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Advice to Teen Girls about Bullying and Drama

I was recently asked to write a guest blog directed towards teen girls and related to issues of harassment and bullying online and offline…and so I wanted to share it with our readers.  It has a very conversational tone, and reflects what I want to convey to this population as they navigate the difficult waters […]

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Help With Fake Facebook Profile Pages

Imagine you receive an email from a friend that includes a link to a Facebook profile. You click on the link and see your name and picture on the profile. But you didn’t create it. And some of the information included isn’t exactly flattering. In fact, it’s embarrassing, and malicious, and ruining your reputation. Now […]

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A Potential Response to Cyberbullying: Talking to the Parents of the Bully

Justin W. Patchin I received an email from an educator who attended a recent presentation.  She asked if it is advisable for the parents of cyberbullying victims to contact the parents of the cyberbullies to try to resolve the situation.  This can be a very tricky proposition.  In theory, this seems like a very good […]

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Advice for Adult Victims of Cyberbullying

We get a lot of emails, phone calls, and comments on this blog from adults who are being bullied though technology.  They stress to us that cyberbullying is not just an adolescent problem.  Believe me, we know.  We receive more inquiries from adults than teens.  We know that cyberbullying negatively affects adults too.  It’s just […]

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A Student’s Guide to Personal Publishing

This handout discusses issues that students should consider when creating offline or online content and then publishing it for others to see. It also provides guidelines that can inform how best to make and share ideas, opinions, and multi-media in a way that does not lead to negative repercussions. Patchin, J. W. & Hinduja, S. […]

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Parent’s Response to Cyberbullying: What to do when your Child is the Bully

Justin W. Patchin What should you do if your child bullies others online? Elizabeth Englander, our colleague at the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, provided an excellent response to this question in her answer to a parent who commented on the recent New York Times article. First of all, parents need to approach this problem like […]

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Cyberbullying Trustee Poster

Post this prominently on your office or classroom door to let your students know that they can trust you. You will listen to their concerns about cyberbullying and take them seriously. You will do something about the problem and get it resolved. Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2009). Cyberbullying trustee poster. Bullying beyond the […]

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Cell Phone Use Contract

This is a formal agreement to be signed by both parents and children to help facilitate an open line of communication regarding the appropriate use of cell phones. Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2009). Cell Phone Use Contract. Bullying beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Retrieved [insert […]

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Family Internet Use Contract

This is a formal agreement to be signed by both parents and children to help facilitate an open line of communication regarding the appropriate use of the Internet. Feel free to customize for your own needs. Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2009). Internet Use Contract. Bullying beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying. […]

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Cyberbullying Fact Sheet: Viewing Email Header Information

This Fact Sheet specifies how individuals who receive malicious emails can view the email header information to discern the Internet Service Provider to contact and alert of the situation. Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. (2009). Cyberbullying fact sheet: Viewing email header information. Cyberbullying Research Center. Retrieved [insert date], from https://cyberbullying.org/viewing_cyberbullying_email_headers.pdf Download PDF

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