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  • Be Careful Who You “Friend” Online: A Cautionary Tale
    In our school assemblies, Sameer and I regularly talk with students about using social media safely and responsibly. One part of this discussion focuses on encouraging youth to only connect on private accounts with those they know and trust. In general, if a Facebook user, for example, has their privacy settings configured in a way… The post Be Careful Who You “Friend” Online: A Cautionary Tale ap...
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  • My Fulbright Award for Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention
    This past summer, I served as a Fulbright Specialist at the Anti-Bullying Centre (ABC) at Dublin City University (DCU) in Dublin, Ireland. It was an amazing experience. I just wanted to take a few minutes to share what it involved, who I spent time with, and how it made an impact – not just short-term,… The post My Fulbright Award for Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention appeared first on Cyberbu...
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  • The Skinny on Sarahah
    Sarahah is the latest social media application to create a stir. Simply put, Sarahah is a one-way, many-to-one anonymous messaging system that allows people to send messages to a particular person without the recipient knowing who sent them. These can come from people you know (from those in your phone contacts, for example) or from… The post The Skinny on Sarahah appeared first on Cyberbullying R...
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  • Bullying Today: Bullet Points and Best Practices
    We’ve written a new bullying prevention book and it is now available! “Bullying Today: Bullet Points and Best Practices” was written for educators looking for concrete, comprehensive, and yet concise information to tackle bullying on campus and online. Before bullying surfaces in your school, you need to be ready. This book is organized so you… The post Bullying Today: Bullet Points and Best Pract...
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  • School Climate 2.0: Preventing Cyberbullying and Sexting One Classroom at a Time
    We’ve been discussing the importance of school climate as it relates to bullying and cyberbullying quite a bit on this blog (see here and here for examples). Well, we just published a whole book on the topic! School Climate 2.0: Preventing Cyberbullying and Sexting One Classroom at a Time is now in print and available… The post School Climate 2.0: Preventing Cyberbullying and Sexting One Classroom...
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  • Harmful Speech Online: At the Intersection of Algorithms and Human Behavior
    Last week, I attended a workshop at Harvard entitled “Harmful Speech Online: At the Intersection of Algorithms and Human Behavior.” Sponsored and organized by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Institute for Strategic Dialogue, and Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy, its goal was to “broadly explore harmful speech online as… The post Harmful Speech Online: At th...
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  • How Machine Learning Can Help Us Combat Online Abuse: A Primer
    Ten years ago, computer scientists would contact our Center and ask if we could give them thousands of examples of cyberbullying content – which they wanted to comb through to look for trends and patterns in how harm was inflicted. Nowadays, they don’t ask for data because it’s widely available for them to web scrape… The post How Machine Learning Can Help Us Combat Online Abuse: A Primer appeared...
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  • More on the Link between Bullying and Suicide
    Last week I received an email from Martin Cocker, a friend and colleague who runs the Netsafe organization in New Zealand. Netsafe is a one-stop shop for all things related to online safety. If you are a New Zealander who is being mistreated online, or work with someone who is, Netsafe can help. Last year… The post More on the Link between Bullying and Suicide appeared first on Cyberbullying Resea...
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  • Blue Whale Challenge
    When you sign up for the “Blue Whale Challenge,” you are given a series of tasks over a period of 50 days. One day you could be told to watch a scary movie at 4:20am, while on another you might be required to cut yourself. On the 50th day though, to win the challenge, you… The post Blue Whale Challenge appeared first on Cyberbullying Research Center.
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  • Reflections on the 2017 World Anti-Bullying Forum
    The inaugural World Anti-Bullying Forum was held in Sweden this week (where the cherry blossoms were blooming!), and I had the honor of representing the Cyberbullying Research Center and the International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA) in attending. I am doing some work at Dublin City University for the first half of this summer, and so… The post Reflections on the 2017 World Anti-Bullying...
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  • What to do About Teen Sexting
    Over six years ago I wrote a post where I offered advice to teens who receive a sext. “Sexting” is when someone takes a naked or semi-naked (explicit) picture or video of themselves, usually using their phone, and sends it to someone else. We are mostly concerned with these behaviors as they occur among middle… The post What to do About Teen Sexting appeared first on Cyberbullying Research Center.
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  • How Parents Can Build Resilience With Activities, Movies, and Books
    We have talked a lot about resilience over the last year, and have shared some practical ways to cultivate that ability. Today, I want to provide some additional tangible strategies to help you further. I have previously discussed that it is critical for kids to be placed intentionally in situations where they can discover their… The post How Parents Can Build Resilience With Activities, Movies, a...
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  • The ABC Model to Build Resilience Against Cyberbullying
    Resilience online is built in the same way as resilience offline. We must provide opportunities for youth to face social and relational problems head on, and to recognize their own strength, agency, and power to overcome them – do so within an environment of supportive resources (so they know you and I have their back!).… The post The ABC Model to Build Resilience Against Cyberbullying appeared fi...
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  • Facebook’s Global Safety Network Summit: Online Well-Being
    A couple weeks ago, I attended Facebook’s annual Global Safety Network Summit in Washington, DC, to hang out with colleagues and long-time friends, and to make some new connections as well. Facebook first discussed the new safety initiatives they are implementing such as their outstanding new suicide prevention tools in Live and Messenger (check them… The post Facebook’s Global Safety Network Summ...
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  • New Teen Sexting Data
    As regular followers of this blog know, Sameer and I recently collected data from over 5,500 middle and high school students from across the United States. We asked 12 to 17 year-olds to tell us about their experiences with a variety of online problems, including sexting. I thought it would be useful to share some… The post New Teen Sexting Data appeared first on Cyberbullying Research Center.
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  • How Social Media Helps Teens Cope With Anxiety, Depression, and Self-Harm
    It is easy for many adults – whether educators or parents – to focus on the negatives of social media in the lives of teens today. This is understandable, because they are the ones who have to deal with the fallout when adolescents make mistakes online (cyberbullying incidents, sexting cases, electronic dating violence, digital reputation… The post How Social Media Helps Teens Cope With Anxiety, D...
  • New Bullying Data—and Definition—from the National Crime Victimization Survey
    The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is a large-scale data collection effort led by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. A nationally-representative sample of approximately 90,000 households is selected, and a survey is administered face-to-face or via telephone twice a year for three years to 160,000 persons within those households who… The post New Bullying Data...
  • Millions of Students Skip School Each Year Because of Bullying
    Over five years ago I saw a statistic that jumped out at me: “160,000 students stay home from school every day because of bullying.” This is a compelling and frankly unacceptable number. I thought about including it in a book that Sameer and I were working on at the time. As I started to dig… The post Millions of Students Skip School Each Year Because of Bullying appeared first on Cyberbullying Re...
  • The Priority for Cyberbullying Prevention in 2017 and Beyond
    With First Lady-Elect Melania Trump mentioning cyberbullying would be the major social issue she would like to prioritize and tackle during her husband’s U.S. presidential administration, everyone in my line of work has been buzzing about what that could possibly mean. These last eight years have brought good progress with anti-bullying and anti-cyberbullying efforts by… The post The Priority for ...
  • Cultivating Resilience To Prevent Bullying and Cyberbullying
    We’ve all heard the “sticks and stones” adage while growing up, and the reality is that words – whether expressed online or in person – can hurt.  Sometimes very deeply.  But do they always?  And do they have to?  That is, do I have any say in the matter or am I completely at the… The post Cultivating Resilience To Prevent Bullying and Cyberbullying appeared first on Cyberbullying Research Center.
  • Summary of Our Cyberbullying Research (2004-2016)
    At the Cyberbullying Research Center we have been collecting data from middle and high school students since 2002. We have surveyed more than 15,000 students from middle and high schools from across the United States in twelve unique projects. The following two charts show the percent of respondents who have experienced cyberbullying at some point… The post Summary of Our Cyberbullying Research (2...
  • 2016 Cyberbullying Data
    This study surveyed a nationally-representative sample of 5,700 middle and high school students between the ages of 12 and 17 in the United States. Data were collected between July and October of 2016. Click on the thumbnail images to enlarge. Teen Technology Use. Cell phones and other mobile devices continue to be the most popular… The post 2016 Cyberbullying Data appeared first on Cyberbullying ...
  • Resilience: Avoiding Victimization By Developing Social Competence
    This presentation is designed for youth professionals who would like to supplement their existing programming and policies with student-centered empowerment. As more attention is given to the importance of cultivating socio-emotional learning skills among students, it seems vital to increasingly consider one often-neglected component: resilience. As critical as it is to shape and improve the… The ...
  • League of Legends and Cyberbullying
    League of Legends (or League for short) is the most popular multiplayer online game in the world, and takes place in a 3-D battle arena setting involving role-playing and real-time strategy elements into its live environment. Players in League (also known as “summoners”) are matched up with others depending on their skill and game level… The post League of Legends and Cyberbullying appeared first ...
  • New National Bullying and Cyberbullying Data
    Here at the Cyberbullying Research Center, we use data to better understand what teens are thinking, doing, and experiencing at school and online. We promote evidence-based and research-inspired policies, procedures, and programming. And given the frequently-changing nature of technology use and misuse, we find it necessary to collect our own data on a regular basis… The post New National Bullying...
  • Cyberbullying and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
    This presentation is designed for school administrators, counselors, social workers, psychologists, and other professionals who desire a comprehensive understanding of (and action plan to deal with) cyberbullying among youth with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These students arguably are among those most vulnerable to this growing problem, and have been characterized as the “perfect victim.”… ...
  • Coaches, Student Athletes, and the Misuse of Social Media
    With each new year, coaches are increasingly dealing with the challenges of social media. This can include inappropriate, unethical, and even illegal student-athlete conduct directly or indirectly related to their online communications. Recently, some schools are even mandating that informal or formal monitoring of students takes place by coaches, but not providing clear guidance on… The post Coac...
  • Student Athletes and Social Media
    Student athletes are no different than other teens and young adults in their social media use participation. However, they may arguably be held to a higher standard given their visibility and how reputationally and fiscally important sports and athletics are to most schools and universities. While most student athletes are doing the right things online… The post Student Athletes and Social Media a...
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  • Helping Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder when Bullied or Cyberbullied
    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects social communication and often is marked by restricted interests, repetitive behaviors, and focus and sensory issues. ASD is diagnosed along a continuum from Level 1 (which can be equated to traditional conceptions of Asperger’s Syndrome – a term largely outdated), to Level 2 (where the…The post Helping Kids with Autism S...

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