February 26, 2014 at 12:14 PM
Kids around the world are touched by cyberbullying every single day. Whether they are the victims, the witnesses or the bullies themselves, children are constantly coming face to face with this epidemic. As school districts, lawmakers, and parents continue to search for ways to combat this increasingly dangerous issue, mobile developers have also decided to join the fight against cyberbullying.
According to Gamesbeat, the game developer, Pixelberry Studios, has added an episode to its High School Story game that centers around cyberbullying. Oliver Miao, the Chief Executive Officer of Pixelberry, explained that the studio created “Hope's Story,” to supply guidance to teens on the issue of cyberbullying, and to introduce them to tools, such as Cybersmile, which is a resource that helps victims of bullying.
February 22, 2014 at 3:05 PM
In today’s digital world, you want to feel confident your children are still getting a well rounded experience and if you dare say so, a global education or base of understanding. Here are some apps that will foster your child's creativity and make digital parenting easier.
February 21, 2014 at 12:57 PM
What is the appropriate course of action for schools and cyberbullying? There may not be a right answer, but here is one administrators opinion. This article was originally posted on BlogHer.
If your child is getting cyberbullied, what can you do to help? Would you call on your child’s school to unravel the complicated drama that inevitably ensues with a bullying incident? Is school the best authority over these matters?
February 19, 2014 at 5:09 PM
February 14, 2014 at 1:44 PM
According to the Cyberbullying Research Center:
“about one out of every four teens has experienced cyberbullying, and about one out of every six teens has done it to others.”
The Center has also found that victims of cyberbullying are nearly twice as likely to attempt suicide than youth who have not experienced cyberbullying.
The overwhelmingly widespread nature of online bullying, its potentially fatal consequences and the lack of control held by adults to stop this behaviour has made this an extremely difficult problem to solve. However, 13 year old Indian American teen Viraj Puri may have found the solution for this complex issue.
February 13, 2014 at 1:11 PM
There is a new app on the block for Android and Smartphone users. The app, Yik Yak, allows users to post anonymous comments and thoughts. The app also takes into account the geographical location of the phone, using the location services of iPhone and Android phones to feed users comments that have been posted close by. The purpose of the app is to start anonymous conversation, but in the age of digital parenting it can be seen as far more sinister.
February 9, 2014 at 12:20 PM
“If what was going on online was happening in the real world, there would be people marching. There would be social change.” - Mary Kay Hoal, Submit The Documentary
Submit The Documentary is an honest and heartbreaking film that focuses on the raw reality of cyberbullying and the effects it has on America's youth. After watching a news story that reported on the suicide of an 11-year-old boy, director Les Ottolenghi saw the need to encourage parents and their children to stand tall and fight against this epidemic of online bullying.
Production on the film began in 2011 and focused on gathering the perspectives of experts, school administrators, children of various ages, and parents of the victims whose lives were cut short. Each interview supplies the documentary's audience with substantial insight on the truths that surround society's efforts to fight cyberbullying.
February 4, 2014 at 2:16 PM
Check out the inspiring article below, originally published on Yahoo!, about one woman who is turning cyberbullying on its head. And make sure to follow this link to see the awesome video!
February 3, 2014 at 11:43 AM
There comes a time in every parent's life, when he or she realizes they start sounding like an old person. It's a sobering moment. One when you hear yourself talking about "back in my day" or "when I was your age" and you begin the long and arduous path of beating a dead horse with tidbits of what made your generation better than your children's.
February 2, 2014 at 2:14 PM
Laura sat at her laptop still steaming mad from the incident that had happened earlier with Michelle. "I'll show her!" she thought. Just then, Laura had an idea... "I can set up a bogus email account and create a fake Facebook page. I'll put Michelle in her place without her even knowing who did it." After a setting up her new identity, Laura became "Julie". Pleased with herself Julie launched a full blown cyber attack on her once friend Michelle. "See if she ever messes with me again", Julie laughed. On the other end of the computer, Michelle sat with her mouth gaping open. She couldn't believe what she was reading. "Who's Julie?" she thought. "What did I do to her?" Michelle's heart was beating fast and tears began to stream down her face.