Cyberbullying Resources (page 2)
Cyber bullying is the use of technology—email, instant messaging, text messaging, personal Web pages such as Myspace or Facebook—to bully, intimidate and harass a person or group of people. The following resources contain sections for parents and educators, and more resources can be found through a Web search.
The National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center has a list of web sites, fact sheet and articles on bullying prevention in schools. http://www.safeyouth.org/scripts/topics/bullying.asp
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has two resources on cyber bullying and internet safety for children and youth. Netsmartz: Keeping Kids and Teens Safer on the Internet http://www.netsmartz.org/netteens.htm The Teen site. http://www.netsmartz.org/resources/reallife.htm The Kids site. (Also a good example of using games for learning.) Don’t Believe the Type: an internet prevention website for teens on identifying sexual exploitation online. http://tcs.cybertipline.com/knowthedangers.htm
The "Stop Bullying Now!" campaign was developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The website has both children’s and adults’ sections, and resources for educators, health and safety professionals, parents, children, and the general public. This is the link to the sites homepage, Stop Bullying Now. There are sections in English and Spanish. http://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/adult/indexAdult.asp?Area=cyberbullying This is the link to their cyber bullying page.
Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use has an article that explores how ordinary social controls for behavior can be ignored when youth use cyber technology. http://cyberbully.org/docs/disinhibition.pdf I Can’t See You – You Can’t See Me: How the use of information and communication technologies can impact responsible behavior, Nancy Williard, MS, JP, 2004
The Microsoft site Security at Home: Internet Safety On-line has safety tips listed by age, topics ranging from on-line slag to internet addiction, and links to other resources. http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/children/default.mspx Quest provides www.IncredibleInternet.com as a resource to help families safely explore the Internet.
A Parents' Guide to Cyber bullying and Cyber threats http://cyberbully.org/docs/cbctparents.pdf An Educators' Guide To Cyber bullying and Cyber threats http://cyberbully.org/docs/cbcteducator.pdf Federal Bureau of Investigation resources: http://www.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguide.htm FBI - Parent's Guide to Internet Safety, www.fbisos.org Safe on Line Surfing, and www.cybertipline.com, the site for reporting unusual email or internet communication.
GetNetWise.org GetNetWise is a public service developed by a wide range of Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations.
i-SAFE - Internet Safety Education. i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation for internet safety education.
NetSafeKids.org NetSafeKids: A Resource for Concerned Parents provides practical information and tips on types and sources of sexually explicit content, ways that inappropriate material can reach children and teens, the threat of cyber stalking, the pros and cons of filtering and monitoring tools, and other issues involving Internet safety.
StaySafeOnline.org The National Cyber Security Alliance provides tools and resources to empower home users, small businesses, and schools, colleges, and universities to stay safe online.
WiredSafety.org and WiredKids.org WiredSafety provides help, information and education to Internet and mobile device users of all ages handling cases of cyber abuse ranging from identity and credential theft, online fraud and cyber stalking, to hacking and malicious code attacks. We are a cyber-neighborhood watch and operate worldwide in cyberspace through our more than 9,000 volunteers worldwide. (WiredSafety is run entirely by volunteers.)
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