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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...

2012-07-26 02:34:24

CUPERTINO, Calif., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From chalkboards to keyboards, from naps to apps, from teeter-totters to tweets, America's kids may be missing out on their youth according to a new Trend Micro (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704) study. The Trend Micro eParenting Report, which was conducted among 1,000 parents across the country with at least one child under the age of 15, examined how technology is redefining rules for parenting. The survey found that 76 percent of parents blame the...

2012-07-24 13:08:25

CAMH's OSDUHS Mental Health and Well-Being Report released today An ongoing survey of Ontario students in grades 7 to 12 conducted for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows that while the majority of students have healthy relationships and report overall good mental and physical health, some negative trends, especially among girls, have raised concerns. The 2011 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) Mental Health and Well-Being Report released today...

2012-07-24 06:25:25

NEW YORK, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tanda, the pioneer in energy-based at-home beauty devices, announces today two strategic partnerships to connect with its teen target audience as an official on-screen advertiser on the American Idol Live! Tour 2012 and through an alliance with the Teen Choice Awards. These new partnerships build on the current integrated anti-bullying campaign, "Zap Bullying", which supports the programs and initiatives of STOMP Out Bullying(TM), the...

2012-07-17 23:03:11

Program Helps Low-Income Schools and Districts Implement Anonymous Bullying Reporting Program St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) July 17, 2012 The CyberBully Hotline from SchoolReach announced today the establishment of the CyberBully Hotline grant program. This newly created program for K-12 schools and districts will award $100,000 in grants to support the implementation of an anonymous bullying reporting solution to help schools reduce and prevent bullying and cyber bullying episodes. The CyberBully...

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2012-07-13 07:38:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Facebook has launched new tools that allow members to better communicate their emotions and resolve conflicts, CNN reported. The new features are a result of collaborations between the social networking company and Yale, U.C. Berkeley and Columbia University, and are based on months of research with focus groups of children, teachers and psychologists. One of the changes is specifically targeted at teenagers aged 13 and 14, and...

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2012-07-11 07:27:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Just 13% of children who find something upsetting on the Internet will report the problem through an online reporting mechanism, according to a new study by the EU Kids Online project at the London School of Economics. “Existing reporting tools do not work,” wrote the authors of the study, who say children need simpler and more accessible tools to report their concerns. “Given the relatively low take-up of...

Special-Ed Students More Likely To Be Bullied And Be Bullies
2012-07-03 08:06:52

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Go Big. Big Ideas. Big Potential. Big Impact. This is the philosophy of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL). And scientists from UNL have done just that with their research findings, delving into the intricate layers of the bully debate that has captivated the country. They recently found that students who have services based on special-education needs for behavioral problems, as well as those who have obvious disabilities,...