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My friend was a victim of cyberbullying and she pretty much had to help herself and no one would really help her. What would you do to make sure someone who was a victim of cyberbullying get the help they ...
Megan Bouchard
02/06/2013
arrow icon it depends on the kind of cyberbullying. Is she a minor? if ...
Parry Aftab
02/26/2014
arrow icon When you are a victim of cyber-harassment you should keep al...
Lisa Alley
01/23/2014
arrow icon I believe that victims of cyber-harassment and bullying shou...
Lisa Alley
01/23/2014
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What is the single greatest barrier in the bridging the gap between the battle for safety and privacy intended by anti-cyberbullying rules and regulations and the right to freedom of expression?
Vahagn Amirian
09/27/2012
arrow icon Free speech in the US is limited. Often, ppl think it means ...
Parry Aftab
02/26/2014
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Are there any free DVD's or power point slides for middle school age children?
Michelle J.
09/26/2012
arrow icon stopcyberbullying.org has a free $1.5million stopcyberbullyi...
Parry Aftab
02/26/2014
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Some states have harassment prevention orders that can be sought in civil court. Is this an avenue you would recommend for victims & parents, or is it problematic since it may result in a mutual order ...
Rebecca L.
09/26/2012
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Crystal
01/16/2014
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Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
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are there any free fliers or posters that can be printed and shared as a warning and as a way to promote reporting?
jenna
09/26/2012
arrow icon We have some on our site at haltabusektd.org and I think net...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
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Is there any evidence to suggest that a cyber-bully is more or less likely to become a cyber-stalker? Likewise, are victims more likely to become stalking targets or stalkers later in life? Any longitudin...
Lois Manns
09/26/2012
arrow icon I have to respond to Hale's comments - half of the cyberstal...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
arrow icon I am not aware of any studies along these lines, but in Cybe...
Hale
09/26/2012
arrow icon If the cyberbully isn't reported and gets away with it, I co...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
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Is there any document or resource guide that can help school personnel determine what constitutes being handled by the school vs. what should be handled outside of school jurisdiction? The whole aspect of ...
Tatiana
09/26/2012
arrow icon I developed the Bullying Rubric for use by schools based on ...
Mark Liston
09/27/2012
arrow icon No magic guide on what should be reported to law enforcement...
Hale
09/26/2012
arrow icon I don't know of any guide - maybe Hale does. But if there is...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
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when the bullying turns sexual and gets pictures involved is it automatically criminal? Also, should anything be done differently towards the victim?
ms
09/26/2012
arrow icon Also, netsmartz.org has some good info about this: http://ww...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
arrow icon There are many attempts by various States to update their la...
Hale
09/26/2012
arrow icon See this for a survey that was done: http://www.pcsndreams.c...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
arrow icon If the victim and/or the other person are under the age of 1...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
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If our school has an SRO, is it their responsibility to handle the cyberbullying of our students?
Julie
09/26/2012
arrow icon If that is the way your school district has it set up. There...
Hale
09/26/2012
arrow icon Yes, it should be. I know it is here in Maine. When I do my ...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
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School districts are being innundated by complaints from parents and students about offensive and bullying posts. Due to new and more restrictive bullying laws in California, schools can no longer just ig...
nea
09/26/2012
arrow icon Well, you can see what time the posts or emails have been ma...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
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Are teen girls mostly cyberbullied by boys? And what are the targeted issues.? please, Thank you
Sherry Bailey
09/26/2012
arrow icon Cyber bullying can occur from both male or female. I agree t...
Lisa Alley
01/08/2013
arrow icon In my experience, teen girls are bullied by other girls, but...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
arrow icon My co-host has an entire statistical breakdown on her WHOA s...
Hale
09/26/2012
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What is the best way to respond to cyberbullying as a counselor, when you know the student being bullied online is also instigating (per other students), but will not admit to their instigating behavior.
Sarah Maldonado
09/26/2012
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Hale
09/26/2012
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Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
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Many schools have anti-bullying policies. In Ohio, it's required. Implementing cyber-bullying policies seems more challenging for school administrators. What suggestions do you have for implementing cyb...
E Holsted
09/26/2012
arrow icon Again, it depends on the specific laws/school codes. See my...
Hale
09/26/2012
arrow icon I may have to defer to Hale on the legal issues, but schools...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
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What is the best advice you could give to kids about how to respond to a bully?
Jenn Coffman
09/26/2012
arrow icon Thank you! I definitely really like your suggestion about th...
Jenn Coffman
09/26/2012
arrow icon Don't. Don't respond. Then block them, then report them to...
Hale
09/26/2012
arrow icon 1. Respond to the cyberbully with a simple, "Please stop con...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
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Asked on behalf of students in Victimology course at Becker College... How do you deal with and assist a victim who has brought this upon themselves by posting inappropriate pictures/comments? Should you ...
Prof. K Woods
09/26/2012
arrow icon No one should be bullied, whether or not itís because of wha...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
arrow icon I have a hard time with the philosophy of someone making a m...
Hale
09/26/2012
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Asked on behalf of students in Victimology course @ Becker College... What are the best ways (best practices) to help victims of cyberbullying? Thank you.
Prof. K. Woods
09/26/2012
arrow icon Take cyberbullying seriously. Donít think itís a minor probl...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
arrow icon Afternoon Professor - By communicating with the child. T...
Hale
09/26/2012
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How much hard evidence is usually needed in a cyberbullying case in order to file an injunction for protection?
Bryan W
09/26/2012
arrow icon Your question is pertaining to civil laws. In criminal, you ...
Hale
09/26/2012
arrow icon To file a protection or restraining order, there must be pro...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
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What can parents do to try to prevent cyberbullying? What types of information or training should parents receive in order to be more aware of this issue?
Jamie
09/26/2012
arrow icon There is no way to completely prevent cyberbullying. Parents...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
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I've heard of kids being stalked through gaming consoles. What are some of the ways predators infiltrate children's lives that parents should be aware of?
Daphne
09/26/2012
arrow icon I am working on an abuse prevention program for Childhelp (t...
Daphne
09/26/2012
arrow icon I've heard of kids being stalkedExactly right - Internet ac...
Hale
09/26/2012
arrow icon Any kind of online game where players can interact and chat ...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
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What steps should schools take to address this issue? What responsibility do schools have both legally and ethically to address this issue? Policy recommendations are welcome. Thank you.
E Holsted
09/26/2012
arrow icon The Illinois School Code contains the Internet Safety Educat...
Hale
09/26/2012
arrow icon In my State, and I believe every other State now, it is a cr...
Hale
09/26/2012
arrow icon Schools need to take bullying and cyberbullying seriously. S...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
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What are some typical responses of victims to cyber bullying and are there certain responses that are more typical for specific ages of victims?
Mark Dickson
09/26/2012
arrow icon The first reaction is pretty much always to defend themselve...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
arrow icon I donít know if there is a ďtypicalĒ response, but common re...
Hale
09/26/2012
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1) How often does Cyberbullying occur and in what age group is it mostly seen? 2) How do incidence of Cyberbullying get tracked?
Matt Stark
09/26/2012
arrow icon E Holsted - I think more and more schools are learning that...
Hale
09/26/2012
arrow icon The police will only get involved if there is a threat of ph...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
arrow icon Does "the right people" include the police and if so, when? ...
E Holsted
09/26/2012
arrow icon The right people are either the web site (such as Facebook o...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
arrow icon Can you clarify as to who the "right people" are in Step 3, ...
E Holsted
09/26/2012
arrow icon I will address the first part of Mattís question as far as h...
Hale
09/26/2012
arrow icon 1. There arenít many studies done about this, but your best ...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
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a)Is victimization act as a factor for subsequent cyber-bullying? b) Is cyber bullying a gender or race specific one.
Deepa P Madhu
09/26/2012
arrow icon I think that social networking and other web sites make it e...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
arrow icon You mentioned about female category. Is there any particular...
Deepa
09/26/2012
arrow icon As in regular bullying, there can be specific traits that ca...
Hale
09/26/2012
arrow icon if you are asking if a victim has a cyberbully after them, a...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
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is this information research based? If so, could you provide your sources and/or references? Thank you.
Mark Jones
09/26/2012
arrow icon Not much (if any) information I will be giving is research b...
Hale
09/26/2012
arrow icon The University of New Hampshire has done some wonderful work...
Jayne Hitchcock
09/26/2012
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