2020 Tween Data

In recent years, cyberbullying has become an all-too familiar social problem that many families, communities, schools, and other youth-serving organizations have had to face head-on. Defined as “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices,” cyberbullying often appears as hurtful social media posts, mean statements made while…

tech use contract

Technology Use Contract

Spanish Translation Available Here 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 (978-1483349930). Download PDF

Catfishing as a Form of Cyberbullying Cyberbullying Research Center

Catfishing as a Form of Cyberbullying

“Catfishing,” at least in the online world, refers to the practice of setting up a fictitious online profile, most often for the purpose of luring another into a fraudulent romantic relationship.  The Urban Dictionary defines a “catfish” as: “someone who pretends to be someone they’re not using Facebook or other social media to create false…