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The Real People: The Targets of Online Shaming

This isn't about exploiting people, it's about helping those that have been quietly suffering believing that no one understands their pain.

We do.

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After I wrote Google Bomb and Shame Nation, I was literally bombarded with so...
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Shame Nation Book Club Chats

Are you a member of a book club and need a good book to spark a conversation about the rise of incivility in our nation today? Maybe you're a parent that is struggling to chat with your teenager about their online activities?...
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Digital Resilience

In 2017 we heard a lot about digital resilience, but do we understand what it is? Helping our teens be ready for online hate and digital discourse offline can better prepare them when they are faced with it. Reality is that incivility exists – sadly this...
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Surviving Online Shaming and Hate

5 Ways to overcome online shame

Cyberbullying has become a sadly familiar headline, but it's not just child's play—more and more adults are falling victim to online abuse, too. A 2017 PEW Survey revealed that 66 percent of adults have witnessed online...
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Sexting, Cyberbullying and Online Shaming

Sext Education: Dealing with the pressures of digital life

What is sexting?

According to Merriam-Webster, sexting is “The sending of sexually explicit messages or images by cell phone.” However, that definition can easily be expanded...
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Teacher Shaming

Good teachers can make bad digital choices
We are facing a crisis where people from all walks of life are in jeopardy of losing their jobs, risking college acceptances/scholarships and even relationships due to careless online posts, reckless tweets or even misconstrued text messages. Educators are probably...
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Digital Literacy

The importance of digital parenting
Your kids may always be an app ahead of you, but they will always need your parenting wisdom and guidance. The internet is evolving on a daily basis, wait, it's actually changing minute by minute, and it can be a perfect excuse...
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Rise of Shame Nation and Cyberbullying

keyboard_and_mouse-625x1000Whenever I see these headlines about youth taking their lives and the word bullying or cyberbullying attached to it, I want to cringe. The fact is, it's sad we need headlines to remind us to continue to be kind to others, to continue to...
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Upstanders: Why We're All In This Together

Almost half of 1,089 11 to 25-year-olds questioned for the Safety Net report had experienced threatening or nasty social media messages, emails or texts. Two-thirds said they would not tell their parents if they experienced something upsetting online. In the last  Read more

Trolls and Trolling

Dealing with trolls and addressing our troll behavior
TrollDefinitionDon't feed the trolls! We've heard this over and over again.  It is a phrase that tells us not to engage with people online that are intentionally inflicting harm and cruelty towards others. In today's culture of digital cruelty...
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