Sexting: Advice for Teens Cyberbullying Research Center

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 uncool, it’s illegal. It…

What To Do When Your Child Cyberbullies Others: Top Ten Tips for Parents Cyberbullying Research Center

What To Do When Your Child Cyberbullies Others: Top Ten Tips for Parents

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]). 1. Acknowledge the issue. As a parent, accept the reality that your child could be engaging in online behaviors that are hurting others. Rather than try to trivialize, rationalize, or…

What To Do When Your Child is Cyberbullied: Top Ten Tips for Parents Cyberbullying Research Center

What To Do When Your Child is Cyberbullied: Top Ten Tips for Parents

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]). 1. Make sure your child is (and feels) safe. The safety and well-being of your child should always be the foremost priority. Convey unconditional support. Parents must demonstrate to their…

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Cyberbullying Warning Signs

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…

Cyberbullying Fact Sheet: Identification, Prevention, and Response Cyberbullying Research Center

Cyberbullying Fact Sheet: Identification, Prevention, and Response

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…

Cyberbullying Report Card Cyberbullying Research Center

Technology Use Contract

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin Use this Technology Use Contract to establish an open line of communication regarding the child and parent expectations when it comes to using technology. From: Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2015). Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying (2nd Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications…

Responding to Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Parents Cyberbullying Research Center

Responding to Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Parents

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]). 1. Make sure your child is (and feels) safe. The safety and well-being of your child should always be the foremost priority. Convey unconditional support. Parents must demonstrate to their…

Preventing Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Parents Cyberbullying Research Center

Preventing Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Parents

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]). 1. Establish that all rules for interacting with people in real life also apply for interacting online or through cell phones. Convey that cyberbullying inflicts harm and causes pain in…