There’s an upside and a serious downside to monitoring students in social media, and the upside doesn’t involve outsourcing (that was an understatement). You’ll see what I’m talking about when you get to the downside down there, but let’s start with where and how it would actually help.… In her thoughtful commentary, “What inner city […]
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This has been stated before but not seen (or reported) enough: Cyberbullying is not an epidemic, even though news reports about it seem to have reached epidemic proportions. The last six surveys of “random samples” of students nationwide by two of the US’s top researchers on the subject – Profs. Justin Patchin and Sameer Hinduja […]
You’ve probably heard the phrase “kill ‘em with kindness” for disarming detractors, well in social media it’s more like swamping – flooding – public, sometimes collective, cruelty with kindness, acceptance, respect, etc. That was a powerful tactic used by students I wrote about in Part 1 of this series, but it has been practiced to […]
Researchers keep coming up with different numbers, but what doesn’t change is that… Most kids do not engage in bullying or cyberbullying There’s considerable overlap between online and offline aggression among kids who do Bullying is not on the rise, but there’s more of it going on than cyberbullying The prevalence of cyberbullying has been […]
When Justin Patchin, professor and co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, talks to high school students in school assemblies, he asks them to give him an estimate of what percentage of teens have cyberbullied someone. “Somebody will shout out a number like 60 or 70%. Then I ask them, ok, raise your hand if you […]
I think the very reason why this year’s big-media anti-bullying campaign featuring CNN’s Anderson Cooper has a much more effective message – “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” – is because a social media partner’s involved. Last year, Cooper was host of a TV special report, “Bullying: No Escape,” sponsored by Time Inc., CNN, and Cartoon Network, […]
Please note: There is no cyberbullying epidemic. Like author and anti-bullying expert Rosalind Wiseman, I can’t believe how many times I’ve been asked about “the epidemic” and what’s to be done about it. Rosalind suggests that the epidemic is in bad PSAs and “educational” videos aimed at bullying prevention. I agree, but also suggest that […]
At this point in time, with child porn laws where they are in the US, the only good advice to give a child you care about is delete the photos, says someone who knows the law: criminology professor Justin Patchin.
Schools need to get involved when cyberbullying happens “off campus” because of the disruption it can cause to student learning, but there’s a right way to get involved.
A new study shows correlation between cyberbullying and suicidal ideation similar to traditional bullying and suicidal thoughts.