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OPINION: Conversations Offline Prevent Shaming Online

Monday, December 29, 2014

Teens who debated online about a violent video game found they faced many of the same issues raised by the game itself.
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The Takeaway

An App That Fights Cyberbullying

Friday, February 07, 2014

A New Jersey school district will be the first to roll out the STOPit app, which seeks to get adults to intervene in cyberbullying before it's too late. Dr. Scott Taylor, superintendent of the Kenilworth School District and Dr. Elizabeth Englander, director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University discuss what this means for kids and the fight against bullying.

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The Takeaway

Yes, Your School is Watching You

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Around the country, schools are considering whether it's their responsibility - or if it’s even their right - to keep track of kids when they’re online, but off campus. Two educators who stand on different sides of the issue give their take. Brian Gatens is superintendent of Norwood Public School District in New Jersey. He believes that schools should not be in the business of monitoring students 24/7. And Martha Haakmat is Head of School at Brooklyn Heights Montessori in New York. She believes a school's responsibilities extend beyond the school walls

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The Takeaway

Are Criminal Charges the Best Way to Prevent Cyberbullying?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

This week, a Florida police department charged two girls ages 14 and 12 with aggravated stalking—a third-degree felony—for bullying a peer that eventually committed suicide. As more and more young people define their lives online, stories show that cyberbullying can have devastating consequences. But are felony charges the best way to punish bullies and prevent future incidents? What role should parents and teachers play? Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate and a fellow at Yale Law School, examines all of these questions. 

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Schoolbook

Teens Tackle Sexual Cyberbullying at Town Hall

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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Teenagers at a recent forum said social media outlets should do more to police explicit content involving minors while friends need to shift the shaming from the person in the photo to the person who violated her or his privacy by posting the images online.

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Schoolbook

Teens Say Online Shaming is a Familiar But Confusing Issue

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

A Radio Rookies story on sexual cyberbullying sparked a classroom discussion among students from the Academy for Young Writers who said they regularly encounter sexually explicit material online that involves their own classmates or friends.

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The Takeaway

A Teenage Girl's Perspective on the Culture of Online Slut-Shaming

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Temitayo Fagbenle is sixteen-years-old, and like a lot of teenagers, she sees a lot of images online that fall squarely under the definition of sexual cyberbullying; or in layman’s terms: slut shaming. They're photos of girls in various states of undress, often taken by their own boyfriends, and then posted on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Radio Rookies: Sexual Cyberbullying

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Temitayo Fagbenle, Radio Rookie, talks about her piece on what she calls "slut shaming" -- how teens use the Internet to bully each other and share sexually explicit material.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

It's Personal

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino comments on the controversy surrounding the Journal-News' decision to publish a map of gun permit holders in Rockland and Westchester Counties. Plus: Michael Hirsh of National Journal discusses Chuck Hagel's nomination for Defense Secretary; Eurasia Group's Ian Bremmer on 2013's global political risks; and a Radio Rookie explains the phenomenon of sexual cyberbullying.

Radio Rookies

Sexual Cyberbullying: The Modern Day Letter A

Friday, December 28, 2012

Many teenagers live half their lives on social media sites, and they're writing the rules as they go. One online trend Radio Rookie Temitayo Fagbenle finds disturbing is "slut-shaming" 

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Schoolbook

Students Report Cyberbullying Is Pervasive

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Nearly 70 percent of some 10,000 students statewide told legislators they were victims of cyberbullying or knew someone who had been attacked on the Web. A legislator sees this as support for his bill to make cyberbullying a separate crime.

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WNYC News

Lawmakers Want Cyberbullying To Be a Misdemeanor

Monday, September 26, 2011

State Senator Jeff Klein of the Bronx has introduced a bill that would make cyberbullying a misdemeanor in New York — a move that follows a series of widely publicized cyberbullying incidents, including the suicide of a 14-year-old Buffalo teen last week who was bullied online with gay slurs. 

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Radio Rookies

Facebook Drama

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Brianna loves spending time on Facebook and she loves the drama that is constantly unfolding there. Brianna's mother helps her navigate growing up with social media

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