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ERIC Number: EJ881324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
Cyberbullying and Sexting: Technology Abuses of the 21st Century
Siegle, Del
Gifted Child Today, v33 n2 p14-16, 65 Spr 2010
Many young people cannot remember a time before Instant Messaging (IM), cell phone text messaging, video conferencing, blogging, e-mailing, and MySpace and Facebook postings existed. Thanks to the ubiquitous nature of technology in the 21st century, digital natives are accustomed to seeing, and being seen, on a scale that was unimaginable by their parents and teachers. This limitless access to information, peers, and even strangers around the globe brings with it a new set of safety concerns for parents and school personnel. Although schools have made concerted efforts to curb Internet abuse by developing acceptable use policies and installing filtering software for websites, expanded forms of technology and differing formats of information presentation have surfaced, and they warrant a new discussion of digital safety, abuse, and bullying. In this article, the author discusses technology abuses of the 21st century--cyberbullying and sexting--and provides tips to parents and educators for preventing cyberbullying. Responsible parents and educators have an obligation to understand the potential uses of new technologies and guide young people in their responsible implementation of them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Language: English
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