Bullying or Cyberbullying

New parental controls are great, but don’t let mom and dad off the hook

April 13, 2017

I love that busy parents can access tools to help them carry out their responsibility to control when and how long their kids can use devices, and make sure they’re using them appropriately. But I hate that, over the years, some companies that market these tools use fear tactics to sell them to parents. I’m also a bit concerned about over-reliance on technology as a substitute for in-person parenting.

Helping Melania Trump fight cyberbullying

November 10, 2016

Melania Trump (Wikimedia Commons) The voters have spoken and Melania Trump is our next first lady. Typically, I wouldn’t give advice to someone about to occupy the east

What you need to know about Musical.ly

August 13, 2016

By Sameer Hinduja This article first appeared on Cyberbullying.org. Musical.ly, an increasingly popular app with tweens and teens, allows individuals to create and share

Domestic violence group releases Tech Safety app

July 26, 2016

The app, which is available for both iOS and Android is mostly educational, but it does have a telephone icon that brings up to a place where you can find and directly call Help hotlines, victim service providers and attorneys.

Twitter moves to curb abusive comments

July 22, 2016

By Larry Magid This column first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News — the newspaper of Silicon Valley As you may have heard, Twitter recently expelled Breitbart

LGBTQ youth face higher online risks

June 27, 2016

By Tyler Snell The Internet has proven to be a revolutionary tool that has changed the world – and like many such innovations before it, it’s mostly a blessing, but a little bit of a curse.
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