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Tribute to Detroit Renaissance High School Student Billy Watts: Life and Death played out on Social Media

I didn’t know Billy Watts or his family personally, but when I was alerted to view his social media timeline, I felt immediately connected to him.  Tragically, Billy Watts, 17, a senior at Renaissance High School in Detroit is no … Continue reading

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New App Monitors Twitter Feeds for Suicide Warnings – Keeping children, teens, and families safe Online

Earlier this week I shared my view of how a child’s online activities and cries for help often foreshadows their offline actions, resulting in a tragedy.  In the past few years there have been many cases where the victims shared … Continue reading

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18-year-old girl commits suicide after being cyberbullied by a shop owner – Keeping Teens Safe on the Internet

Cyberbullying is usually attributed to teens, however we should be aware that it can take many forms.  Unfortunately social media has taken the place of resolving issues, the old fashioned way, as some people have opted to take the cowardly … Continue reading

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12-year-old commits suicide after being cyberbullied about her hair and clothing – Keeping Kids Safe Online

12 year-old Katie Webb from Evesham, Worcestershire, took her own life after enduring insults from cyberbullies about her hair and clothing via social media sites.  Katie was found at her home and was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. … Continue reading

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Video: Online Slut Shaming of Girls – Keeping Kids Safe Online

I recently had an opportunity to participate in a live chat with teens about “slut-shaming.”  A Rookie Reporter says at her school girls are often the victims of “slut-shaming,” having explicit photos and videos of themselves posted online and shared … Continue reading

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