Did you know that one in five children sees inappropriate content online? Of course, streaming services aren’t entirely to blame—social media is the biggest assailant. However, if you can take steps to protect your children from seeing anything they shouldn’t on streaming services, you should.
Bullying and Harassment
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- The Iowa Department of Education provides provide definitions as well as multiple resources to prevent bullying and and harassment.
The Colorado Department of Education provides several resources, including those from the United States Government, regarding bullying prevention.
A guide developed for you with ten components and further descriptors to help you evaluate any bullying prevention programs you might consider.
The Iowa Department of Education provides these resources for bullying and harassment - including tips for educators on cyber bullying, best practices in preventing bullying, and resources for supporting ALL children.
Access: Bullying and Harassment
Videos and resources on best practices in bullying prevention.
This guide is provided by DrugRehab.com.
This site provides information on preventing bullying, harassment, violence, online bullying, and school bullies.
Access: Bullying Statistics
This federal site provides answers and resources about cyberbullying. Cyberbullying happens when kids bully each other through electronic technology. Find out why cyberbullying is different from traditional bullying, what you can do to prevent it, and how you can report it when it happens.
This document addresses the legal aspects of cyberbullying. The document addresses when a school may discipline the cyberbully. More importantly, the document discusses steps that must be taken by school officials even in situations where the school cannot lawfully punish the cyberbully.
Offers resources on cyberbullying from three researchers and authors in the field of bullying. This site requires you to sign in.
Access: Cyberbullying Help
This website serves as a clearinghouse of information concerning the ways adolescents use and misuse technology. It is intended to be a resource for parents, educators, law enforcement officers, counselors, and others who work with youth. Here you will find facts, figures, and detailed stories from those who have been directly impacted by online aggression. In addition, the site includes numerous resources to help you prevent and respond to cyberbullying incidents.
Access: Cyberbullying Research Center
This resource for bullying is great for all of us as educators, parents, and victims
This program includes the administration and follow-up of a data tool called the BVQ. (Bully, Victim Questionnaire) Questions on the Iowa Youth Survey regarding bullying and harassment are closely aligned with the BVQ. See your AEA Olweus Trainer for more information regarding the BVQ.
Access: The Olweus
This site provides information, research, and resources for the Olweus bullying prevention program.
In today’s world, protecting kids from streaming media isn’t as easy as it was ten, twenty, or thirty years ago. Gone are the days with two televisions in the house. Now, with several screens, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, parental control is a lot more challenging.
Designed to teach parents how to help their teens strengthen their privacy and safety on Facebook, the guide features important topics such as risks involved in social networking, how to parent Facebook users, managing reputation in the digital age, managing your privacy on Facebook, reporting problems and more. The guidebook is published in partnership with the iKeepSafe Coalition.
Access: A Parents' Guide to Facebook
Snapchat is all about fun and spontaneity. By default, the text, photos and videos you share delete automatically after being viewed by the recipient. Users love that they can share a moment that’s digital footprint-free — they don’t have to think about how their photos, videos or comments make them look to some unknown audience in the future. Snapchat is “in the moment” – not so much about taking pictures to look at later in life (though you can do that) but letting people experience them right now and then move on.
Check out tips for parents.
Access: Parent's Guide to Snapchat
TikTok is an entertainment platform that lets people create and share short videos. People love using the platform’s tools, filters, and special effects to combine video, music, and graphics into funny sketches, informational videos, and creative shorts. The app’s users often emphasize quirkiness and novelty, and in that respect, TikTok is helping expand the creative frontier of the internet.
Check out this site to guide parent's understanding of TikTok.
Access: Parent's Guide to TikTok
Is Instagram safe? How does it work? And what's a "finsta"? Everything parents need to know about this popular image-sharing app.
Is Snapchat safe for kids? How does it work? And what's with Snapstreaks? Everything curious parents need to know about this ultra-popular app.
Is TikTok safe? How does it work? And can I do a duet with my kid? Everything you need to know about this popular musical singing and sharing app.
The term "sexual violence" is used to describe violence against someone that is sexual in nature. It may include behaviors that are physical, verbal, or visual. There are three different types of sexual violence described in this document, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and sexual assault. This document provides general information and resources to help parents and families understand, recognize, and respond to sexual violence of their child or youth. Resources are organized into groups to ensure age appropriateness.
As schools begin to implement their policies and practices with regard to anti-bullying and harassment issues, the Iowa Department of Education's document provides an excerpt from "Preventing Bullying Policy." These excerpts are intended as a starting point to sort those programs that hold the greatest potential for success from those that have the best marketing strategy. It is titled: Program Selection Guidelines.
Access: Program Selection Guidelines
This document, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shares information the relationship between bullying and suicide with the goal of using this knowledge to save lives and prevent future bullying.
Provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
Educators, parents, students and communities are uniting across race, genders and place to demand safe and affirming schools where all our students can learn, grow and thrive. Our LGBTQ+ students need us to ensure our schools are places where all students are protected and empowered.
You deserve a welcoming, loving world. And so do the people you care about. Here you can reach out to a counselor if you’re struggling, find answers and information, and get the tools you need to help someone else.
Access: The Trevor Project
Evidence-based resources for violence prevention including bullying.
Access: Violence Prevention Works