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CyberSexting: Consequences are Still Severe for Youth

Today, another headline out of Michigan: Students Sentenced to Probation; Phones Taken Away in Social Media Sex Case, (http://www.dailytribune.com/general-news/20150319/students-sentenced-to-probation-phones-taken-away-in-social-media-sex-case), is yet another cautionary tale, in spite of the recent legislation that is intended to relieve some of the more lasting criminal consequences young people face when they are caught cybersexting or cyberbullying.

A few weeks …

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Preventing a Digital Glitch: Teacher’s Social Media Experiment Goes Global

NBC Today Video about Tulsa Teacher’s Warning About Facebook

A letter written with a green pen, in all caps, showed up today in my Facebook news feed. The letter was written several months ago by an Oklahoma teacher, Melissa Bour. She was given permission by her school’s administration to post the letter in an effort …

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What You Need To Know About Cyberbullying and the Law

When it comes to bullying people online, the law takes a firm stance — one you won’t want to mess with.

Similar to sexting, there are serious consequences when it comes to laws against cyberbullying. And there is no age limit on these laws being enforced. There have been cases of 12 year old …

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Why do Cyberbullies Hurt People?

Fire Ant

Whenever we come into the question of why people hurt other people, we like to explain it by using a fire ant sting.

For instance, have you ever been stung by a fire ant? What was your first reaction when you got stung? You flicked it off as fast as you could! The moment you …

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How to Address Cyberbullying with Your Students

CyberbullyingWhen it comes to students being bullied online, it is an issue that needs to be addressed head on.

Now that bullying is no longer relegated to the out-of-sight corners of the playground or on the way to the bus stop, the responsibility lays in the hands of educators and parents to ensure that students …

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Cyberbullying: How Bad Is It?

With the widespread use of cell phones and social media, it has become too easy to bully friends, classmates and coworkers online.

The simple definition of cyberbullying is to harm, harass or humiliate someone via electronic format. This can include posting hateful messages on a Facebook page, sending humiliating photos to other peoples’ cell phones …

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