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New York’s Definitive Cyberbullying Census
Thursday June 14 2012, 8:20 AM
CYBERBULLYING: A Report on Bullying in a Digital Age
Tuesday December 27 2011, 2:28 PM
NY Senate Independent Democratic Conference Sept. 2011 report.
Student Reports of Bullying and Cyber-Bullying: Results From the 2009 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey
Monday September 05 2011, 1:33 PM
In school year 2008–09, some 7,066,000 U.S. students ages 12 through 18, or 28.0 percent of all such students, reported they were bullied at school, and about 1,521,000, or 6.0 percent, reported they were cyber-bullied anywhere (i.e., on or off school property). eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. Furthermore, the tables use the SCS data to show the relationship between bullying and cyber-bullying victimization and other variables of interest, such as the reported presence of
State Cyberbullying Laws
Wednesday February 09 2011, 9:15 AM
A Brief Review of State Cyberbullying Laws and Policies - Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D. and Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D.; Cyberbullying Research Center
Legal Guide for Bloggers - Electronic Frontier Foundation - EFF
Saturday February 14 2009, 1:51 AM
EFF- [Like all journalists and publishers, bloggers sometimes publish information that other people don't want published. You might, for example, publish something that someone considers defamatory, republish an AP news story that's under copyright, or write a lengthy piece detailing the alleged crimes of a candidate for public office. The difference between you and the reporter at your local newspaper is that in many cases, you may not have the benefit of training or resources to help you determine whether what you're doing is legal. And on top of that, sometimes knowing the law doesn't help - in many cases it was written for traditional journalists, and the courts haven't yet decided how it applies to bloggers.]
Wired Safety's Cyberbullying Video part 1 and 2
Thursday January 29 2009, 11:10 AM
Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies
Tuesday January 27 2009, 5:45 PM
The Internet Safety Technical Task Force was created in February 2008 in accordance with the Joint Statement on Key Principles of Social Networking Safety announced in January 2008 by the Attorneys General Multi-State Working Group on Social Networking and MySpace. The scope of the Task Force's inquiry was to consider those technologies that industry and end users - including parents - can use to help keep minors safer on the Internet.
Bullies Worse than Predators On Social Networks
Sunday January 18 2009, 7:26 PM
Wired -- Kim Zetter - [encounters online often engage in risky behaviors or come from environments that make them more susceptible to risks, such as environments where there is little adult supervision or where there is drug abuse or physical and mental abuse. "Those who are most at risk often engage in risky behaviors and have difficulties in other parts of their lives. The psychosocial makeup of and family dynamics surrounding particular minors are better predictors of risk than the use of specific media or technologies," the report says. The report also says that although cyberbullying is a greater problem than predators, there is no evidence that bullying has increased because of social networking sites and that bullying still occurs more often offline than online, although social networking sites have created another avenue for expressing it. The report, titled "Enhancing Child Safety & Online Technologies," was commissioned by the National Association of Attorneys General, which is trying to determine the best way to combat cyberthreats against minors. It was produced by a task force headed by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and is based on reviews of existing research in the area, of which the task force says there's a paucity, as well as an examination of existing tools that offer online safety features.]
State is on guard to keep schools safe
Wednesday August 01 2007, 8:52 AM
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle guest essayist Alan Ray, director of communications and policy development, New York State Education Department opines, "During the past year, we have: *Provided help to Rochester's and other schools to create safer, more supportive learning environments and prevent bullying. *Held focus groups with parents, students, teachers and administrators to get more ideas on how to make schools safer. *Given uniform training to school personnel statewide on accurate reporting. *Made site visits to nearly 100 schools statewide to determine the accuracy of their data. *Provided detailed guidelines on the Internet so school officials can refer to them easily as needed. We are constantly adding to a question-and-answer document on the Web site as people seek additional guidance. *Developed a fully automated incident reporting system so schools can submit data electronically. This system has controls to help schools check the accuracy of their data and omit inadvertent errors."
School Violence -- What Can Be Done to Make Schools Safer?
Tuesday February 20 2007, 9:55 AM
Date of Debate: 1/22/2007. Justice Talking debate, " The school shooting in an Amish community near Lancaster, Pennsylvania points out that school violence can occur anywhere in the nation, from inner city neighborhoods to suburban or rural schools. But will lock-downs, random searches and metal detectors make students safer? And do programs to reduce bullying really work? "
Tuesday December 12 2006, 5:11 AM
NY Post Op-Ed contributor Peter Murphy, director of policy for the New York Charter Schools Association writes, "Why is NYSUT so eager to squash the expansion of charters, even to the point of embarrassing itself with this political 'hit' masquerading as a study? Because it can't abide more competition from successful, accountable charter schools that work with less money but are free from union mandates like tenure and dictionary-length labor contracts. Thus the union has used all its political muscle to stack the deck against reform, ever since public charter schools were first proposed in New York in the mid '90s. It's shameful to see this powerful statewide organization denigrate the achievements of so many children, teachers and administrators in New York's charter schools. State legislators, who often portray themselves as standing up for the proverbial 'little guy,' should see NYSUT's bullying tactics for what they are - and do the right thing this week by allowing for more public charter schools."
Buffalo schools lose on insurance
Tuesday October 24 2006, 9:30 AM
Buffalo News reports, "In a decision stating that the Buffalo Public Schools engaged in 'heavy-handed bullying,' an arbitrator Monday ordered the school system to reinstate four health insurance plans for its teachers and to rehire - with back pay and interest - as many as 66 teachers laid off last year in a high-stakes insurance dispute. School officials responded that they will not back down, but instead will appeal the arbitrator's opinion."
New York state and Guardian Angels partner in online safety prgram
Monday October 09 2006, 1:45 PM
AP reports, "Teachers will also be taught to make sure students' work has not been plagiarized and learn how to detect and stop cyber-bullying: attacks on children by other children through e-mail, instant messaging or rumors on Web sites."
Stress, trauma a reality for some kids in school
Sunday October 08 2006, 9:28 AM
Enterprise reports, "School psychologists across the region agree. From day-to-day anxiety over high-stakes testing and problems at home, to tragic deaths from accident or illness, to increased bullying and fights in school yards, to fear of violence erupting in their classroom — students today face a multitude of challenges not often seen by their parents or grandparents."
Cyber Bullying has become a trend that can't be ignored
Wednesday October 04 2006, 6:24 AM
The Press Republican reports, "McBride [educator and expert] asked students what would happen if there were laws preventing youths from purchasing cell phones until they were 17 and requiring parental oversight and approval before sending e-mails. Cyber bullying, she said, is causing adults around the world to consider such laws. 'You are taking this technology stuff to another level, and you understand this technology better than we do. We are not being overprotective; we are trying to get to the level where we can protect you.'"
Program targets bullying via awareness, caring
Tuesday September 19 2006, 12:55 PM
Huron Daily Tribune reports, "LaPine [teacher] said the parochial schools also can bring Bible lessons into the discussions, teaching students what Jesus would do about bullying. 'It's an extra advantage,' LaPine said about teaching from the Bible. To include parents in the program, the bullying prevention coordinating committee is planning a parent kick-off for each school to inform parents about the program and how it will help students."
Data on New Jersey and Pennsylvania school safety lacking
Sunday September 03 2006, 9:03 AM
Philadelphia Inquirer reports, "Many Pennsylvania districts did not report common offenses, such as bullying or fighting. Philadelphia left out thousands of incidents, including those in which no one was caught or the offender was not a student. In New Jersey, one in five districts reported no violence. The state became suspicious when 19 districts, including Camden and Trenton, reported dramatically lower in-school violence. It is conducting an investigation to verify the numbers."
Bullying remains a problem
Monday August 28 2006, 4:19 PM
Seacoastonline reports, "With the start of the school year, many children nationwide will find going to school this fall to be one of the most unpleasant experiences of their young lives -- nearly 30 percent of U.S. schoolchildren will be bullied or bully other children this year."
Online peer bullying
Wednesday August 09 2006, 2:58 PM
USA Today reports, "Allen [National Center for Missing & Exploited Children] advocates a 'three-pronged solution': education, enforcing existing laws and improving tools such as filters."
Pennsylvania anti-bullying policy might be mandatory
Tuesday August 08 2006, 12:03 PM
Times Leader reports, "Though the bill would define student bullying to include written, verbal and electronic intimidation, it would allow districts to develop their own procedures and punishments for student bullies."
Take a Stand! Lend a Hand! Stop Bullying Now!
Saturday July 22 2006, 1:24 PM
Clarkstown schools continue push to shorten DARE
Tuesday July 04 2006, 8:32 AM
The Journal News reports, "The Clarkstown Central School District is pushing ahead with plans to shorten its DARE program to make room for a new anti-bullying program, despite criticism from the Clarkstown Police Department."
'From Teasing to Torment' Documents Student Experiences of Bullying and Harassment in Arizona Schools
Wednesday June 14 2006, 7:22 PM
Inside Education: Bullying's not everything you think
Monday May 15 2006, 7:53 AM
Education commissioner addresses bullying conference
Thursday April 27 2006, 9:51 AM
Bullying is biggest issue in midgrades
Sunday April 16 2006, 7:58 AM
Group tackles sex bullying in schools
Thursday April 06 2006, 8:07 AM
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