[MEDIA] Discussing Cyber-Bullying with David Peek on @UCBMedia / @UCBNewsTeam

Today, I spoke to David Peek, from UCB Radio, as we approach the end of anti-bullying week. A survey for #Antibullyingweek2020 suggests online bullying is up 25% in a year - but with more of us spending more time online, how real is this rise - and can we do anything to combat the issue? We spoke with @drbexl - listen ?: https://t.co/BBaplVIVAD / @UCBMedia — UCB News (@UCBNewsTeam) November 20, 2020 Some of the…

#EmptyShelf 2016 #25: Girl Up by Laura Bates (@EverydaySexism) (Simon & Schuster, 2016)

Well, would you believe it? I've read a book that's been out for less than a month, and less than a week after I bought it! The blurb says: They told you to wear longer skirts, avoid going out late at night and move in groups - never accept drinks from a stranger, and wear shoes you can run in more easily than heels. They told you to wear just enough make-up to look presentable…

#LTHEChat: Managing Negative Use of Social Media and Cyberbullying

This Wednesday, at 8pm (GMT), join the #LTHEChat conversation on Twitter as we discuss the topic of "managing negative use of social media and cyberbullying".. a topic that pretty much everyone I meet has an opinion on. Read the introduction to the topic (and after the event, the collected storify) on #LTHEChat. This was the most difficult chapter to write for Raising Children in a Digital Age, as there are no easy answers to what is perceived to…

[EXTRACTS]: #DigitalParenting on CyberBullying

A few extracts Increased time spent online will most likely increase exposure to negative experiences – but also the positive opportunities. Nancy Willard, a cyberbullying expert, calls for us to work on the “understanding that the vast majority of young people want to make good choices, do not want to be harmed, and do not want to see their friends or others harmed”.7 We can’t control their whole environment, online or offline, so parents need…