cyberbullying

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.

How states are combating cyberbullying in and out of school

About 10 to 20 percent of youths experience cyberbullying regularly, study says

Social media monitoring of schools may have saved a life

California district analyzing students’ public posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media
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Facebook and Md. schools partner to combat bullying

Facebook and Maryland's school systems will pilot an initiative next year that should help make it easier to have offensive or hurtful language on the social media site taken down.

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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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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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New York law allows schools to discipline cyberbullies

Under new state legislation, administrators will have the authority to follow through with discipline for harassment or intimidation that can interfere with a child’s education.

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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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Montana schools step in after anti-bullying bills fail in legislature

Montana is the only state in the nation without laws against bullying and cyberbullying, according the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. But even with the nationwide push against bullying in recent years, it's not clear whether such laws actually work.

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