Cyber Bullying

Today’s youth interact with each other in virtual formats a lot of the time. The online environment can remove many of the traditional inhibitors to abusive behaviour. What Parents Can Do There’s no reason to feel powerless when faced with a cyberbully. Here are some of the things you can…

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Sexting

“Sexting sounds harmless; after all, they are not doing ‘it’” says many parents. Actually, sexting is a form of “it” – the electronic sending and receiving of photos and videos that are sexually suggestive or explicit which often contain nudity, sex acts or texted sexual messages. Sexting often starts as…

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6 tips to put a stop to bullying

Bullying is a tough reality for many children. One out of every four students reports being bullied during the school year, according to the National Center for Educating Statistics. But the news gets worse. Studies show that children who have disabilities are two to three times more likely to be…

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Potential danger for children online

Nine out of 10 young Filipinos use the internet and are being exposed to potential dangers in the cyberspace like bullying and abuse but only five of 10 children are being guided, a recent survey of a non-government child care organization said. Stairway Foundation had recently teamed up with the…

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The hazards of bullies

RICHMOND >> Quite a long time ago, we were invited to sit around a big table at a Pittsfield public school and listen to teachers, counselors and school administrators talk about bullying and what they were doing to stop it. That was in the era and age group where physically…

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