Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Social Media Use: What the Research Says


iphone-388387_640Most educators know what cyberbullying is, and what sexting is – but how prolific are these behaviors with youth? What are effective and ineffective responses? How are cyberbullying and sexting interconnected? There are a lot of misconceptions out there around peer cruelty, bullying, and cyberbullying. In this webinar for the Digital Citizenship community, Dr. Elizabeth Englander, Professor of Psychology at Bridgewater State University, shared her extensive research in these areas, including myths and misconceptions, how educators can flag problematic behaviors, and how to frame effective responses.

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Digital Citizenship is a professional learning community (PLC) that provides ideas and discussions about how to help kids be safe, responsible, and respectful participants in a digital world.  This community will help you stay connected, share ideas, and get support from colleagues on issues such as: cyberbullying, privacy, digital footprints, copyright and plagiarism, information literacy, and Internet safety.  This program is hosted by Common Sense Education.

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