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

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]). 1. Stay up to date with privacy settings Social networking sites and programs are modifying and updating their privacy settings frequently. Make sure that you’re familiar with the new profile…

Questions Parents Should Ask Their Children About Technology Cyberbullying Research Center

Questions Parents Should Ask Their Children About Technology

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin Provides parents with some sample questions that they should ask their children about how they are interacting online. Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2013). Cyberbullying Scripts for Parents to Promote Dialog and Discussion. Cyberbullying Research Center. Download PDF

Cyberbullying Word Trace Cyberbullying Research Center

Cyberbullying Word Trace

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin An activity distributed to youth to promote discussion about cyberbullying. Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J.W. (2013). Cyberbullying word trace: Talking to youth about Internet harassment. Cyberbullying Research Center. Download PDF

Cyberbullying Word Find: Talking to Youth about Internet Harassment Cyberbullying Research Center

Cyberbullying Word Find: Talking to Youth about Internet Harassment

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin A word search to be distributed to youth to promote discussion about cyberbullying and Internet safety. Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. (2013). Cyberbullying word find: Talking to youth about Internet harassment. Cyberbullying Research Center. Download PDF

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]). 1. Research the problem.  Spend time online to obtain a solid understanding of what cyberbullying is.  Make notes on what you learn, and think about other related aspects, such as…

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 Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Skype, email, or any similar service) or cell phone unlock code to anyone—even a friend. Friendships sometimes don’t…

Cyberbullying Scripts for Parents to Promote Dialog and Discussion Cyberbullying Research Center

Cyberbullying Scripts for Parents to Promote Dialog and Discussion

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin Provides parent/teenager “scripts” to promote dialogue and discussion about cyberbullying Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2013). Cyberbullying Scripts for Parents to Promote Dialog and Discussion. Cyberbullying Research Center. Download PDF

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]). 1. Talk about it. Tell someone if you’re the target of cyberbullying. Whether it’s your parents, a teacher, or another trusted adult, or even your best friend, never keep the…

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]). 1. Educate yourself. To prevent cyberbullying from occurring you must understand exactly what it is. Research what constitutes cyberbullying, as well as how and where it is most likely to…

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A Student’s Guide to Personal Publishing

By Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja 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…

Parent's Response to Cyberbullying: What to do when your Child is the Bully Cyberbullying Research Center

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…

Cyberbullying Trustee Poster Cyberbullying Research Center

Cyberbullying Trustee Poster

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin 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.…

Cell Phone Use Contract Cyberbullying Research Center

Cell Phone Use Contract

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin 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.…

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Family Internet Use Contract

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin 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…

Cyberbullying Fact Sheet: Viewing Email Header Information Cyberbullying Research Center

Cyberbullying Fact Sheet: Viewing Email Header Information

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin 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],…

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

Cyberbullying and Schools: Edweek Live Chat (Archive) Cyberbullying Research Center

Cyberbullying and Schools: Edweek Live Chat (Archive)

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin At its best, the Internet helps students find information and stay in touch with friends through everything from text-messages and blogs to social-networking and other video- and photo-sharing Web sites. But the Internet can also enable students to aggressively target and harm their peers. This chat will inform…