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 widely overstated. "Reports of a … [Read more...] about Bullying still > cyberbullying, but most kids do neither
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 think it's higher than that, and the vast majority will raise their hands, … [Read more...] about Kids deserve the truth about cyberbullying
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, eSchoolNews reports. This year a more positive and … [Read more...] about An appropriately social anti-bullying campaign
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 we've been experiencing an epidemic of news coverage of … [Read more...] about A cyberbullying epidemic? No!
Delete them, plain and simple. That's what criminology professor Justin Patchin at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire advises teens in his blog. Parents, this is not what you'll hear from law enforcement people or school personnel because their jobs require them to obtain and report evidence of a crime. But if kids "follow this advice, they risk prosecution for possession of child porn if a … [Read more...] about Sexting: What to tell a kid sent nude photos via cellphone