Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Beyond Just Kidding: Cyberbullying Resources for Us All

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Cyberbullying. It isn't "just kids being kids." It isn't "a good way to grow thick skin." It's a completely different, high-tech, destructive behavior our 21st-century kids are experiencing, on either the victim end or the bullying end...and we, as the adults, need to help them find their way through the muck.


So, what can we do about it? Wanting to help our students, our teachers and our parents and guardians, I've curated a variety of excellent resources. I KNOW there's something in this listing for you. Check it out:


“Aggression and Victimization in instant Messaging, Blogging and Face-to-Face Interactions”
http://www.education.com/reference/article/bullying-instant-messaging-blogging/

American Association of School Administrators
http://www.aasa.org/content.aspx?id=11652&terms=cyberbullying

Attorney General of Pennsylvania
http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/kidsparents.aspx?id=1567

Children Online: Cyberbullying and Online Harassment
http://www.childrenonline.org/resourceinfo/cyberbullying.html

Common Sense Media
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/cyberbullying

Connect Safely
http://www.connectsafely.org/

“Cyberbullying and Online Teens”
http://www.education.com/reference/article/cyberbullying-facts/

“Cyber-Bullying: An Old Problem with a New Face”
http://www.education.com/reference/article/bullying-evolved-with-technology/

Cyberbullying Help
http://www.cyberbullyhelp.com/

Cyberbullying Resource Center
http://www.cyberbullying.us/

DocStoc: “ A Guide to Cyberbullying” (downloadable PDF)
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/7260683/A-guide-to-cyberbullying

EasyTech Cyberbullying Guide: PDF
http://www.havasu.k12.az.us/pdf/safety/Cyber_Bullying_Guide_EN.pdf

GetNetWise: Tools for Families
http://www.kids.getnetwise.org/tools/

“How is Cyberbullying Related to School?”
http://www.education.com/reference/article/school-bullying-related-to-cyberbullying/

KidsHealth: Positive Talk for Parents
http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/talk/cyberbullying.html

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: NetSmartz Workshop
http://www.netsmartz.org/resources/activitycards

National Crime Prevention COuncil: Cyberbullying
http://www.ncpc.org/cyberbullying/

Net Bullies
http://www.netbullies.com/pages/1/index.htm

Protect Kids Online
http://onguardonline.gov/topics/protect-kids-online

“Research on Cyberbullying: Key Finding and Practical Suggestions”
http://www.education.com/reference/article/cyberbullying-research/

Stop Bullying: Cyberbullying
http://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/index.html

Stop Bullying Now
http://www.stopbullying.gov/

Stop Cyberbullying: Educators Page
http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/educators/

Stop Cyberbullying: Parents Page
http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/parents/

TeenAngels: Cyberbullying Guide for Parents
http://teenangels.org/parents/cyberbullying.html

“The Internet at Home: Making it Work for You and Your Kids”
http://www.education.com/reference/article/keep-kids-safe-on-internet/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/what-is-it/

“What Does Cyberbullying Look Like?”
http://www.education.com/reference/article/what-is-cyberbullying/

“What to do When Your Child is the Victim of Cyberbullying”
http://www.education.com/reference/article/cyberbullying-when-your-child-is-victim/

Wired Safety
https://www.wiredsafety.org/

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