Standing up to Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Teens

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin (For a formatted .pdf version of this article for distribution, click on the image above [or click here]). Don’t be a bystander—stand up to cyberbullying when you see it. Take action to stop something that you know is wrong. These Top Ten Tips will give you specific ideas…

Teen Sexting: A Brief Guide for Educators and Parents

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin This research summary reviews what is currently known about teen sexting. Research from across the United States is discussed, along with practical solutions for parents, educators, and other adults to prevent and respond to teen sexting. Citation information: Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2018). Sexting – A…

Responding to Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Educators

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin (For a formatted .pdf version of this article for distribution, click on the image above [or click here]). Educators need to respond to all incidents of cyberbullying. Here are some things you can do: 1. THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATE all incidents so that you can direct resources and, if necessary,…

Preventing Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Educators

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin (For a formatted .pdf version of this article for distribution, click on the image above [or click here]). There are a number of steps educators can take to prevent cyberbullying. Here are a few examples: 1. FORMALLY ASSESS the extent of the problem within your school district by…

Sexting: Advice for Teens

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin (For a formatted .pdf version of this article for distribution, click here]). Sharing pictures with romantic partners is a natural part of any relationship. It’s important, however, that you are doing so safely, responsibly, and appropriately. Exchanging explicit (nude) images is not only illegal if you are underage,…

Developing a Positive School Climate to Prevent Bullying and Cyberbullying

[Note: To download a .pdf version of this resource, just click on the image above.] By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin Much research has shown that a positive school climate contributes to a variety of behavioral, emotional, and academic outcomes that educators hope to achieve. Our research demonstrates that students who report a positive…

Cyberbullying Warning Signs

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin Cyberbullying impacts at least one out of every five middle and high school students. Many of those who experience it don’t tell anyone. If a child displays any of these signs, he or she might be involved. However, not all youth who are cyberbullied or who cyberbully others…

Digital Citizenship Activities for Educators

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin This document discusses ten ideas for classroom activities that educators can utilize to teach digital citizenship to their students. 1. VOICING YOUR OPINION.  Ask your students what they think “digital citizenship” is, and how it should affect their attitudes and actions online. This gives them a chance to…

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Cyberbullying Fact Sheet: Identification, Prevention, and Response

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin This cyberbullying guide is a nine-page summary – filled with as much useful information as possible – to equip educators, parents, and other youth-serving adults to spot cyberbullying, respond to it appropriately and meaningfully, and to prevent its future occurrence among those they care for. If you only…

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Words Wound Curriculum

By Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja Cyberbullying happens every day. Harsh words and damaging photos exchanged through texts, email, or social media can result in humiliation, broken friendships, punishment at school, and even legal prosecution. In some cases, online harassment has contributed to teen suicide and a number of other behavioral and emotional problems.…

Cyberbullying legislation and case law: Implications for school policy and practice

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin This Fact Sheet provides a summary of important court cases and pending legislation that can help school districts evaluate and improve their current cyberbullying policies. Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J.W. (2015). Cyberbullying legislation and case law: Implications for school policy and practice. Cyberbullying Research Center. Retrieved [insert date], from…

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Cyberbullying Activity: Research

By Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja Use this Cyberbullying Research activity to help your students better understand the nature and extent of cyberbullying behaviors. Patchin, J. W. & Hinduja, S. (2014). A Leader’s Guide to Words Wound. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing. Download PDF You can also download the complete (and free!) Leader’s Guide…

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Cyberbullying Activity: Laws

By Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja Use this activity to help your students learn about laws related to bullying and cyberbullying. Patchin, J. W. & Hinduja, S. (2014). A Leader’s Guide to Words Wound. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing. Download PDF You can also download the complete (and free!) Leader’s Guide to Words Wound…

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Cyberbullying Activity: Crossword Puzzle

By Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja Use this Crossword Puzzle activity to introduce students to important concepts related to cyberbullying and Internet safety. Patchin, J. W. & Hinduja, S. (2014). A Leader’s Guide to Words Wound. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing. Download PDF You can also download the complete (and free!) Leader’s Guide to…

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Cyberbullying Activity: Word Find

By Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja Use this Word Find activity to introduce students to important concepts related to cyberbullying and Internet safety. Patchin, J. W. & Hinduja, S. (2014). A Leader’s Guide to Words Wound. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing. Download PDF You can also download the complete (and free!) Leader’s Guide to…

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Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard Staff Development Questions

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin These questions can be used to guide educators through the second edition of our book “Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying.” From: Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2015). Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying (2nd Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications…

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Cyberbullying Scenarios

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin Use these scenarios to discuss the issue cyberbullying. What is your role in preventing or responding to these incidents? From: Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2015). Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying (2nd Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications (978-1483349930). Download PDF

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Cyberbullying Report Card

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin Use this Cyberbullying Report Card to assess school activities, policies, and procedures to prevent and respond to cyberbullying. From: Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2015). Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying (2nd Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications (978-1483349930). Download PDF

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Cyberbullying Incident Tracking Form

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin Use this Cyberbullying Incident Tracking Form to document incidents that occur at school. From: Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2015). Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying (2nd Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications (978-1483349930). Download PDF

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A Leader’s Guide to “Words Wound”

By Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja Whether you teach in the classroom, lead a youth group, or work with teens in another setting, Words Wound can help you guide your young people as they learn about cyberbullying, consider their own attitudes and actions (and those of others), and think about ways to delete cyberbullying…

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Cyberbullying Word Trace

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin An activity distributed to youth to promote discussion about cyberbullying. Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J.W. (2013). Cyberbullying word trace: Talking to youth about Internet harassment. Cyberbullying Research Center. Download PDF

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Cyberbullying Word Find: Talking to Youth about Internet Harassment

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin A word search to be distributed to youth to promote discussion about cyberbullying and Internet safety. Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. (2013). Cyberbullying word find: Talking to youth about Internet harassment. Cyberbullying Research Center. Download PDF