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My daughter was cyberbullied last year and fortunately we had ScreenRetriever.(ScreenRetriever.com) We were able to save the cyberbullying incident and bring it into the school at our daughter’s request. This stopped the cyberbullying in it’s tracks. I encourage every parent to monitor their children online all internet safety issues, including cyberbullying.
[...] guidelines have been issued for reaching out to the victims of this treacherous new form of gossip. Like my daughter put it, “It’s like we have our very own Gossip [...]
Great job as always, Rachel; smooth, sound advice grounded in reason like Anne’s (ConnectSafely.org) wise words about the need to detach from the drama: http://j.mp/bm33vV of the ‘always on’ access of “the tethered self” (as MIT’s Sherry Turkle would say)
It’s this CONSTANT barrage sans exhale that seems to equate to lighting a match around fuel (as I wrote here on Shaping Youth about our teen tribe’s ‘Spring Break Sanctuary” w/out their own “peer reality shows” http://www.shapingyouth.org/?p=10541
It’s impt for adults to encourage a much needed breather even with pushback at first…whether it’s a shut off time for texting at night or a digital free day or vacation unplugged. It’s challenging at first (yah, I know of all the ‘withdrawal’ NYT headlines like the Riverdale students story) but it’s necessary for one’s inner compass and peace too…
As for the gossip horrors I have a huge Eleanor Roosevelt plaque in my office I remind our youth advisers about regularly: “Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.”
(Doesn’t always help, but at least it doesn’t ‘hurt.’)
I applaud the Today show for bringing this very serious issue to the forefront so that parents, educators and teens can understand the seriousness of this problem. I speak to various groups in San Diego California on this issue and it’s about education and accountability. The brave young women in Texas should be applauded for standing up for themselves, not allowing an anonymous source to tell them who they are. Keep up the good work
I agree with Erika and you looked great too. I love that we get to work together and don’t even have to be in the same room! I wrote a follow up article to the segment at http://lorigetz.com/2010/04/28/why-teens-cyber-bully/.
Hope all is well.
great interview rachel! it’s so easy to turn this over to the law, but the real hard work is knowing kids well enough to identify when something is going wrong and that only happens when teachers and parents are involved and care enough to set limits
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