To report inappropriate online behavior contact:
Facebook: Email Facebook directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
YouTube: http://youtube.com/t/community_guidelines (learn how to flag inappropriate videos)
- Dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. This site includes research documents, presentations, hand outs for parents and students, current news articles, and more.
- FREE Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum and Parent Media Education Program. The relevant, ready-to-use instruction helps you guide students to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world where they live, study and play.
Be Web Aware: Challenging Cyber Bullying
by Media Awareness Network
- Canadian initiative aimed at empowering parents with information so they can help their children make safe and wise online decisions. Example of resources available to parents includes a Parent Guide to Facebook.
- Stories and videos about the impact of cyberbullying on kids. Includes instructions on how to block someone on YouTube, Tips for Teens, Gaming safety and more.
- Aggression Through Technology
- Home of “Don’t Stand By, Stand Up,” StopCyberbullying was the first cyberbullying prevention program in North America. Its specially-trained young volunteers design and deliver community programs to help their peers address cyberbullying. StopCyberbullying’s founder, Parry Aftab, calls them her “cyberarmy” empowered to tackle this important issue. These teens and tweens staff their own text messaging support line for other young people, build apps to promote kindness, and provide student peer support in their schools.
- A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
- The Internet has made our lives easier in many ways. We now shop online, keep in touch with friends, pay bills, market our businesses and keep up with current affairs in cyberspace. The Internet is also incredibly useful for finding information that would have required a trip to the local library 30 years ago. Criminals are also excited about this wealth of information, because it gives them access to personal details that can be used for unlawful activities. Staying safe online is mostly about being alert to the dangers. Here are some useful tips for increasing your Internet safety:
- Children and teens, who are just learning to navigate social relationships, often find themselves in social situations that are fraught with awkward exchanges. When the line between normal, even acceptable, playful teasing crosses into bullying, problems arise. It’s often difficult for them, and even adults, to discern when teasing becomes bullying, and when a laughing together becomes laughing at someone else’s expense.
- Simply put, bullying can be boiled down to unwanted social attention. While it can be subtle or blatant; take place online, or in public; be physical or aggressive; there are a few characteristics that can help define bullying.