How states are combating cyberbullying in and out of school

Eighteen states have made cyberbullying a crime, and every state except Montana has passed anti-bullying legislation. Most schools have developed policies in line with those laws as about half of young people report having been harassed online, according to the Cyberbullying Research Center.

Social media monitoring of schools may have saved a life

Glendale USD in southern California has taken an unprecedented step in bullying and crime prevention by paying a company to analyze students’ public posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media.

Social media monitoring of schools may have saved a life

California district analyzing students’ public posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media

Socorro ISD launches Anonymous Alerts anti-bullying reporting service

The Socorro Independent School District in El Paso, Texas, has added a new communications tool called Anonymous Alerts, allowing its 44,000 students to quickly, easily, and anonymously report urgent information to school officials across their campuses.

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The fight against bullying in schools expands to store shelves

Prominent cases of teenagers committing suicide after being harassed on social media networks have, along with strengthening the resolve of antibullying organizations, prompted brands to take up the issue.

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New inclusive approach helps Illinois schools fight bullying

In recent years, media attention, state mandates and research on bullying have prompted dozens of school districts across Illinois — including at least 10 in the Chicago suburbs — to try a more inclusive approach that addresses peer aggression while instilling a broader message of respect.

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Are schools doing enough to stop bullying?

One-third of all school-aged children are bullied each year, according to the National Bullying Prevention Center

How to teach e-safety and digital citizenship

With the need for safe and appropriate use of the internet—and specifically social networking sites—being front and center in recent weeks, it is essential that schools find interesting and engaging ways in which to deliver what can be repetitive but vital information to students of all ages.

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Boston schools adopt free anti-bullying text service from Blackboard

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Boston Public Schools Superintendent John McDonough announced a major upgrade to the school system's Bullying Prevention Hotline. Parents can now send text messages to report concerns about school bullying or student safety.

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Cyberbullying study to research elementary school-aged youth

The Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center sampled more than 11,700 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders three times over a year and a half. The results demonstrate the need for starting social-emotional learning and media literacy education in lower grades.

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