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A Practical Guide for Parents of Children using Social Media

The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) recently published a Practical Guide for parents and carers of children using social Media. As a member of its working group, we’d like to share this great resource with parents and anyone who works with children using the Internet. Here’s a link to the guide, with practical tips Continue Reading …

Student Advisory Boards can inform bullying policies and prevention

by Dr. Sameer Hinduja, Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center and Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University. He works nationally and internationally with the private and public sector to reduce online victimization and its real-world consequences. Whenever I visit schools to give a cyberbullying assembly or presentation to parents in the Continue Reading …

A Science-Based Look at the Digitally Native Teen

Today we face an unprecedented challenge when it comes to parenting and guiding young adults. Young people today live a great deal of their lives in the new and ‘virtual neighborhoods’ of the online world. They access the online world through smartphones and tablets, using apps and social media to express themselves, watch videos, share Continue Reading …

Parents & Educators: Talk to Your Kids About Social Media!

There has never been a time in the history of humankind that teens have had so many options in regards to what they view and experience, as well as how and with whom they share it. As of the end of 2014, the UN estimates that over 3 billion people will have access to the Continue Reading …

The Challenges of Defining Bullying in the 21st Century

It has taken several generations, and too many tragic accounts of suffering teens, but I think it is safe to say that society has finally come around to the understanding that bullying is a problem that demands our time, attention, and response. It is now somewhat rare to hear a person proclaim that bullying is Continue Reading …

ASKfm Safety Guide for Schools & Educators

Guiding Today’s “Digitally Native” Students Digital technologies are increasingly woven throughout the educational experience; digital media resources and technology are used daily to increase students’ access to information and help them learn about and interact with people from across the globe. These learning opportunities extend beyond the school building borders and continue long after the Continue Reading …