Livestreaming: 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]). Online videos are where it’s at these days. But dated, archived videos sometimes aren’t as desirable or compelling as live videos – depending on the content you want to show.…

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…

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…

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 illegal if you are underage,…

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…

What To Do When Your Child Cyberbullies Others: 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 mistreating others online can be frustrating. Here’s how to respond: 1. ACKNOWLEDGE THE ISSUE. As a parent, accept the reality that your child could…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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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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…

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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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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…

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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