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Helping Your Kids Combat Cyberbullying

Helping Your Kids Combat Cyberbullying

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Hi everyone, I've written an article for Edutopia before on cyberbullying and have posted to both the middle school and high school groups. We're looking for some parental advice on cyberbullying. We are two Maine media specialists working under the fiscal sponsorship of an educational technology nonprofit for kids, Platform Shoes Forum, to create an in-classroom manual called "Cyberslammed: How To Understand, Prevent and Combat The Most Common Cyberbullying Tactics" for middle and high school teachers across the country to help students learn how to avoid cyberbullying and to practice ethical, smart choices in using today's technology. It is due to be published by Youthlight, Inc. in 2010. We really need some real life stories of parents (all anonymous) to go with this manual and are particularly interested in knowing if your child has ever been cyberbullying --and what the school did about it. Or if your school even has a cyberbullying policy. If interested, read below and take our anonymous 8-question survey! Thank you for helping us strengthen this manual! Kay Stephens and Vinitha Nair

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