Cultivating Youth Resilience to Prevent Bullying and Cyberbullying Victimization

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin In an effort to better prevent and respond to bullying and cyberbullying, schools are recognizing a need to focus on positive youth development. One often-neglected developmental construct in this rubric is resilience, which can help students successfully respond to the variety of challenges they face. Enhancing this internal…

Digital Citizenship Activities for Educators

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin This document discusses ten ideas for classroom activities that educators can utilize to teach digital citizenship to their students. Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J.W. (2015). Digital Citizenship Activities: Ten Ideas to Encourage Appropriate Technology Use Among Students. Cyberbullying Research Center. Retrieved , from http://cyberbullying.org/Digital-Citizenship-Activities-Educators.pdf Keywords: cyberbullying; online safety;…

Words Wound Curriculum Cyberbullying Research Center

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.…

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]). 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…