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2012-09-13 22:21:55

LIGUORI, Mo., Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyberbullies called Lizzie Velasquez "The World's Ugliest Woman" with a video that received more than four million views and sparked thousands of comments, many of them hate-filled. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fight-cyberbullying-with-passion-and-purpose-169730106.html After years of enduring insensitive remarks and bullying because of her appearance, Lizzie...

2012-09-13 06:27:15

Shocking first-hand accounts of bullying in the latest issue of Teen Ink BOSTON, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Until you've seen bullying through a teen's eyes, you have no idea of the intense turmoil that young people face every day. A series of shocking first-hand accounts written by teenagers in the latest issue of Teen Ink magazine suggest that the bullying crisis has reached increasingly severe proportions, following teens everywhere in their 24/7 digitally connected...

2012-09-06 02:31:20

PHOENIX, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's back to school time. For many parents and elementary and secondary school students, new teachers, school supplies and fresh wardrobes come along with a renewed worry about bullying. It is reported that a child is bullied every seven minutes in our country and an estimated 77 percent of students are bullied mentally or physically, at some point during their school years, according to the Youth Ambassadors 4 Kids Club. With this in mind, children...

2012-09-03 23:00:36

Bullying — A Way of Life for Teens, Employees, Sex-Partners, Siblings, Military, and Marriages, Imperialistic Governments, Parents? Dr. Carol Francis, Psychologist in Los Angeles' South Bay Beach Cities, Sunday August 26, live on K-EARTH 101; 101.1 FM 6:00 AM — 7:00 AM with Scott Mason on CBS RADIO LA OpenLine. What is you toughest bully moment? Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2012 On K-EARTH 101 (101.1 FM KRTH-FM) Dr. Carol Francis discusses Bullying at Schools,...

2012-08-16 06:24:51

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report released today by Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City shows that most parents (83%) think the benefits of their kids' social media use, including sites such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, balance or outweigh perceived risks. The Healthy Perspectives: Parents, Kids and Social Media report also finds nearly three quarters (72%) of parents agree that their child's participation in social networking is good...

2012-08-09 06:25:13

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As today's kids enter an increasingly wireless world, CTIA-The Wireless Association® and its member companies have launched "Growing Wireless" website (www.GrowingWireless.com) to help parents navigate the constantly evolving and innovative U.S. wireless market of services, devices and applications. The new website will ensure parents can quickly access and understand the information on wireless technology and how to handle issues such...

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2012-08-07 10:17:37

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Name calling. Physical punishment. These are a few examples of bullying. With the advent of social media, there has been a rise in cyberbullyling—however, not as much as people are led to believe. Researchers from the American Psychological Association recently revealed that, for many children and young adults, traditional in-person bullying happens more often than cyberbullying. In the project, the researchers conducted a...

Bullying Researchers Use Twitter
2012-08-02 11:44:13

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The 2012 Olympics are known as the Twitter Olympics, mostly for the continuous stream of messages by athletes and fans alike. Twitter is not just shaping the landscape of sports, but it´s also shaping the knowledge of bully and victim interactions. In a recent study, researchers utilized microblogging site Twitter to better understand the various factors of bullying. In the past, scientists have depended on self-reporting...

2012-07-30 10:25:45

State Schools Chief to be Among Attendees 3-Day Event That Will Present Updates & Trends on Critical Issues Impacting K-12 Schools and Their Communities LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 3rd Annual Safe Schools Conference -- a special 3-day event for K-12 administrators, teachers, counselors and others, including parents, campus police and law enforcement agencies, to provide updates and trends on a variety of safe schools issues: alcohol and substance abuse,...

OMG! LOL! Texting Affects Tween Grammar
2012-07-27 10:43:28

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Laugh out loud (LOL). Be right back (BRB).  Talk to you later (TTYL). These are just a few of the short acronyms that are seen in texts. Texting has become one of the go-to-ways for communication, especially for tweens who are equipped with cell phones. Researchers from Penn State recently found that, while text messaging allows tweens to send notes to family and friends in a quick and efficient manner, it may lead to a...