junior from Iowa City, ...

RIP Amanda Todd: Cult Favorite Singer/Songwriter Amanda Palmer Writes Post In Memory Of Bullied Teen

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.06.2013 | Teen

Amanda Palmer's most recent crusade started with a simple Google search. The former Dresden Dolls frontwoman has amassed a massive social media fol...

We Get the Net -- and Society -- We Build

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 03.08.2013 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

We are building the norms of our new net society. It can go either way; there's nothing, absolutely nothing to say that technology will lead to a better or worse world. It only provides us choices and the opportunity to show our own nature in what we choose.

A Parent's Role in Bullying

Andy Braner | Posted 01.30.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

In order to stop the bullying pandemic, we've got to focus on the victim AND the bully. Pain is a tough place to recover from, but with as many hands on deck as we can get, we can begin to chip away at this incredible intolerance invading our schools.

Why I Got Sexted By Hundreds Of Men

Marcy Miller | Posted 01.29.2013 | Divorce
Marcy Miller

Being victimized by jealous women on the internet is not limited to generals and celebrities. I have also been the target of a cyber bully, and in my case, it was an ex-wife.