Cyberbullying Fact Sheet: How to Preserve Cyberbullying Evidence Through Screenshots Cyberbullying Research Center

Cyberbullying Fact Sheet: How to Preserve Cyberbullying Evidence Through Screenshots

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin This Fact Sheet provides instructions on how to create an image of the contents of your computer desktop so that evidence of Internet harassment can be saved and used to support a case. Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. (2009). Cyberbullying fact sheet: How to preserve cyberbullying evidence through…

Cyberbullying Fact Sheet: Common Chat Room and Text Messaging Abbreviations Cyberbullying Research Center

Cyberbullying Fact Sheet: Common Chat Room and Text Messaging Abbreviations

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin This Fact Sheet defines and explains the multiple acronyms and shortcuts used by teens during computer-mediated communication such as texting, instant messaging, and chatting. Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. (2014). Cyberbullying Fact Sheet: Common Chat Room and Text Messaging Abbreviations. Cyberbullying Research Center. Retrieved [insert date], from https://cyberbullying.org/cyberbullying_chat_abbreviations.pdf…

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Safe and Responsible Social Networking: Strategies for Keeping Yourself Safe Online

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin This handout provides commonsense strategies for encouraging and enabling youth to think about important issues when posting content on social networking sites. Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2009). Safe and Responsible Social Networking: Strategies for Keeping Yourself Safe Online. Cyberbullying Research Center. Download PDF

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Cyberbullying on Facebook

A teenager from New York has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, four high-school classmates who used the site to harass her, and their parents.  Specifically, two boys and two girls created a Facebook group called password-protected “90 Cents Short Of A Dollar,” in order to “hold [her] up to public hatred, ridicule and disgrace.”  Content…

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Cyberbullying and Online Harassment: Reconceptualizing the Victimization of Adolescent Girls

By Amanda Burgess-Proctor, Justin W. Patchin, and Sameer Hinduja Growing public awareness of electronic bullying and harassment among adolescents suggests the need to empirically investigate this increasingly common and problematic behavior. Although studies of cyberbullying and online harassment among young people are nascent, preliminary findings suggest that victimization can undermine the freedom of youth to…

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Anti-cyberbullying curriculum for schools

Our colleague Mike Donlin, over at the Seattle Public Schools District, recently headed up a comprehensive project to create an initial set of Internet safety curriculum materials focusing specifically on cyberbullying.  His state of Washington has been very progressive in creating and promoting anti-cyberbullying legislation (see RCW 28A.300.285 for more information), and has realized that…

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Anger in Cyberspace

I found this new CNN article on anger online really interesting.  In our new book, we talk about two theoretical concepts which are highly relevant: disinhibition and deindividuation.  To be disinhibited is to be freed from restraints on your behavior.  In some venues, disinhibition can be a positive thing. For example, someone who tends to…