Tag Archives: cyberbullying

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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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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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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Teen bullying is horrible, but adults can be bad role models

I’ve been thinking a lot about cyberbullying lately and wondering how we can persuade our young people to treat each other and themselves with more respect. There’s no excuse for using a computer, a cell phone or anything else to … Continue reading

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Gay youth likely victims of cyberbullying

by Larry Magid A study by Iowa State University researchers Warren Blumenfeld and Robyn Cooper found about half of “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and allied youths are regular victims of cyberbullying, which causes psychological and emotional distress to victims … 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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Teen online safety mostly about behavior

by Larry Magid The Internet and the way young people use technology are constantly evolving, but the safety messages change very slowly, if at all. Like technology itself, Internet safety has to evolve. Back in 1994, when I wrote the … Continue reading

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Online Safety Tools for Families

Child Safety on the Information Highway Child Safe Search Family Contract for Online Safety Online Safety Quiz (for pre-teens) Tips from ConnectSafely.org How to Prevent Sexting Cell Phone Safety Tips Tips to Stop Cyberbullying How to Recognize Grooming Social Web … Continue reading

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