Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 8:18pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 9:24am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 10:01am
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.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 4:09pm
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.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 10:00am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 2:08pm
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.