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Bullying and suicide: Let’s not jump to conclusions

Guest post by Justin W. Patchin Many are now familiar with the tragic case of Hannah Smith, the 14-year-old from Leicestershire, England, who hanged herself on August 2nd after reportedly being harassed online for months. Cruel messages received principally on the social … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Adults to Stop Bullying Kids and Each Other

  by Larry Magid We hear a lot about kids bullying* other kids and it is indeed a problem. But what about adults bullying other adults, or adults bullying kids? True, bullying is a problem among youth. The National Center … Continue reading

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Researchers dispel myths about cyberbullying

by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News A lot has been written about cyberbullying and I’ve seen some articles claiming that cyberbullying is more prevalent and more severe than in-person bullying. Some even refer … Continue reading

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October is ‘Bullying Awareness Month’ But When is ‘Most Kids Don’t Bully Month’?

by Larry Magid October is National Bullying Awareness Month and that’s mostly a good thing because it reminds us that bullying can be hurtful and can be prevented.  But part of “awareness,” is being aware that most kids don’t bully. … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Arturo Bejar Builds Tools to Encourage Compassion

(This post is adapted from Larry’s Daily News column of July 18, 2012) by Larry Magid Like other engineers at Facebook, Arturo Bejar, a mathematician by training, is helping to build new products to encourage users to communicate and share. … Continue reading

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Adults show kids how to bully

There has been a great deal written and said lately about bullying among children and teens. Some claim there’s an epidemic of bullying. As it turns out, there is no evidence of any increase in bullying. If anything there seems … Continue reading

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Social norms research: Exaggerating bullying could increase bullying

by Larry Magid As I previously wrote, cyberbullying is a serious problem, but not an epidemic.  Yet, there continue to be widespread reports that bullying has reached epidemic proportions. This misinformation can actually have the unintended consequence of increasing bullying. One study, from the … Continue reading

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Cyberbullying: a serious problem, but not an epidemic

This is an updated version of post that first appeared on SafeKids.com in 2009. by Larry Magid I’m glad that media outlets and public officials are shining a light on cyberbullying and bullying in general. It’s important to pay attention … Continue reading

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When schools can discipline off-campus behavior

by Larry Magid This article first appeared in the Summer 2009 issue of Threshold magazine There was a time when to misbehave in school you had to be in school. These days technology makes it possible for youth to reach … Continue reading

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Cyberbullying: a serious problem, but not an epidemic

by Larry Magid The first things you need to know about cyberbullying are that it’s not an epidemic and it’s not killing our children. Yes, it’s probably one of the more widespread youth risks on the Internet and yes there … Continue reading

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