Sexting and Cyberbullying

Author: Shaheen Shariff
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107019915
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book examines the lines between online joking and legal consequences and analyzes legal and educational responses to these issues.

eGirls eCitizens

Author: Jane Bailey
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
ISBN: 0776622587
Format: PDF
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eGirls, eCitizens is a landmark work that explores the many forces that shape girls’ and young women’s experiences of privacy, identity, and equality in our digitally networked society. Drawing on the multi-disciplinary expertise of a remarkable team of leading Canadian and international scholars, as well as Canada’s foremost digital literacy organization, MediaSmarts, this collection presents the complex realities of digitized communications for girls and young women as revealed through the findings of The eGirls Project (www.egirlsproject.ca) and other important research initiatives. Aimed at moving dialogues on scholarship and policy around girls and technology away from established binaries of good vs bad, or risk vs opportunity, these seminal contributions explore the interplay of factors that shape online environments characterized by a gendered gaze and too often punctuated by sexualized violence. Perhaps most importantly, this collection offers first-hand perspectives collected from girls and young women themselves, providing a unique window on what it is to be a girl in today’s digitized society. Keywords: Privacy, identity, equality, online environment, women, cyberfeminism, policy

Bullying Among University Students

Author: Helen Cowie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317611241
Format: PDF, ePub
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Bullying Amongst University Students is a pioneering collection of knowledge and evidence exploring the under-researched phenomenon of bullying in universities. Abusive behaviour amongst young people is a serious and pervasive problem that is exacerbated by the rapid advances in electronic communication, and in this book the authors highlight the problem and proceed to facilitate new practices and policies to address it. This book brings together an international team of authors from a range of disciplines, encompassing education, psychology, criminology, law and counselling, who have carried out research in the area of university bullying. Addressing critical dialogues and debates, the authors explore peer on peer violence, intimidation and social exclusion before considering its effects on students and making recommendations for action and further research. Key topics include: Cyberbullying and cyber aggression Rape culture across the university Homophobic and transphobic bullying The impact of bullying on mental health The role of bully and victim across the lifespan Policies and procedures to address bullying International in authorship and scope, this book will be an invaluable resource for students and researchers in fields such as education, psychology, sociology, health studies and criminology. It is also essential reading for university policy-makers and union representatives responsible for the emotional and physical well-being of students.

School Climate 2 0

Author: Sameer Hinduja
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412997836
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The authors connect the teens' technology use to the school environment and provide tools (including a companion website) for creating a positive school climate that counteracts cyberbullying and sexting.

Confronting Cyber Bullying

Author: Shaheen Shariff
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521700795
Format: PDF
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This book is directed to academics, educators, and government policy-makers who are concerned about addressing emerging cyber-bullying and anti-authority student expressions through the use of cell phone and Internet technologies. There is a current policy vacuum relating to the extent of educators' legal responsibilities to intervene when such expression takes place outside of school hours and school grounds on home computers and personal cell phones. Students, teachers, and school officials are often targets of such expression. The author analyzes government and school responses by reviewing positivist paradigms. Her review of a range of legal frameworks and judicial decisions from constitutional, human rights, child protection, and tort law perspectives redirects attention to legally substantive and pluralistic approaches that can help schools balance student free expression, supervision, safety, and learning.

Kids Gone Wild

Author: Joel Best
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814760651
Format: PDF, Mobi
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To hear mainstream media sources tell it, the sex lives of modern teenagers outpace even the smuttiest of cable television shows. Teen girls "sext" explicit photos to boys they like; they wear "sex bracelets" that signify what sexual activities they have done, or will do; they team up with other girls at "rainbow parties" to perform sex acts on groups of willing teen boys; they form "pregnancy pacts" with their best girlfriends to all become teen mothers at the same time. From The Today Show, to CNN, to the New York Times, stories of these events have been featured widely in the media. But are most teenage--or younger--children really going to sex parties and having multiple sexual encounters in an orgy-like fashion? Researchers say no--teen sex is actually not rampant and teen pregnancy is at low levels. But why do stories like these find such media traffic, exploiting parents' worst fears? How do these rumors get started, and how do they travel around the country and even across the globe? In Kids Gone Wild, best-selling authors Joel Best and Kathleen A. Bogle use these stories about the fears of the growing sexualization of childhood to explore what we know about contemporary legends and how both traditional media and the internet perpetuate these rumors while, at times, debating their authenticity. Best and Bogle describe the process by which such stories spread, trace how and to where they have moved, and track how they can morph as they travel from one medium to another. Ultimately, they find that our society's view of kids raging out of control has drastic and unforeseen consequences, fueling the debate on sex education and affecting policy decisions on everything from the availability of the morning after pill to who is included on sex offender registries. A surprising look at the truth behind the sensationalism in our culture, Kids Gone Wild is a much-needed wake-up call for a society determined to believe the worst about its young people.

CyberSafe

Author: Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe
Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics
ISBN: 9781581104523
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents a guide that helps children and parents navigate through today's digital technologies, products, terminology, and services; and offers advice on protecting children from online dangers such as cyberbullying and sexual predators.

Cyber Bullying No More

Author: Holli Kenley
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 1615991352
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Every day children are being humiliated, violated, and degraded through the use of electronic devices. This resource will give parents and guardians a manageable number of effective strategies and practical safety measures that can be easily implemented for the protection of children.

Kids Online

Author: Sonia Livingstone
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781847424389
Format: PDF
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As children spend more time online there are increasing questions about its social implications and consequences. The risks they face and the proposed solutions are all subject to continual change. This book which reports on the findings of the EU Kids Online project with a pan-European focus is a vital resource in today's rapidly changing internet environment.

Plugged in

Author: Patti M. Valkenburg
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300218877
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An illuminating study of the complex relationship between children and media in the digital age Now, as never before, young people are surrounded by media--thanks to the sophistication and portability of the technology that puts it literally in the palms of their hands. Drawing on data and empirical research that cross many fields and continents, authors Valkenburg and Piotrowski examine the role of media in the lives of children from birth through adolescence, addressing the complex issues of how media affect the young and what adults can do to encourage responsible use in an age of selfies, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This important study looks at both the sunny and the dark side of media use by today's youth, including why and how their preferences change throughout childhood, whether digital gaming is harmful or helpful, the effects of placing tablets and smartphones in the hands of toddlers, the susceptibility of young people to online advertising, the legitimacy of parental concerns about media multitasking, and more.