Parenting advice to help us monitor and stay involved in our kids' online world and increase their safety. Shocking statistics that confirm that we better supervise closer, the difference between monitoring and spying, and spy-free strategies and to help us do so.
Bullies are not uncommon to schools, but the ways kids are being bullied are new. (Parents learn to identify ways of cyber-bullying: Eva Vega-Olds from the Anti-Defamation League presents a cyber... http://bit.ly/hUR89f)
If You've ever been there YOU KNOW what it's like. It affects thousands of teenagers, Kids, students EVERY day in Schools all across America. And not only in schools. It affects the BULLIED students and yes, it affects the Bullies. Bullying affects adults. Tony Bartoli teaches across the country on key ways to handle BULLYING. Watch the Vid and consider Tony!
Britney Spears tweeted that she's joining President and Mrs. Obama's campaign to stop bullying, saying that it's "an issue very close to my heart." (RT @kevinconetta: as someone harassed for most of high school, I am so glad @britneyspears is standing up to bullying, http://on.mtv.com/hze2SZ)
Bullying is a cruel, intentional act that is usually repeated, and can have serious impact on children. And every bullying episode really has three victims: the bullied (or target), the bully, and the bystander.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have appeared in a video shot exclusively for Facebook, to discuss bullying prevention, and a summit that will take place on Thursday, addressing the topic.
A video circulating on the Internet shows a Mississippi special needs student being punched in the face, and now the teenager's family wants stiffer punishment for the attacker and implementation of a stronger bullying policy.
Bullying among our youth is a significant problem--and it is steadily increasing. Many experts fear bullying has become so widespread and common, adults are blinded to its extensive harm. Here are the facts:
Facebook is throwing its social networking clout behind the Obama Administration's anti-bullying campaign, participating in a series of discussions about both online and offline bullying and announcing several expanded safety features on its website.
Students, parents and community members gathered in the Loris Elementary School gym to get tough on bullying. The school launched a bully-free program Friday morning. (Oprah calls Loris mayor about school bullying efforts http://tinyurl.com/48bhpwb)
Facebook DC Live will host a live conversation from the White House about “how we can all work together to make the Internet safer and promote a culture of shared responsibility and of strong digital citizenship.” It starts today at 12:00pm EST.
Facebook’s changes boil down to two main aspects: an improved safety center with more multimedia resources, and better, more social tools for reporting offensive or bullying content. In addition to reporting harassing or TOS-violating content directly to Facebook, users now have two important options that are more social and more community-centric. “People post things they think are funny, but they don’t realize ... #facebook #bullying #social
Most children are reluctant to approach parents if they are being bullied because they are afraid that the parents will do something that will only escalate the bullying. It can also be a source of embarrassment to the child.
Family and child services expert Claudia Arthrell says that this is forming a "system of approval and disapproval" that can put a lot of pressure on kids to hook up just for acceptance. Not to mention the fact that being rated on physical appearance is degrading and a serious form of cyberbullying.