Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Cyberbullying

Fifteen minutes of fame used to sound too short. But now -- with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a thousand other ways to get news instantly -- fame is more fleeting than ever. One minute you're... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
This school year, "drama" won't be limited to the school auditorium. Digital drama will play out in texts, on social media, and on popular teen websites. From forums that let kids pose hurtful... read more
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Jim Steyer
CEO and Founder | Dad of four
Matthew Burdette was a high school athlete -- a member of the water polo and wrestling teams -- and on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout in San Diego.   The 14-year-old committed suicide last... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Bullying is nothing new. But cyberbullying is relatively new -- and no one seems to know how to make it stop. In her groundbreaking book, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and... read more
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Ingrid Simone
Senior Editor, Apps | Mom of two
Kindness and compassion. These "soft skills" are ones that parents may think come naturally to their children. After all, your kids are good kids. You show them kindness and compassion, therefore... read more
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Liz Perle
Editor in Chief | Mom of two
Until recently, parents, teachers, and news accounts have focused on the relationship between a bully and his or her target. But experts say that there are usually more kids involved in a... read more
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Jim Steyer
CEO and Founder | Dad of four
On September 14, I woke up to read an article on the front page of the New York Times about a 12-year-old girl, Rebecca Sedwick, who committed suicide due to the devastating effects of cyberbullying... read more
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