Standing up to Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Teens

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin (For a formatted .pdf version of this article for distribution, click on the image above [or click here]). Don’t be a bystander—stand up to cyberbullying when you see it. Take action to stop something that you know is wrong. These Top Ten Tips will give you specific ideas…

Teen Sexting: A Brief Guide for Educators and Parents

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin This research summary reviews what is currently known about teen sexting. Research from across the United States is discussed, along with practical solutions for parents, educators, and other adults to prevent and respond to teen sexting. Citation information: Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2018). Sexting – A…

Responding to Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Educators

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin (For a formatted .pdf version of this article for distribution, click on the image above [or click here]). Educators need to respond to all incidents of cyberbullying. Here are some things you can do: 1. THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATE all incidents so that you can direct resources and, if necessary,…

Preventing Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Educators

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin (For a formatted .pdf version of this article for distribution, click on the image above [or click here]). There are a number of steps educators can take to prevent cyberbullying. Here are a few examples: 1. FORMALLY ASSESS the extent of the problem within your school district by…

Responding to Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Teens

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin (For a formatted .pdf version of this article for distribution, click on the image above [or click here]). Here are a few ideas for what to do when you are being cyberbullied: 1. TALK ABOUT IT. Tell someone if you’re the target of cyberbullying. Whether it’s your parents,…

Preventing Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Teens

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin (For a formatted .pdf version of this article for distribution, click on the image above [or click here]). There are a number of steps teens can take to prevent cyberbullying. Here are a few examples: 1. EDUCATE YOURSELF. To prevent cyberbullying from occurring you must understand exactly what…

Password Safety: Top Ten Tips for Teens

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin (For a formatted .pdf version of this article for distribution, click on the image above [or click here]). 1. PROTECT THEM. Never, ever give your password (on Instagram, Snapchat, Xbox Live, Fortnite, email, or any similar service) or cell phone unlock code to anyone—even a friend. Friendships sometimes…

Ten Ideas for Youth to Educate their Community about Cyberbullying

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin (For a formatted .pdf version of this article for distribution, click on the image above [or click here]). You can be the solution to the cyberbullying problem. Here are a few ideas to get you started: 1. RESEARCH THE PROBLEM. Spend time online to obtain a solid understanding…

What To Do When Your Child is Cyberbullied: Top Ten Tips for Parents

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin (For a formatted .pdf version of this article for distribution, click on the image above [or click here]). Finding out that your child is being cyberbullied is painful. Here’s what to do: 1. MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD IS (AND FEELS) SAFE. The safety and well-being of your child…

Smart Social Networking: Fifteen Tips for Teens

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin (For a formatted .pdf version of this article for distribution, click on the image above [or click here]). Don’t let your social media use negatively affect your life. Follow these simple strategies and avoid problems later! 1. DON’T POST OR SEND ANYTHING YOU WOULD BE EMBARRASSED FOR CERTAIN…

Preventing Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Adults Who Are Being Harassed Online

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin (For a formatted .pdf version of this article for distribution, click on the image above [or click here]). Here are a few ideas on how to prevent adult online harassment: 1. STAY UP TO DATE WITH PRIVACY SETTINGS, Social media sites and programs are modifying and updating their…

Cyberbullying Warning Signs

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin Cyberbullying impacts at least one out of every five middle and high school students. Many of those who experience it don’t tell anyone. If a child displays any of these signs, he or she might be involved. However, not all youth who are cyberbullied or who cyberbully others…

Questions Parents Should Ask Their Children About Technology

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin It is important to talk with youth about what they are doing and seeing online. Most of the time, they are using technology safely and responsibly, but sometimes they run into trouble. As a parent, you want to establish an open line of communication so that they are…

Cell Phone Safety: Top Ten Tips for Teens

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin (For a formatted .pdf version of this article for distribution, click on the image above [or click here]). Cell phones are wonderful tools that enable us to do amazing things every day. Here’s how to make sure yours doesn’t lead to major life problems. 1. Keep your cell…

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Cyberbullying Fact Sheet: Identification, Prevention, and Response

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin This cyberbullying guide is a nine-page summary – filled with as much useful information as possible – to equip educators, parents, and other youth-serving adults to spot cyberbullying, respond to it appropriately and meaningfully, and to prevent its future occurrence among those they care for. If you only…

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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Words Wound Curriculum

By Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja Cyberbullying happens every day. Harsh words and damaging photos exchanged through texts, email, or social media can result in humiliation, broken friendships, punishment at school, and even legal prosecution. In some cases, online harassment has contributed to teen suicide and a number of other behavioral and emotional problems.…

Cyberbullying legislation and case law: Implications for school policy and practice

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin This Fact Sheet provides a summary of important court cases and pending legislation that can help school districts evaluate and improve their current cyberbullying policies. Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J.W. (2015). Cyberbullying legislation and case law: Implications for school policy and practice. Cyberbullying Research Center. Retrieved [insert date], from…

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Cyberbullying Activity: Research

By Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja Use this Cyberbullying Research activity to help your students better understand the nature and extent of cyberbullying behaviors. Patchin, J. W. & Hinduja, S. (2014). A Leader’s Guide to Words Wound. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing. Download PDF You can also download the complete (and free!) Leader’s Guide…

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Cyberbullying Activity: Laws

By Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja Use this activity to help your students learn about laws related to bullying and cyberbullying. Patchin, J. W. & Hinduja, S. (2014). A Leader’s Guide to Words Wound. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing. Download PDF You can also download the complete (and free!) Leader’s Guide to Words Wound…

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Cyberbullying Activity: Crossword Puzzle

By Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja Use this Crossword Puzzle activity to introduce students to important concepts related to cyberbullying and Internet safety. Patchin, J. W. & Hinduja, S. (2014). A Leader’s Guide to Words Wound. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing. Download PDF You can also download the complete (and free!) Leader’s Guide to…

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Cyberbullying Activity: Word Find

By Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja Use this Word Find activity to introduce students to important concepts related to cyberbullying and Internet safety. Patchin, J. W. & Hinduja, S. (2014). A Leader’s Guide to Words Wound. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing. Download PDF You can also download the complete (and free!) Leader’s Guide to…

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Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard Staff Development Questions

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin These questions can be used to guide educators through the second edition of our book “Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying.” From: Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2015). Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying (2nd Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications…