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Join National “Be the One” Day this April – End Social Isolation in Middle School

By Jenny Karl and Beyond Differences Seeing a student struggle socially is a heartbreaking thing to witness. Students are the most productive when they come to school with their basic needs met and when they are socially and emotionally prepared to start the school day. Social isolation can challenge productivity in the classroom. According to…Continue Reading

Categories: Cyberbullying, Relationships

iKeepSafe and Harvard Berkman Center Release Privacy Curriculum

Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download Today’s youth are increasingly living their lives online. What happens offline is reflected in the digital world, and vice-versa. Because our culture is becoming more and more digital, it is increasingly impossible to avoid participation in the digital environment. In the same way that it is essential…Continue Reading

Categories: Cyberbullying, Digital Citizenship, iKeepSafe News, Privacy, Relationships, Reputation

Nancy Gifford Presents at Legacy Explorations Symposium

Nancy Gifford, iKeepSafe Senior Director of Law and Policy, is presenting today at the Legacy Explorations Symposium at Eastern Connecticut University.   The Symposium is attended by sixth graders from several towns in Connecticut and also features Rabbi Lazowski and principal Thanh Nguyn. Rabbi Lazowski will share his gripping story as a child survivor of the…Continue Reading

Categories: Cyberbullying, Digital Citizenship, iKeepSafe News, Videos

Digital Stalking

After their relationship ended, Rose began to pursue other interests. However, her tech-savvy ex-boyfriend had other plans. He used his unique computer skills to gain control of Rose’s digital footprint. Through digital stalking, her ex-boyfriend hijacked her communications and effectively blocked her from her digital life. Rose, like many victims, simply wanted the harassment to…Continue Reading

Categories: Cyberbullying, Legal Issues

How Inviting Partners to the Safety Discussion Can Help Progress the Conversation about Bullying

Net Literacy is a student-founded and student-managed digital inclusion and literacy nonprofit where students comprise 50% of the board of directors. One of our five digital outreach programs is Safe Connects; a program that teaches teens how to be safe while having fun online. We decided to try something different this year. This year, we…Continue Reading

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The Rest of the (Bullying) Story

For decades, Paul Harvey’s radio segments told us “the rest of the story.” In today’s instant “breaking news” environment, when we hear about something online, on TV news, or in the papers, we get some, but not all, of the facts. Critical information, context and nuance are often missing. This is particularly true in so many…Continue Reading

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Managing Digital Drama

Thanks to a sponsorship from Microsoft, an ebook for teens, Digital Drama: Staying Safe While Being Social, will be available for free on Amazon.com for four days (starting today). It covers important topics that every teen needs to know about: • creating a positive online reputation, • social networking safety, and • cyberbullying. It’s important…Continue Reading

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Extraordinary Ordinary People (2017) [Movie Free]

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Because of Gracia (2017) HD Director : Tom Simes. Writer : Tom Simes. Release : September 15, 2017 Runtime : 107 Genre : Romance, Comedy, Drama. Synopsis Watch Because of Gracia Full Movie Online Free. Movie ‘Because of Gracia’ was released in September 15, 2017 in genre Romance. Tom Simes was directed this movie and…Continue Reading

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[Streaming] Yamasong: March of the Hollows (2017) Full Movie Online

Yamasong: March of the Hollows (2017) HD Director : Sam Koji Hale. Release : September 10, 2017 Country : United States of America. Production Company : Dark Dunes Productions. Runtime : 95 Genre : Animation, Fantasy. Synopsis Watch Yamasong: March of the Hollows Full Movie Online Free. ‘Yamasong: March of the Hollows’ is a movie…Continue Reading

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[Streaming] The Tiger Hunter (2017) Movie HD

The Tiger Hunter (2017) HD Director : Lena Khan. Writer : Lena Khan, Sameer Gardezi. Producer : Megha Kadakia, Nazia Khan. Release : September 22, 2017 Country : United States of America. Production Company : WVG Medien GmbH. Language : English. Runtime : 96 Genre : Comedy, Drama. Synopsis Watch The Tiger Hunter Full Movie…Continue Reading

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Does One Word Make a Difference?

Recently, I attended a UNESCO meeting on a curriculum for media and information literacy.  Throughout the discussions of this particular working group, it became quite obvious how one word makes a huge difference when you are collaborating at producing a global curriculum.  What can mean something for a Western citizen can mean something totally different…Continue Reading

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Bullying in the Digital Age

I once read an article by a man (who shall remain nameless) who was frustrated about “all this cyberbullying talk.” He didn’t understand why he was constantly seeing cyberbullying in the news, and believed that bullying was somewhat of a right of passage. He admitted that he was bullied when he was younger – called…Continue Reading

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Who are the Cyberbullied?

When you think of the kid at school most likely to be bullied online (cyberbullied), what image comes to mind?  The loner?  The chess club president?  The nerd? Well, you’re wrong. A new study found that high school students who are the most popular are more likely to be cyberbullied. The study also said that…Continue Reading

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MARSALI HANCOCK SPEAKS ABOUT CYBERBULLING ON DC PUBLIC SAFETY RADIO SHOW

DC Public Safety radio show host Leonard Sipes invited Marsali Hancock, CEO and President of iKeepSafe, to speak on the show about several media related issues pertaining to children. Sipes and Hancock discussed how individuals can prevent, detect, and appropriately respond to these cyber issues. “In the world in which we live, the biggest challenge…Continue Reading

Categories: Cyberbullying, iKeepSafe News, Online Security

What Happens When the Students Become the Teachers?

Online safety experts including Nancy Willard, Anne Collier, and Frank Gallagher are long-time advocates for including youths as a part of online safety training programs. The Youth Panels at the recent IBPA and the FOSI conferences also demonstrated how engaged students can be important contributors to online safety discussions. So just what happens when the…Continue Reading

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Marsali Hancock Attends the Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit

A 2010 Iowa Youth Survey reported 50 percent of students surveyed said that in the last 30 days they had been bullied at school in one of the following ways: “I was called names, was made fun of, or teased in a hurtful way; other students left me out of things on purpose, excluded me…Continue Reading

Categories: Cyberbullying, iKeepSafe News

Cyberbullying: Not Just About Kids Anymore

Students have tended to make fun of teachers behind their backs as a way of letting off steam. But these schoolyard taunts have moved online, where some students go too far. Examples include making fake online profiles for teachers, signing them up for pornography sites, or sending sexually explicit text messages to them. These are…Continue Reading

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Remembering Amanda Todd During Nat’L Anti-Bullying Awareness Month

“I can never get that photo back. It’s out there forever.”–15-year old Amanda Todd, shortly before her death. If you have a teen, or know a teen, chances are you’ve heard them talking about Amanda Todd. She’s the Canadian 15 year-old who committed suicide last week, just a month after posting a video to YouTube…Continue Reading

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Where do you stand?

Recently, news in the St. Louis area covered a story of teens using social media to make fun of a fellow high school student by electing her to “Homecoming Court.” When her father learned that his daughter, who struggles with learning difficulties, was elected sophomore representative, he was suspicious of her newfound popularity.  He kept…Continue Reading

Categories: Cyberbullying, Digital Citizenship

iKeepSafe Supports National Cyber Security Awareness Month

ARLINGTON, VA— October 4, 2012 — The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) is pleased to announce its support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month and appreciates the National Cyber Security Alliance’s special efforts this month ensuring that our online lives are kept safe and secure. This year’s theme, “Our Shared Responsibility,” emphasizes that the internet…Continue Reading

Categories: Cyberbullying, iKeepSafe News, Press Releases

A Force for Good

What would you do if you saw someone being bullied?  Would you join in, stand by, or stand up? Some high school students in Iowa City stood up, and their actions remind us that most kids—most people—want to do the right thing. An article in the Iowa City Press Citizen describes how a group of…Continue Reading

Categories: Cyberbullying, Digital Citizenship

Arizona House Bill 2549 – Violation of first amendment and freedom of speech?

On August 2nd of this year, a new Arizona Internet Stalking Law, House Bill 2549, went into effect, joining 24 other states that have already crafted essential changes to communication laws. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures: • 24 states have cyberstalking and cyber harassment laws, • 10 states have only cyberstalking laws,…Continue Reading

Categories: Cyberbullying, Legal Issues

Cyberbullying — Take a stand against it

Just like the real world, there are people online that are bullies. But unlike the real world, these bullies are hiding behind their computer, cell phone, iPod touch, or other electronic device. And sometimes, you don’t even know who is bullying you. In addition to a host of resources like the Cyberbullying Research Center and…Continue Reading

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Kids’ Anti-Bullying Campaign is the Business

Kids can make a difference in the fight against cyberbullying. A Social Enterprise in Schools program in Scotland, in which students get hands-on experience running a social enterprise with practical advice and mentoring from successful entrepreneurs, resulted in a group of 10 to 12-year-old students setting up a business aimed at combating cyberbullying. The students’ anti-cyberbullying…Continue Reading

Categories: Cyberbullying, Parenting

Turning Terrible Moments Into Teachable Moments

Talk to your kids. Talk to your kids. Talk to your kids. While traveling the country addressing parents, law enforcement, school staff and administrators, they must hear me say this fifty times in the 1 ½ hours that I have to speak with them about technology safety and responsible use. Most recently I was reminded…Continue Reading

Categories: Cyberbullying, Educational Issues, Parenting

What you see is not always what you get

A young male high school student found himself subjected to daily bullying.  The student, John, was homosexual and the target of many.  In this particular case, the bullying was widespread, but the school’s most popular seemed to make bullying John their pet project.  Several stars of the football team, wrestling team, and baseball team thought…Continue Reading

Categories: Cyberbullying, Digital Citizenship

A Logical Solution to Cyberbullying

While heartbreaking stories of “cyberbullying,” the unfortunate collateral damage of our digital age, turn up in the news almost daily, total incidences of bullying overall are, thankfully, in decline. According to a 2010 study conducted by the Crimes Against Children Research Center, the percentage of children reporting physical bullying fell from 22 percent to 15…Continue Reading

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Setting Boundaries Could Make the Difference Between Life and Death

Most people know someone who has been bullied. Bullying has been around for centuries. However, today’s bullies have become more resourceful than ever, often hiding behind cyber-walls. The word “bullycide” describes suicide as a result of cyberbullying. Cyberbullying can include different types of malicious behavior using social media as a means for assaulting someone with…Continue Reading

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Sextortion

Popular social networking sites tout that 94% of teens are online with 43% percent of their online profiles set to “OPEN;” meaning that anyone can view profile contents.  One popular site asserts that they have 400 million active users with that number doubling every six months.  Considering these staggering numbers, crime is only limited by…Continue Reading

Categories: Cyberbullying, Educational Issues, Online Security

Confronting Bullies and Bullying

Celebrities like Sandra Bullock, Megan Fox, Christian Bale, and Lady Gaga have more in common than just being famous—they were also all bullied growing up. “I was called really horrible, profane names very loudly in front of huge crowds of people, and my schoolwork suffered at one point,” Lady Gaga said in an interview with…Continue Reading

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National Cyberbullying Awareness Day

Today, in honor of National Cyberbullying Awareness Day, 15-year-old actress and certified child safety advocate Cassandra Perkins is participating in an informative national conversation on internet safety. This free live event will be held from 1:00-3:00 pm (MST) in Parker, CO, at the Parker Recreation Center, 17301 Lincoln Ave, Parker Colorado 80134, and will be…Continue Reading

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Bullying – No Escape

We all know that bullying is not a new concept.  Metaphorically speaking, there has always been self-appointed kings of the playground willing to torment others.  These “Kings” were typically dethroned when someone stood up to the bully. So, what’s different today? Today, playground fights are unacceptable.  As a society, we seem to classify such problem…Continue Reading

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Defining Online Abusive Behaviors

The universally accepted definition of bullying comes from Norwegian psychologist Dr. Dan Olweus and is defined as “Unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance and the behavior is repeated or has the potential to be repeated over time.” The problem with expanding this definition to the electronic world…Continue Reading

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StopBullying Website Relaunched

A revitalized www.stopbullying.gov website was announced today. The site builds on the momentum started a year ago by the Obama Administration and was relaunched in partnership with the Department of Education. It emphasizes action steps individuals can take to prevent and stop bullying in their schools and communities, and also features easy-to-use tools and resources…Continue Reading

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Just stop bullying toolkit

Established in 1994, National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) is the longest standing youth health and safety coalition in the United States.  The Coalition is dedicated to saving lives by creating programs and providing resources to address topics such as health and wellness, injury prevention, substance abuse prevention, traffic safety, and youth violence prevention. NOYS…Continue Reading

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The Great American NO BULL Challenge

Best-selling author Shawn Edgington’s teenage daughter was stalked and physically threatened online as a high school student. Since then, Edgington has taken a personal pledge to do everything she can to raise awareness of cyberbullying. Yesterday, she launched a new campaign called The Great American NO BULL Challenge. “The Parent’s Guide is a great success,…Continue Reading

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Keep up the good work

On November 9, 2011, the Pew Research Center released their report: Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites – How American teens navigate the new world of “digital citizenship.” News reports surrounding the document seemed to indicate that Cyberbulling may not be as bad as once feared. While this is certainly great news, we…Continue Reading

Categories: Cyberbullying, Parenting

My Daughter was Cyberbullied—And She’s OK

Pati Cinkle shares what she does to raise resilient digital citizens As my daughter, Benni, continues to gain attention in the media for her charitable work and the way she is helping kids her age deal with cyber bullying, I often get asked what I, as her mom, did to raise such a level-headed kid.…Continue Reading

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Benni Cinkle: How I Overcame Cyberbullying

Ever since I first started getting attention for my dancing in the Rebecca Black “Friday” video, people have asked me to share my story and talk about how I dealt with the cyber bullying, why I recorded my song and music video, “Can You See Me Now”, and where I hope to go from here.…Continue Reading

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Anti-bullying Initiative Encourages People to Speak Up

In the last several years, bullying has become an increasingly severe problem for students, teachers, and parents. Virtually any study you turn to on the issue shows that a large percentage of children, teens, and young adults have witnessed bullying, or have themselves been bullying victims. While the high number of victims is disturbing, however,…Continue Reading

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Digital Road Rage

An automobile seemingly provides anonymity and detachment–allowing anger to grow and boil over.  Interestingly enough, the keyboard provides a comparable sanctuary for anger to ferment. Let me illustrate my point: Mary is already running late when she attempts to enter slow moving Interstate 95.  She signals and begins to move left; HONK, another car blocks…Continue Reading

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Microsoft News Center publishes feature story on Cyberbullying

The Microsoft News Center has published a feature story on standing up to cyberbullying, titled “Helping Keep Children Safe Online.” The story features information on cyberbullying and its consequences, peer mentoring online, engaging educators with Generation Safe, Microsoft’s stand against cyberbullying, teaching cyberbullying to adults and bridging the digital generation gap. It highlights organizations that…Continue Reading

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Teens, Relationships, and Avoiding Digital Drama

It’s easy for adults to dismiss teenage relationships as mere “puppy love,” but to the teenagers, first loves are far from light-hearted affairs. Developing mature romantic relationships is an important part of a teen’s emotional and psychological development and the rise of social networking technology has made the process even more sensitive. Whether it’s a…Continue Reading

Categories: Cyberbullying, Digital Citizenship

What Parents Should Understand about Cyberbullying

The explosion of electronic communication has taken traditional bullying to a new level. Cyberbullying, has given users in cyberspace not only the perception of anonymity but more opportunities to bully peers. So how can you distinguish traditional bullying from cyberbullying? Here are a few of the main differences: • Bullying outside school walls – Cyberbullyies…Continue Reading

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Protecting Your Teen from Online Impersonation

Across the country, educators and law enforcement officials are beginning to wake up to the risks of cyberbullying. However, despite new laws and policies aimed at preventing bullying, the surest way to protect your children from anonymous attackers is still to talk with them and make sure they’re taking smart proactive steps to secure their…Continue Reading

Categories: Cyberbullying, Parenting, Privacy

Protecting Youth from Violence Online and with Digital Media

By Emily Ensign Emily Ensign is a regular blogger for the Internet Keep Safe Coalition, an organization that gives parents, educators, and policymakers the information and tools that empower them to teach children the safe and healthy use of technology and the Internet. Growing up I would have resented my mom if she had read…Continue Reading

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Online bullying can easily turn into offline bullying

By Yang Tal Yang Tal is a community manager at Facemoods, a web company that delivers animations and applications for social networks. Facemoods is the creator of “Adventures from Mood-Town“, a children’s animation series on Internet safety, made to encourage children to use social networks safely and responsibly. When it comes to cyber-bullying, the most…Continue Reading

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Putting Words Into Action: Teaching Students What it Means to Not Be a Bystander

By Belinha S. De Abreu, PhD. Belinha S. De Abreu, Ph.D., is a media literacy educator and an assistant teaching professor at Drexel University. Her research interests include media literacy education, new media, visual and information literacy, global perspectives, critical thinking, teacher training, and the impact of learning as a result of media and technology…Continue Reading

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Little Red Riding Mood: Chapter Two

By Yang Tal Facemoods is a web company that creates and delivers fun content, and Facebook applications “Adventures from Mood-Town” is a series we’ve created and published as our way to support the issue of online safety. We hope this series can help parents and educators teach children the importance of acting responsibly online. We…Continue Reading

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