ConnectSafely releases A Parents’ Guide to Cyberbullying

Free 8-page guide offers families context and concrete advice on what to do about cyberbullying

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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 that my child will be cyberbullied?
  • How do I know if my child is being cyberbullied?
  • What’s the best way to keep cyberbullying out of my child’s life?
  • What do I do if my child is cyberbullied?

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Written by ConnectSafely.org co-directors Anne Collier and Larry Magid, A Parents’ Guide to Cyberbullying provides perspective – the facts about bullying and cyberbullying – and down-to-earth help for young people as well as parents who have to deal with it.

“This easy-to-read guide cuts through the hype and provides balanced information and realistic guidance for how to deal with online bullying,” said bullying-prevention expert Mia Doces of Seattle-based nonprofit organization Committee for Children. “Its practical tips for parents and teens go beyond the obvious and encourage adults and teens to slow down and use their social and emotional skills to carefully assess their options.”

A Parent’s Guide to Cyberbullying is a valuable resource that will help parents and guardians understand kids’ digital lives,” said Patricia Agatston, PhD, risk-prevention educator and co-author, Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age.

“We feel it’s timely, during National Bullying Prevention Month, to release this guide,” said ConnectSafely co-director Anne Collier. “Parents deserve some context for all they hear in the news, and we worked hard to bring them clear guidance based on the best, most current research available.” The guide, which joins ConnectSafely’s parents’ guides to cybersecurity, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and Google+, is available at ConnectSafely.org/guides.

About ConnectSafely

ConnectSafely is a non-profit organization offering research-based resources about online well-being and digital literacy for parents, teens, educators, advocates and policymakers. Find us at ConnectSafely.orgTwitter.com/ConnectSafely and Facebook.com/ConnectSafely.

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