Research + News | Topic: Cyberbullying
Mar 10, 2017
Online Risks Are Everyday Events For Teens – But They Rarely Tell Their Parents
“According to one study, teens and young adults ages 16 to 24 spend almost 200 minutes a day (3 hours, 20 minutes) online on a mobile device. With that much time spent online, they’re bound to frequently encounter risks or unpleasant experiences, whether intentionally or not. But the more parents freak out about these incidents, the less likely their teens are to tell them about it next time.”
Read the rest of the article from Forbes here.
Oct 26, 2016
New Study Finds 15 Percent of 6th Graders Commit Cyber Abuse
According to a new study, 15 percent of sixth-grade students report they have perpetrated at least one form of abuse toward a dating partner through technology. Read the article here.
Oct 21, 2016
Bullying In The Age Of Tech-Savvy Children
Threats and harassment come to children via text message, social media and online exploitation. Read the article here.
Oct 18, 2016
The Scary Facts About Bullying Everyone Should Know
The real consequences of cyberbullying are disturbing. Read the article here.
Sep 12, 2016
Teen Cyberbullies More Apt To Be Friends Than Strangers
Cyberbullying among teens is highly likely to involve current or former friends and dating partners, a new study finds. Read the article here.
May 23, 2016
After Years of Alleged Bullying, An Ohio Teen Killed Herself. Is Her School District Responsible?
13-year-old Emilie Olsen killed herself in December 2014. Her parents say she was relentlessly bullied at school, and are suing her Fairfield, Ohio, school district which they say should have been more responsive. Read the article here.
May 11, 2016
The Urgent Role of Parents in the Age of Sexting and Cyberbullying
Compassionate parenting in the age of sexting, cyberbullying, and social media. Read the article here.
Feb 22, 2016
Don’t Let Your Teenager Be The Next Kik Victim
Smartphone app popular among younger teens, Kik Messenger is on the defensive following the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl in Virginia who told friends she was using Kik to connect with an 18-year-old man. Read the article here.
Feb 11, 2016
Facebook’s ‘Teen Dating’ Groups Are Every Parent’s Nightmare Come To Life
While teen dating groups, both public and closed, have been common on Facebook for years, the genre has recently come to light for tragic reasons. Read the article here.
Jan 25, 2016
9 Social Media Red Flags Parents Should Know About
Find out which social media features are cause for concern — no matter which app your kid is using. Read the rest of the article here.