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The 10 Commandments of Social Media Use

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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Lessons We MUST Learn From Amanda Todd *Updated*

15-year-old Amanda Todd from Coquitlam, British Columbia killed herself this week, after several years of terror at the hands of a cyberbully/cyberstalker and merciless, cruel-hearted peer taunting and physical violence at several schools. Now we’re “outraged”, according to an article in the Toronto Star. Where was our outrage WHILE this was happening? Why weren’t we …

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Interview – Hannah Masters

Lorna sat down to talk to Hannah Masters from UKnowKids.com about cyberbullying and smart phones. UKnowKids provides smartphone software that monitors kids’ online activity – email, texting, and Internet use, and alerts parents of suspicious activity.     Click below to listen to the interview:  

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New Jersey Anti-Bullying Laws Upheld

Here’s a follow–up story about New Jersey’s new anti-bullying laws, enacted in early 2010, in the wake of the tragic suicide death of Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutgers University. Parents from two New Jersey school districts recently challenged the new laws after their elementary school-aged children were disciplined for bullying behavior, in accordance with …

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Is Cyberbullying Due to the Slowing Maturity of College Students?

An article titled “People Mature Slower in College, Causing Cyber Bullying” from PurdueExponent.org recently caught our attention on Twitter. The article says: “According to the director of cyber forensics, one reason college students engage in cyberbullying via Twitter profiles or memes, is because society and higher education have slowed the maturation process.” “. . . …

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Woman Stands Up To Cyberbullying With Remarkable Results

Balpeet Kaur was ridiculed for her looks after a photo of her was posted online. She has noticeable facial hair but has chosen to follow the tenets of her Sikh faith, one of which is to leave body hair uncut. Her religion considers the body to be a sacred gift from God and therefore should …

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Is Bullying Increasing Or Are We Just Hearing More About It?

Here is a great question we received on the recent post “Every 7 Minutes A Child is Bullied.” I think this question is so important and so complex, I decided that it should be answered in another post. “Lorna, what I haven’t seen anywhere – and truly don’t have a clue about – is whether …

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