It's Kindness Week, and there's no greater kindness – for and from people of all ages – than what's being demonstrated in Morgan County, W.V., where great need is being met with great cooperation. County residents have created a web of youth-focused programs supporting kids in and out of school. I've been hearing about the growth of this amazing web of care since I met Gary McDaniel, a clinical … [Read more...] about True school safety: A ‘compassion network’ in & around schools in Morgan County, W.V.
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A third major mile marker in our collective (global) understanding of how to mitigate youth online risk just fell into place: "Munch, Poke, Ping: Vulnerable Young People, Social Media and E-Safety," a brand-new report to Britain's Training & Development Agency (TDA), the agency responsible for the training and development of that country's school workforce, including counselors and social … [Read more...] about Important new resource for online risk prevention
A study published this month in the journal Children & Schools found that 45% of school social workers for grades pre-K through 12 "feel ill-equipped" to deal with cyberbullying, PsychCentral.com reports. I honestly think part of the reason for that high number is because cyberbullying has been so misrepresented and misunderstood in our society to date – represented all too much as a … [Read more...] about School social workers on cyberbullying: Study