Book of the Month — October 2016 (Bullying Prevention Awareness Month)

Welcome back, readers! As we start the month of October, we are proud to offer reading recommendations for a very important month: October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month   Bullying does not discriminate and it knows no boundaries. Anyone can be affected by bullying — men and women; adults, teens and children; people of different races, nationalities, and preferences. You …

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How to Keep Your Middle School Student Safe Online

Welcome back to our series on internet safety!  As a parent, it is your responsibility to ensure that your children are safe online.  You wouldn’t let them go outside and play alone without some rules…and the same should be true for letting them go online alone. We have already discussed elementary school tips and suggestions.  Even kindergarten students need to …

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Internet Safety Tips for Upper Elementary Students

  Today we are continuing our series on internet safety.  In our last post, we discussed the importance of introducing your children to safe internet procedures.  As the title of that post suggests, we recommended starting this discussion with your children at a young age.  It is important that they know how to keep themselves safe, especially online. This post …

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Dealing with Bullying

Note: This post was written by a guest author.   Below is the final installment of our first bullying series.  If you personally have any tips or insight on how to manage and get through a bullying situation, please sound off below in the Comments section. How should a parent react to hearing that their child is being a bully? …

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Roles in Bullying

Note: This post was written by a guest author.   Welcome to the third installment of our series on bullying. Again, much appreciation goes out to Jackie Summers, Bullying Prevention Specialist for Akron Public Schools, for the insightful dialogue below: What are the roles of peers with the bullied/bully? Most kids think it’s not cool to bully, and feel they …

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Bullying & Gender

Note: This post was written by a guest author.   Here is the second installment of our expanded four part series on bullying.  Below continues my conversation with Jackie Summers, Bullying Prevention Specialist for the Akron Public Schools. Before we get into the varying ways that boys and girls bully, let me ask if there are some types of kids …

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The Basis of Bullying

Note: This post was written by a guest author.   Everyone is talking about it: from parents across America to Anderson Cooper and Justin Beiber, from Neil Patrick Harris, and Tim McGraw, to Ellen DeGeneres.  They are all talking about bullying.  But it is with a sad heart that this is what I’m blogging about.  Here in Northeast Ohio, bullying …

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