Parental Monitoring Apps and Cyberbullying - Our Review and Recommendations Cyberbullying Research Center image 1

Parental Monitoring Apps and Cyberbullying – Our Review and Recommendations

Whenever Justin or I present to adult audiences, we are often asked to suggest parental monitoring software that moms and dads can install on their child’s devices to provide some sort of monitoring functionality. Some are interested in quickly being “in the know” if their son or daughter is being cyberbullied, so that they can…

More Insight about the School's Ability to Respond to Off-campus Threatening Speech Cyberbullying Research Center

More Insight about the School’s Ability to Respond to Off-campus Threatening Speech

Schools across the United States continue to grapple with the question of when they can intervene in off-campus incidents that impact the school environment. A case recently decided by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals examined this issue once again. In January of 2011, Taylor Bell, an Itawamba Agricultural High School (Mississippi) senior, posted a…

The Secret to Safety on Anonymous Apps Cyberbullying Research Center

The Secret to Safety on Anonymous Apps

Despite the recent flurry of increased media attention, anonymous online environments and mobile applications have been around for many years. The social media site Formspring.me arguably introduced the world to the potential consequences of anonymous communications when it launched in 2009. Long before that, though, users routinely created fictitious MySpace profiles or pseudonymous online blogs.…