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Cyberbullying Statistics

The numbers vary a lot. Here are a few credible stats from academic research: The Centers for Disease Control released a study in June 2014 showing that 14.8% of students had been “electronically bullied,” including through e-mail, chat rooms, instant messaging, websites, or texting, during the 12 months before the survey (Table 17 in the PDF) […]

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ConnectSafely.org named US host for Safer Internet Day

Washington, D.C., November 6, 2013–Safer Internet Day, which has been celebrated throughout the world for the last 10 years, is about to get a big boost in the United States. ConnectSafely.org has been appointed by INSAFE and the European Commission as the US host for the annual celebration, which happens on the second Tuesday of each […]

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ConnectSafely organizing workshops for 2013 Internet Governance Forum in Bali

The panels to tackle topics including child protection vs. child rights and empowering global youth Bali, Indonesia,  October 21, 2012 — ConnectSafely.org has organized two workshops at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) taking place in Denpasar, Indonesia (Bali) October 22nd to 25th. The IGF, which is sponsored by the United Nations, is a “multi-stakeholder” event […]

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ConnectSafely releases A Parents’ Guide to Cyberbullying

Free 8-page guide offers families context and concrete advice on what to do about cyberbullying Palo Alto, CA, October 15, 2013 – ConnectSafely.org, a leading Internet safety nonprofit organization, today announced the publication of A Parents’ Guide to Cyberbullying, answering the Top 5 questions parents have about bullying in digital spaces: What is cyberbullying, anyway? How likely is it […]

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ConnectSafely Releases ‘A Parents’ Guide to Cybersecurity’

Guide provides families with the best ways to keep everybody’s devices and the home network secure Palo Alto, CA, October 1, 2013 – ConnectSafely.org, a leading Internet safety nonprofit organization, today announced the publication of A Parents’ Guide to Cybersecurity, answering the Top 5 questions parents have about keeping computers, phones and family networks safe and secure: What are […]

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ConnectSafely Announces Partnership with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign

(Palo Alto, CA – August 13, 2013) ConnectSafely.org announced today that it has joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign’s National Network, forming a partnership that will promote cybersecurity awareness to parents, teens, educators, advocates, and policy makers nationwide. The Campaign will help provide ConnectSafely with tools and resources to raise awareness […]

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Recomendaciones Contra el Ciberbullying*

* El uso de los medios telemáticos-Internet, telefonía móvil y videojuegos en línea para ejercer el acoso psicológico entre iguales No respondas. Si alguien te acosa, recuerda que tu reacción es exactamente lo que la persona acosadora (bully) quiere.  Eso le da a él o a ella poder sobre ti. ¿Y quién quiere dar poder […]

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ConnectSafely Releases Parents’ Guides to Instagram and Snapchat

Guides demystify popular photo-sharing apps and walk kids and parents through safety and privacy features Palo Alto, CA, May 21, 2013 – ConnectSafely.org, a leading Internet safety nonprofit, today announced the publication of two new and timely parents’ guides to Instagram and Snapchat, answering the Top 5 questions parents have about these photo-sharing apps so popular […]

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Safety Tips for GPS Location-Sharing

Most “smart phones” and even some regular cellphones allow you to run location-sharing software that uses the phone’s GPS capability to let friends and family know your exact location. There are lots of great uses for this technology: It can be an easy way to find your friends and be found by them; it can […]

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US getting started with the very global Safer Internet Day

Although still not widely recognized in the US, Safer Internet Day is nevertheless “official” now, with participation from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Education (DOE). Though marked by Net users in schools, nonprofit organizations and governments in a growing number of countries since 2004, it was recognized by the US government […]

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