11 Stories About #DigitalParenting 17/12/13

Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news… and I love this piece about a 'tech-deprived childhood': Link between cyberbullying and teen suicides oversimplified, experts say: One of the threads tying their deaths together is a cause-and-effect link made by the media, politicians and parents between persistent bullying and the victim's decision to end their life -- a phenomenon that generated its own buzzword -- "bullycide." It is…

Some Advice re: Cyberbullying

Some thoughts for parents on dealing with Cyberbuyllying If you or someone you care about has been cyberbullied, bullied in-person or both, it doesn't matter whether you're part of an "epidemic" -- as some people claim -- or if you're in a minority, any more than it matters to cancer patients how common their condition might be. What you want is for the pain to stop. And if you're a parent or a kid who…

5 Things Adults Need to Know About Cyberbullying

What is different about cyberbullying? According to a recent study by the Cyberbullying Research Center, approximately 20% of kids aged 11-18 say they have been victims of online aggression. In a world of catastrophic headlines and sensational sound bites, these numbers don't actually sound so bad, but take the time talk to any school-aged technology user (read: just about any tween or teen that you meet on the street) and you will no doubt gather that…

#DigitalParenting: Cyber Kids, Cyber Bullying, Cyber Balance Barbara C Trolley, Constance Hanel (2010, Corwin)

This book was a little confusing, and took me some time to work through - the authors (psychologists/counsellors)  kept saying that they are pro the positives of the internet, but the focus seems to be more on the negative side (despite giving Nancy Willard a big thumbs up), and quite often stats given to support findings are from quite old research that has since been debunked - or at least challenged. However, there's some interesting…