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

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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 http://www.cyberbullying.us/cyberbullying-legal-issues.pdf

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Cyberbullying Activity: Research

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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.

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You can also download the complete (and free!) Leader’s Guide to Words Wound by clicking here.

Cyberbullying Activity: Laws

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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.

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You can also download the complete (and free!) Leader’s Guide to Words Wound by clicking here.

Cyberbullying Activity: Crossword Puzzle

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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.

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You can also download the complete (and free!) Leader’s Guide to Words Wound by clicking here.

Cyberbullying Activity: Word Find

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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.

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You can also download the complete (and free!) Leader’s Guide to Words Wound by clicking here.

Cyberbullying Warning Signs

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By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin

To be sure, it is often difficult to determine whether behavioral or attitudinal changes in youth are signals of distress or simply the usual “adolescent angst” commonly associated with this difficult transitional period in their lives. Nevertheless, it is important for educators, parents, and other adults to learn to read the behavior of their students and children so that real problems can be detected, diagnosed, and promptly handled. A number of red flags may suggest that a child is experiencing some type of distressing event while online. Identifying these indicators may help to minimize the negative emotional and psychological effects of Internet-based harm.

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).

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Cyberbullying Fact Sheet: Identification, Prevention, and Response

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By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin

This document is a nine-page summary – filled with as much useful information as possible – to equip educators and parents to spot cyberbullying, respond to it appropriately and meaningfully, and to prevent its future occurrence among the children and teenagers they care for. If you only have time to read one fact sheet from the Cyberbullying Research Center to get up-to-speed about the problem and what you can do, read this one.

Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2014). Cyberbullying fact sheet: Identification, Prevention, and Response. Cyberbullying Research Center. Retrieved [insert date], from http://www.cyberbullying.us/Cyberbullying_Identification_Prevention_Response.pdf

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Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard Staff Development Questions

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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 (978-1483349930).

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Cyberbullying Scenarios

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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).

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Cyberbullying Report Card

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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).

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Cyberbullying Incident Tracking Form

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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).

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A Leader’s Guide to “Words Wound”

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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: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral” 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 and make kindness go viral. This FREE leader’s guide can help you use Words Wound to inspire productive discussion, engage teens in reflection, explore useful strategies for dealing with online bullying, and work toward building a culture of greater kindness and respect.

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Responding to Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Educators

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By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin

This Top Ten List informs school professionals about how best to deal with cyberbullying cases when they occur among students.

Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. (2014). Responding to cyberbullying: Top ten tips for educators. Cyberbullying Research Center. Retrieved [insert date], from http://www.cyberbullying.us/
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Preventing Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Educators

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By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin

This Top Ten List provides specific guidance for those in the school system to reduce the vulnerability of students to online harassment.

Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. (2014). Preventing Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Educators. Cyberbullying Research Center. Retrieved [insert date], from http://www.cyberbullying.us/Top_Ten_Tips_Educators_Cyberbullying_Prevention.pdf

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Connecting with Students Online: Issues to Consider When Educators “Friend” Students

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By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin

This fact sheet provides information for educators and students to keep in mind when connecting via social media.

Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. (2013). Connecting with Students Online: Issues to Consider When Educators “Friend” Students.
Identification, Prevention, and Response. Cyberbullying Research Center. Retrieved [insert date], from http://www.cyberbullying.us/FriendingStudentsonFacebook.pdf

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Cyberbullying Word Trace

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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. Retrieved [insert date], from http://www.cyberbullying.us/cyberbullying_word_trace.pdf

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Cyberbullying Word Find: Talking to Youth about Internet Harassment

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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. Retrieved [insert date], from http://www.cyberbullying.us/cyberbullying_word_find.pdf

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Cyberbullying Crossword Puzzle: Talking to Youth about Internet Harassment

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By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin

A crossword puzzle to be distributed to youth to promote discussion about cyberbullying.

Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J.W. (2013). Cyberbullying crossword puzzle:
Talking to youth about Internet harassment. Cyberbullying Research Center. Retrieved [insert date], from http://www.cyberbullying.us/cyberbullying_crossword.pdf

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Cyberbullying Scripts for Parents to Promote Dialog and Discussion

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By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin

Provides parent/teenager “scripts” to promote dialogue and discussion about cyberbullying

Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2013). Cyberbullying Scripts for Parents to Promote Dialog and Discussion. Cyberbullying Research Center. Retrieved [insert date], from http://www.cyberbullying.us/cyberbullying_scripts.pdf

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Sexting: A Brief Guide for Educators and Parents

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By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin

This Fact Sheet defines sexting as it occurs among adolescents, and summarizes the current state of research on the problem. It also details informal and formal responses – particularly from legal and political authorities – and describes what schools should do as it relates to policy and response efforts. Finally, it suggests some practical prevention strategies that educators can implement to reduce its occurrence and perceived acceptability among students.

Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. (2010). Sexting: A Brief Guide for Educators and Parents. Cyberbullying Research Center. Retrieved [insert date], from http://www.cyberbullying.us/Sexting_Fact_Sheet.pdf

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A Student’s Guide to Personal Publishing

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By Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja

This handout discusses issues that students should consider when creating offline or online content and then publishing it for others to see. It also provides guidelines that can inform how best to make and share ideas, opinions, and multi-media in a way that does not lead to negative repercussions.

Patchin, J. W. & Hinduja, S. (2010). A Student’s Guide to Personal Publishing. Cyberbullying Research Center. Retrieved [insert date], from http://www.cyberbullying.us/Students_Guide_to_Personal_Publishing.pdf

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Cyberbullying Report Card: Assessing School-level Awareness and Understanding

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By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin

Complete this Cyberbullying Report Card to determine how well your school is currently dealing with cyberbullying issues. Identify weaknesses in curriculum and policy and determine an appropriate course of action to remedy any deficiencies.

Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2009). Cyberbullying report card:
Assessing school-level awareness and understanding. Bullying beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Retrieved [insert date], from http://www.cyberbullying.us/Cyberbullying_Report_Card.pdf

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Cyberbullying Trustee Poster

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By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin

Post this prominently on your office or classroom door to let your students know that they can trust you. You will listen to their concerns about cyberbullying and take them seriously. You will do something about the problem and get it resolved.

Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2009). Cyberbullying trustee poster. Bullying beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Retrieved [insert date], from http://www.cyberbullying.us/Cyberbullying_Trustee.pdf

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Cyberbullying Incident Tracking Form

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By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin

Use this document to track individual incidents of cyberbullying that occur at your school.

Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2009). Cyberbullying incident tracking form. Bullying beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Retrieved [insert date], from http://www.cyberbullying.us/cyberbullying_incident_tracking_form.pdf

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Safe and Responsible Social Networking: Strategies for Keeping Yourself Safe Online

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By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin

This handout provides commonsense strategies for encouraging and enabling youth to think about important issues when posting content on social networking sites.

Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2009). Safe and Responsible Social Networking: Strategies for Keeping Yourself Safe Online. Cyberbullying Research Center. Retrieved [insert date], from http://www.cyberbullying.us/safe_responsible_social_networking.pdf

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