Posts tagged "cyberbullying"

The Disturbing Reason Kids Are Playing "13 Reasons Why" On Snapchat

For several weeks, I’ve been planning to write a piece about “13 Reasons Why“, the viral Netflix series that has swept the country’s teens. The riveting series is based on the book 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, and it tells the tragic story of Hannah Baker, a teenage girl who commits suicide and posthumously... Read more »

Out of Bounds, A Play About Teenage Bullying: Free Public Performance in Skokie Tonight

From Out of Bounds: What happens when you can’t protect your own kid from the cruelty of their friends? A National Theatre Project Award Winner, the public performance of Out of Bounds confronts the effects of cyber-bullying from a school parent’s point of view. When Allison and her teenaged daughter, Amy, move back to the town where... Read more »

Family Cell Phone Contract and Technology Use Policy

Family Cell Phone Contract and Technology Use Policy
Our middle school daughter just received her first phone.  I searched across many awesome websites to find a cell-phone contract that I wanted to use.  In the end, I decided to create our own family cell phone and technology use contract, drawing on my own expertise in the area of digital citizenship as well as the... Read more »
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Top Ten Steps You Should Take To Respond To Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is an issue that affects us all: grown men and women, teenagers, tweens, and even children. It can eat up a shocking number of mental and physical hours each day, especially given the amount of time we spend with screens. No one is immune. Whether you are a female gamer, a celebrity, or just... Read more »

Dear Middle-Aged Man Who Stopped To Chat With Me at Comic-Con

Dear Middle-Aged Man Who Stopped To Chat With Me at Comic-Con
Dear Middle-Aged Man Who Stopped to Chat With Me At San Diego Comic-Con, You were strolling through the Autograph Area, looking to see if there were any tables you wanted to visit.  You stopped and read the banner above my table.  You walked over to me, smiling.  I thought you might be a teacher looking... Read more »

The Real Problems With Yik Yak, and How You Should Respond

The Real Problems With Yik Yak, and How You Should Respond
Schools in Chicagoland are up in arms and shutting down the social media app Yik Yak.  Here are the real problems with Yik Yak and what you can do to respond. What is Yik Yak? Yik Yak is a four-month-old app for Android and Apple mobile devices that allows users to post text-only Yaks of... Read more »
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Three Top Tips To Prevent Digital Drama and Cyberbullying In Your Life

Three Top Tips To Prevent Digital Drama and Cyberbullying In Your Life
Whether you are a tween, a teen, or an adult, you may have found yourself engaged in a heated argument after a text, an email, or an online comment that you wrote was misinterpreted by the recipient (or by others who saw it, even if they were not the intended recipients). These miscommunications happen because... Read more »

Introducing the Third Annual 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days Series!

Introducing the Third Annual 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days Series!
Introducing the Third Annual 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days Series Welcome to Portrait of an Adoption!  So happy you are here.  In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, I am running the third annual special series called 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days. The series is designed to give a voice to... Read more »

Dear Child Being Bullied, These Notes R 4 U. Love, NY Comic Con

Dear Child Being Bullied, These Notes R 4 U.  Love, NY Comic Con
Every single person who is coming through our Antibullying Coalition booth at New York Comic Con has written a message of support for a bullied child.  If you think you are alone; if you feel like giving up; if you believe no one cares about you — we have something to tell you.  Here is... Read more »
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Masterminds and Wingmen: Rosalind Wiseman's Exploration of Boy World

Masterminds and Wingmen: Rosalind Wiseman's Exploration of Boy World
Rosalind Wiseman knows boys.  Not just because she is the mother of two boys, but because she has immersed herself in boy world.  Two hundred boys, representing a variety of life experiences and perspectives, have shared their truest feelings and experiences with Wiseman and worked closely with her in the creation of Masterminds and Wingmen,... Read more »