cyberbully

October is bully prevention month, and as absurd as it is to think that a month devoted to a complex social phenomenon will have any real impact, it does shine a spotlight on an important issue.
Cyberbullying is big news at the moment -- it's National Bullying Prevention Month, after all. This annual event draws well-deserved attention and helps generate an avalanche of press surrounding cyberbullying statistics, research, effects, and the like. I've learned a lot. But not nearly as much as I've learned from 6th graders.
Madison de la Garza is best known for playing Gabrielle Solis’ rebellious daughter, Juanita, on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives
Many of the Yik Yaks of the world will continue to exist in the near future, but in time only as the seedy side of the Internet, the lawless part of town where law-abiding citizens with conscience choose not to frequent.
Regardless of Internet trolls, Pringle is an example of defiance for cyber-bully victims everywhere. She will not dwell in
Sony is a weakened company today, more by their response than by the hack itself. They squandered a remarkable opportunity to turn lemons into lemonade and deny any win to the hackers while honorably admitting their mistakes in data security.
I am shocked--shocked--that Monica Lewinsky considers the Internet the major contributor to her ruined reputation; shocked that she considered her situation similar to Tyler Clementi's; and shocked at her timing.
Instead of filtering content that our children can access, let's start filtering our own words, decisions and actions in their presence.
This will not be the last time someone discounts my son because he is different. It will not be the last time someone makes a joke at his expense, but to actively seek out actual people to tease goes beyond cruel. It's inhuman.
A generation ago, young people who were bullied in school could count on hours spent at home as a respite from ridicule. Today, kids are ever-connected through texting, instant messaging and social media sites; sadly, there is little rest for the bully-weary.
Most kids don't tell their parents about bullying. Maybe its due to feeling embarrassed or defenseless, or feeling that nothing can be done, or feeling that they will get in trouble for telling their story. For these reasons and more, parents need to maintain open lines of communication with their child.
You, the faceless one, who hides behind empty words. You, the unhappy one, spreading your misery through harassment and humiliation. You, the angry one, trying to feel powerful by intimidating others with your hate. I refuse to let you hurt me.
Before the advent of social media networks, cell phones and unlimited text plans, young people who were bullied in school could count on hours spent at home as a respite from ridicule. Today, kids are connected to each other 24/7/365.
Confrontation is still confrontation, even if met through the glass of a computer screen. After all, that screen is the only thing separating the trolls from my thin skin.
Let's suppose someone posts a picture of you with a nasty comment in an effort to ridicule, correct, or embarrass you... would you call that public shaming or cyberbullying?
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I just finished watching ABC Family's new movie Cyberbully. To say it was a fantastic movie is a huge understatement.