Bullying or Cyberbullying

Fighting back against online harassment and cyberbullying

February 11, 2016

By Larry Magid A whopping 65 percent of Internet users between the ages of 18 and 29 were the target of abuse. Among young adult women, 26 percent of those who were harassed online were stalked while 25 percent were the target of online sexual harassment.

Safer Internet Day has lessons for us all

February 3, 2016

For the past 13 years, countries across Europe have celebrated Safer Internet Day on the second Tuesday of February. And, since 2014, the event has also been celebrated in

How educators can talk with students about media literacy

November 2, 2015

By Kerry Gallagher Just over a decade ago a common understanding of the word “literacy” included only the abilities to read and write text. Today, literacy encompasses the abilities to interpret and create media that includes text, but also art, audio, video, animation, and the rest of the infinite possibilities available in a digital age.

Cyberbullying: Not just for kids

October 28, 2015

By Sue Scheff No one is immune to online harassment. From high-profile celebrities to politicians of all ideologies and from all-star athletes to ordinary parents, everyone is vulnerable when it comes to cyberwarfare.

“3 Rs” of Internet safety: Rights, responsibilities and risk management

October 22, 2015

By Larry Magid My goal was to demystify some of the tired old Internet safety myths and help students understand how to distinguish what are more and less likely risks and manage the risks that do exist. The lecture was also designed to emphasize students rights as well as responsibilities and to explore the importance of media literacy.
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