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Anne Bubnic

WSJ|Five Misunderstandings About Bullying - 9 views

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    Note dana boyd's position that "Most anti-bullying assemblies are ineffective, and the messages of well-meaning advocates tend to fall on deaf ears". Students need to learn empathy, sensitivity and respect, all of which are life skills.
Steven Knight

The Door That's Not Locked - 8 views

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    The web is a wonderful place, if you understand the dangers. While the Internet is an open door to a world of great information, communication and entertainment, it can also be a direct passageway to danger. The Canadian Centre is committed to helping parents, teachers, and anyone else who would like to better understand the good, bad, and ugly about the web. We're here to help keep kids safe while exploring and enjoying The Door that's not Locked. This website has been created to provide you with a one-stop-shop on all things related to Internet safety.
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    All Web. No Net.
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    This is a great site. No nonsense advice. I really like how it is broken down in age groups, which helps you to understand how children become more sophisticated in their Internet use. Thanks Steve for sharing it!
Anne Bubnic

The Core Rules of Netiquette - 3 views

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    Simply stated, it's network etiquette -- that is, the etiquette of cyberspace. And "etiquette" means "the forms required by good breeding or prescribed by authority to be required in social or official life." In other words, Netiquette is a set of rules for behaving properly online.
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    Ten Rules and 9 java-based quizzes to test your knowledge. Partially fulfills ISTE NETS 4c.
Anne Bubnic

The Connection Between Bullying and Cyberbullying - 1 views

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    Phoebe Prince was tormented by bullies at school and online. Here's what we can learn from her suicide. When working to prevent the new mix of bullying and cyberbulling, schools can look at the lessons learned from an earlier effort to stop the traditional, in-person kind of kid cruelty.
Anne Bubnic

Excessive internet use is linked to depression - 1 views

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    People who spend a lot of time browsing the net are more likely to show depressive symptoms, according to the first large-scale study of its kind in the West by University of Leeds psychologists.
Anne Bubnic

TextED.ca - 6 views

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    Online resource from Canada for everything textual. Get the 411 on texting and relationships, including healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, how to deal with harassment, and how to cope with stress. Through a variety of games and activities you can test your texting knowledge, find out how to use this great technology safely, and learn what to do when someone crosses the line. Educators can sign up for teacher guides and lesson plans.
Anne Bubnic

If Your Kids Are Awake, They're Probably Online - 2 views

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    The average young American now spends practically every waking minute - except for the time in school - using a smart phone, computer, television or other electronic device, according to a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Anne Bubnic

Facebook creates safety advisory board to protect child users - 1 views

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    "The global board will include representatives from Internet safety groups with which Facebook already has relationships. They include Common Sense Media, ConnectSafely, WiredSafety, Childnet International and The Family Online Safety Institute." The global board will include representatives from Internet safety groups with which Facebook already has relationships. They include Common Sense Media, ConnectSafely, WiredSafety, Childnet International and The Family Online Safety Institute.
Anne Bubnic

Teen Burned, Beaten in Cell Phone Video - 0 views

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    A teenage girl from Illinois survived a brutal attack by her peers that was captured on cell phone video by a male student who did nothing to intervene. Mercedes Michaels was beaten, burned and had most of her hair cut off during the attack.
Anne Bubnic

How much can texting hurt? - 0 views

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    Move over, "texting thumb." A study came out this week about the rise of another physical ailment related to too much texting. Called cubital tunnel syndrome (CTS), it's basically a very unfunny funny bone: it occurs when a pencil-thick nerve gets pinched at the elbow. While it's not a new ailment-those of us over 30 call it tennis elbow-it's another reason to keep tabs on the volume of texts and Tweets your teens are tapping out. CTS is appearing more frequently in teens who keep their elbows bent while holding their cell phones or PDAs.
Anne Bubnic

Texting May Be Taking a Toll on Teenagers - 0 views

  • The phenomenon is beginning to worry physicians and psychologists, who say it is leading to anxiety, distraction in school, falling grades, repetitive stress injury and sleep deprivation.
  • Psychologists expect to see teenagers break free from their parents as they grow into autonomous adults, Professor Turkle went on, “but if technology makes something like staying in touch very, very easy, that’s harder to do; now you have adolescents who are texting their mothers 15 times a day, asking things like, ‘Should I get the red shoes or the blue shoes?’ ”
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    Spurred by the unlimited texting plans offered by carriers like AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless, American teenagers sent and received an average of 2,272 text messages per month in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to the Nielsen Company - almost 80 messages a day, more than double the average of a year earlier.
Anne Bubnic

Why Should Parents & Educators Be Concerned About Cyberbullying? [PDF] - 0 views

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    Effects of Cyberbullying: New research by a group of school psychologists trained in Olweus Bullying Prevention methods that they have applied to bullying in the digital environment.
JOSEPH SAVIRIMUTHU

Facebook friend saves suicidal teen on other side of the Atlantic - 0 views

  • A schoolboy who announced his imminent suicide on Facebook was saved when a friend across the Atlantic in America read his threat and raised the alarm.The 16-year-old, from Oxford, sent a late-night message on the social networking website to a girl sitting 3,400 miles away at her computer in Maryland. The teenager had been speculating about taking his life and shortly before 11.30pm on Wednesday wrote: ‘I’m going away to do something I’ve been thinking about for a while then everyone will find out.’
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    A schoolboy who announced his imminent suicide on Facebook was saved when a friend across the Atlantic in America read his threat and raised the alarm. The 16-year-old, from Oxford, sent a late-night message on the social networking website to a girl sitting 3,400 miles away at her computer in Maryland.
Anne Bubnic

Searching for Solutions to Cyberbullying - 0 views

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    This article, by John Palfree, is part of an online symposium on the First Amendment Center Online titled Cyberbullying & Public Schools. The author concludes that there is no easy answer to the problem of online bullying and that the most effective approach - education, with a view toward establishing positive social norms - is the hardest to accomplish. John Palfrey chaired the Internet Safety Technical Task Force in 2008. He is the co-author of Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives\n\n
Ann Baum (Johnston)

Bullying Facts for Schools & Parents - 0 views

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    Cyberbullying Advice from the National Association of School Psychologists.
Anne Bubnic

Teen sues Facebook, classmates over cyberbullying - 0 views

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    The latest sad episode of humanity's ugliness allegedly being played out on Facebook's pages has resulted in Facebook itself being sued for $3 million.
Anne Bubnic

Teen Accused of Using Facebook to Abuse Boys - 0 views

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    A teen posing as a girl on Facebook convinced 30 male classmates to send him nude photos of themselves and then blackmailed them. The student is being held on a $25,000 bond and is now facing a 300 year prison sentence.
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