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Anne Bubnic

Facebook rolls out anti-bullying tools with White House support - 5 views

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    A new reporting tool will let Facebook users, including teens and younger users, to privately report troubling content not just to the site itself but to parents, teachers and others in their support system. And an improved Safety Center, due out in the next few weeks, will provide educational videos, articles and other content created by bullying experts to help adults address the problem.
Anne Bubnic

StopBullying.gov - 0 views

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    New government bullying prevention website unveiled at the White House on 3/10/11 by the Dept of Health Resources & Services. Provides info on programs and materials that can help schools and communities expand their own anti-bullying initiatives. Emphasizes intervention, role of bystanders etc.
Anne Bubnic

Connect Safely |A Parents' Guide to Facebook - 4 views

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    Authors Anne Collier and Larry Magid have published a free 35-page guide for parents in partnership with IKEEPSAFE. The online resource provides parents with the perspective and how-to information they need to help their teens optimize their privacy and safety on Facebook.
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Go Figure [FOSI Online Safety Video] - 4 views

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    Facts and Figures about Online Safety from FOSI, the Family Online Safety Institute. (Presented at their annual conference, Nov 2010).
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The Kids are Alright [Study of Privacy Habits] - 4 views

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    An October 2010 study of the privacy habits of parents and their teens on social networks, conducted by TRUSTe, one of the foremost authorities on online privacy. Data suggests that the majority of teens use privacy controls on social networks and that most parents actively monitor their teen's privacy. However, there is still room for improvement a some privacy areas were identified where teens are at risk on social networks. There are some good videos on this site including parents and teens talking about privacy issues.
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Webonauts Internet Academy | PBS KIDS - 5 views

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    In WEBONAUTS INTERNET ACADEMY, kids (age 8-10) explore what it means to be a citizen in a web-infused‚ information-rich world. Participants play through a series of 12 missions adhering to the Webonauts' motto: "Observe, Respect, Contribute." Each mission helps children understand critical online safety issues, such as the importance of protecting passwords and maintaining privacy settings. Other missions teach how to differentiate between credible and non-credible sources of information and how to react to bullying.

    Note: this resource was developed as a partnership project between PBS KIDS and Common Sense Media.
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Teaching Parents Digital Citizenship at Katy ISD - 8 views

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    This Texas school district has decided that the best way to help their students learn how to use online resources more responsibly is to educate parents as well. Evening technology showcases provide a launch pad.
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Principal to parents: Take kids off Facebook [Video] - 4 views

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    Anthony Orsini sent an e-mail blast to the Benjamin Franklin Middle School community in Ridgewood, New Jersey, on Wednesday, urging parents to take down their children's online profiles on Facebook and elsewhere. "There is absolutely no reason for any middle school student to be a part of a social networking site!," he wrote. "Let me repeat that - there is absolutely, positively no reason for any middle school student to be a part of a social networking site!" The main problem, he wrote, is that tweens do not have the resilience to withstand internet name-calling. "They are simply not psychologically ready for the damage that one mean person online can cause," he said.
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Know where they Go [Video] - 2 views

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    30-second PSA. Part of the Project Safe Childhood national media campaign to combat the increase of sexual predators using the Internet to entice and sexually exploit children: http://www.knowwheretheygo.org. Stresses importance of knowing where your kids go online. Site includes video PSA's, webisodes, radio PSA's and transcripts available in both English and Spanish and offers links to a digital library of free multimedia resources available by topic.
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How Can Adults Improve Social Networking Sites for Kids? - 0 views

  • If social networks are going to be safe places for kids, adults are going to have to be more present and it's not going to work if it is just parents watching over kids to control their online activity. Social networks have to become more open to adults who are interested in pointing kids in a positive direction and who take an interest in their development
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    Ten Ideas for how adults can improve social networking sites for kids.

    I was recently interviewed by a local high school student named Julian for his research project about the impact of social network sites on society. I always enjoy being interviewed by teens and end up learning something in the process. Julian asked a question that I have been thinking about since we spoke: "What can adults do to improve social network sites for kids?"
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Three house rules to overcome the digital gap and promote cyber safety - 1 views

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    House rules that factor in limits to the influence of technology are vital to making your home a sanctuary allowing family members to connect and promote sensible use of the Internet and phones. Three key elements for cyber safe house rules are identified.
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Tools, Rules & Schools: Protecting Kids Against Cyberbullying [Audio] - 0 views

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    Bullying is on the rise and putting all our kids at risk, on and off line. Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) joins blogtalkradio (at 8 minutes into the program) to help us understand the importance of digital citizenship in the online world as a buffer for challenging events such as bullying and as a necessity for being part of today's society in general.
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What Kids Really Do Online (Despite What Parents Think) - 0 views

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    U.S. moms and dads estimate that their children spend only two hours a month on the internet, but kids say they actually spend 10 times more time - or 20 hours - according to a recent study, the first Norton Online Living Report by Symantec (via Marketing Charts). 41% of respondents age 13-17 say their parents have no idea what they do online, and only 33% of parents worldwide say they set parental controls and monitor their children's online activities.
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Tough Questions Linger in Wake of Bullying Tragedy - 0 views

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    School bullying is nothing new. But since Prince's suicide, it has taken on a much darker significance, one that prosecutors are taking seriously. On Monday, criminal charges were brought against the nine students who allegedly led the harassment. And parents and school administrators in South Hadley are under intense scrutiny as well. They face tough questions about what happened to Prince and whether they could have done more to prevent her death.
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Sext-Ed | Rosalind Wiseman - 5 views

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    Great parenting advice from Rosalind Wiseman on appropriate discipline for teens and tweens who have participated in sexting either as the perpetrator or someone who has helped spread the photos to others. Three different scenarios are addressed. Some advice may be applicable to school. The idea is for kids to own up and take responsibility - as perpetrators, bystanders, and targets - for unethical behavior.
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Teachers suffer cyberbullying by pupils and parents - 2 views

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    More than one in seven teachers has been the victim of cyberbullying by pupils or parents, and almost half know a colleague who has been targeted, according to a survey published today.
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Get Game Smart - 3 views

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    Software giant Microsoft has launched its own site - www.getgamesmart.com - to help address the problem of cyberbullying in online games, as well as assist parents in using the ESRB Rating System to determine what games their children should be playing - and what games they should not.
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Parental Control Product Guide 2010 [pdf] - 1 views

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    Parental controls provide one or more of five main functions: content filtering; use restrictions; contact management; privacy protections; and monitoring. This guide provides helpful info for parents on controls for Internet, Mobile Phones, Gaming Consoles and Media Players.
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GetParentalControls.org - 1 views

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    It would be wonderful if parents could simply purchase a set of "controls" that would instruct children in online safety and screen out dangers. While of course no piece of software can do all of this, parental controls combined with online safety education and some common sense rules for Internet use are a parent's best strategy for keeping children safe online.
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Just Kidding/Book 10 - Beacon Street Girls - 0 views

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    In Just Kidding, the Beacon Street Girls learn about the implications of gossip, how to use the "no joke zone" (developed by best-selling author Rachel Simmons), and how the Internet can spread rumors and contribute to hurt feelings. In addition to the book, the Beacon Street Girls website is hosting a resource center online with articles and tips for parents, and guidelines for children.
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