‘How to bully-proof yourself on Facebook’

Here are some great social-networking-specific tips from Facebook’s director of public policy, Europe. There’s just one key point missing, I think, because of the 2007 finding that “youth who engage in online aggressive behavior by making rude or nasty comments or frequently embarrassing others are more than twice as likely to report online interpersonal victimization” (see “Digital risk, digital citizenship” and Archives of Pediatrics). That essential tip is: “Be nice.” Kindness is contagious too (check out the last three anti-cyberbullying tips at ConnectSafely.org). [See also “A different sort of back-to-school tip: Kindness.”]

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