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Gay & lesbian youth likely victims of cyberbullying

 Gay & Lesbian youth are more likely to be regular victims of cyberbullying says a new study from Iowa State University

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When schools can discipline off-campus behaviour

Schools sometimes do have jurisdiction, even if something happens off-campus

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Study identifies strategies for dealing with bullying

There is some optimistic news and proven strategies to deal with youth bullying

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Chatroulette aims webcam where kids ought not go

by Larry Magid Make sure there are no kids in the room if you plan on trying out the Chatroulette video chat service. While I was able to have a couple of very nice conversations with fully clothed polite individuals, I saw some things I would rather have avoided as I tested this relatively new […]

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Google Buzz raises privacy & safety concerns

 Google Buzz has some great social networking features but if not used correctly, it could jeopardize privacy and even safety

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Kids spend 7.5 hours per day on ‘entertainment media’

Kaiser Family Foundation study has some disturbing findings, but it’s important to put the study into a broader context

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A watershed moment for Internet safety

By Larry Magid The entire ConnectSafely staff (all 3 of us) spent a couple of days in Washington, D.C. this month attending a gathering that turned out to be a watershed moment in the 16-year history of online safety education. The third annual conference of the Family Online Safety Institute brought together about 400 Internet […]

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Teen Sexting: troubling but don’t overreact

By Larry Magid Legal consequences aside, “sexting” is a dumb thing to do, especially for kids. Sexting is when you take a picture of yourself, typically from a cell phone, and send it to someone else. Even if you are comfortable with the person receiving the image, you never know for sure where else it […]

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