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The 10 Commandments of Social Media Use

Social media

By Guest Blogger: Anne Rucchetto Online socializing has become an integral part of daily life, for everyone from elementary school kids to retired seniors. We can socialize and connect online in ways that are more available, accessible, and varied than ever. Websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr provide a platform for our thoughts and …

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When Adults Are To Blame

When Adults Are To Blame

What happens when the bully of a teen is not a peer but instead an adult who should know better? A teen reader recently asked us for help dealing with constant put-downs from the mother of another teen in one of her after-school activities. What can a teen to do to stop the bad behavior of an adult?

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Start the School Year Right! Bullying Prevention Tip #20

Back to School Tip #20

20 Tips for Bully-Free Schools – Tip #20   Expect Mistakes We’re not perfect. Neither are our kids. Friendships & working relationships have the strengths & imperfections of the humans who created them. Encourage children to accept life – & people, including ourselves – with some imperfections (& review Tip #16: Apology & Forgiveness!). ************* …

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Start the School Year Right! Bullying Prevention Tip #19

Back to School Tip #19

20 Tips for Bully-Free Schools – Tip #19   Help Others: Community Service Adults teach children about care & empathy when we help others. Teach children to help within the community. Watch for opportunities to build, deliver, decorate, paint, read, tutor, visit, teach, or coach. Look for ways for kids to share their unique skills …

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Start the School Year Right! Bullying Prevention Tip #18

Back to school tip #18

20 Tips for Bully-Free Schools – Tip #18   Set Boundaries On Technology At Home Keep the Internet connection in a public family place. Have a family discussion to set limits: appropriate (& inappropriate) online behavior (echo & amplify school guidelines; review often!), daily time online, Facebook after homework, rules for cell phones at school …

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Start the School Year Right! Bullying Prevention Tip #17

Back to School Tip #17

20 Tips for Bully-Free Schools – Tip #17   Balance Online & Face‐To‐Face Friendships Kids’ friendships today revolve around social networking, but it doesn’t replace or teach the skills of face‐to‐face friendships. Help kids develop both types of healthy peer relationships. Incorporate some group learning classroom activities. Discuss appropriate (& inappropriate) online behavior. At home, …

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Start the School Year Right! Bullying Prevention Tip #16

Back to School Tip #16

20 Tips for Bully-Free Schools – Tip #16   Teach The Skills Of Apology, Accountability, Repair & Forgiveness People today view apology as weak. Just the opposite. It takes strength to face yourself in the mirror, take responsibility, & do the work needed to grow. Let kids sit with the discomfort of making mistakes. Don’t smooth …

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