Sexting: Advice for Teens

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin (For a formatted .pdf version of this article for distribution, click here]). Sharing pictures with romantic partners is a natural part of any relationship. It’s important , however, that you are doing so safely, responsibly, and appropriately. Exchanging explicit (nude) images is not only uncool, it’s illegal. It…

Cyberbullying Warning Signs

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin To be sure, it is often difficult to determine whether behavioral or attitudinal changes in youth are signals of distress or simply the usual “adolescent angst” commonly associated with this difficult transitional period in their lives. Nevertheless, it is important for educators, parents, and other adults to learn…

tech use contract

Technology Use Contract

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin Use this Technology Use Contract to establish an open line of communication regarding the child and parent expectations when it comes to using technology. From: Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2015). Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying (2nd Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications…

Responding to Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Parents Cyberbullying Research Center

Responding to Cyberbullying: 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]). 1. Make sure your child is (and feels) safe. The safety and well-being of your child should always be the foremost priority. Convey unconditional support. Parents must demonstrate to their…

Preventing Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Parents Cyberbullying Research Center

Preventing Cyberbullying: 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]). 1. Establish that all rules for interacting with people in real life also apply for interacting online or through cell phones. Convey that cyberbullying inflicts harm and causes pain in…

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.

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