Resources for Parents & Educators
BULLYING ~ CYBERBULLYING ~ SEXTING
What is bullying? Bullying is an aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power or strength. Bullying is repeated over time and can take many forms, such as hitting, punching, or shoving (physical bullying); teasing, taunting, name-calling or sexual remarks (verbal bullying); intimidation using gestures, spreading rumors or social exclusion (nonverbal bullyin ... more
Commonly Used Computer & Internet Definitions
Address - A series of letters and numbers that identify a location. On the internet, typing in an address lets you send or receive information from specific sources. You can type in the address for an e-mail account, web site, or network. Blacklisting Software - A form of filtering that blocks only sites specified as harmful. You can add and remove sites from this "no-go" list. This meth ... more
How to Keep Your Kids Connected and Protected!
Supervise Computer Use: Keep the computer in an open area and be aware of other computers and other devices children may be using outside of the home. Keep the Lines of Communication Open: Use the Internet with your child. Parents should be familiar with their child’s online activities. Parents should be open to learning about technology so they can keep up with their childre ... more
How to Talk to Young People about Socializing Safely Online
Young people think they have it under control—they have heard the stories about people who are stalked by someone they met online or are the victim of an identity theft or computer hacker. Young people are naďve and usually think this could not happen to them—that they are immune to becoming a victim. Although young people routinely apply common-sense principles and rules tau ... more
The TruthLocker app was designed with the new anti-bullying laws in mind. It is guaranteed to capture a text in the second it was sent or received and is impossible to delete it before it’s saved. Furthermore, it is impossible for an account holder to selectively delete or manipulate the stored conversations within the database. For privacy account holders can always delete their entire account at any time they wish. For parents of young children, it provides excellent parenting opportunities related to reviewing conversations causing your child to become upset or be accused of something they didn’t do. TruthLocker is a service that offers both simplicity and accuracy related to the integrity of the saved conversations. Additional valuable features are integrated into the website database like trend analysis, keyword usage alerts, notification the app has been deleted and much more.
WHAT TO DO IF MY CHILD IS BEING BULLIED OR CYBERBULLIED?
Be supportive with your child and gather any and all information about the bullying or cyberbullying.Getting the dates, times, locations, and names of not only the bullying or cyberbullying incidents, but also whom you talked within the school system is very important. Write down any information that you feel will be important to reference later.Never tell your child to ignore the bullyi ... more