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Parents’ Top 10 Cyberbullying Questions

Advice, guidance, and solutions for families battling bullies.

  Caroline Knorr October 2, 2013 • Categories: Cyberbullying
Parenting Editor | Mom of one


With the statistics piling up, it has become increasingly clear that the cruelties inflicted by cyberbullying have become a devastating reality for many tweens and teens.   To read the entire article go to



Facebook Home?????


What Facebook Home Means for Your Kids

Would you like to have more information regarding this topic?  Would you like a site that would help you with all of the media that is around for your child to use and access?  Common Sense Media is a great place to review and has very helpful blogs on current apps, software, etc.

Common Sense Media

Another Career Site

Another great career site is “Nebraska Reality Check”.  Click on the link below to explore this site.

Nebraska Reality Check

Read over 1  2  and 3.  Chose the one that fits for you.  Then click the arrow in that box.  Enjoy and learn about money, life and occupations.

Career Site

You can use this site to help you explore career options that would fit for you.  It is fun and entertaining.  To go to “Drive of Your Life” click on the link below:

Drive Of Your Life

Register for this site and use it as often as you would like.

  • Steps:
  • 1  - Click on enter site
  • 2 – Type of user choose “Student” then click continue
  • 3 – If you have used this site before enter your username and password
  •    - If you are new choose First Time Vistor and click Register
  • 4 – Location – at school  click continue
  • 5 – Upper right side of box with yellow triangle  Choose Outside Indiana
  • 6 – State   Maine
  •    - City   Turner
  •    - School   Tripp Middle   click Continue
  • 7 – Grade Level   7
  •     – Fill in First Name   Last Name
  •     – Teacher     Mrs. Wing     click Continue
  • 8 – Create a Username   and Password     click continue
  • 9 – Enter site   read and answer questions about your self to start to build your car.  When your car is built you will have created a profile of careers that would fit “you”.  Drive your car through your “life” in that career.  Enjoy!

Back-to-School Questions Asked and Answered

Here is a super web site get help with the transition back to school:

Another site is geared towards “How to Raise a Reader”:


PSA on Cyber Bulling

Cyber Bullying

Promoting Academic Success At Home

Parents are the biggest link between school and student success. Here is a tip to help promote academic success at home:

Academic Engagement

(Commitment to school work and value placed on academics)

Reinforce strong academic performance

Show interest in homework and classroom activities

Help your child develop good study habits and time management skills

Provide a quiet study environment

Set a schedule for homework and recreation

Know the academic resources available for your child

Gay Bashing / Bullying

With the recent news about the 4th death of a young person due to bullying and harassment based on sexual orientation all of us need to be mindful of the words we hear around us.  Words like gay, fag and queer are hurtful and hateful.  Words like these are frequently heard in our hallways, classrooms and cafeteria.  No wonder students who are questioning or gay find schools unsafe.  Read the following from the “Think before you speak” site

Damaging language

The rate at which students use and hear negative language about lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people is huge. Over half of all students report hearing homophobic remarks often at school.

The common use of anti-LGBT language is directly related to an even bigger problem – the bullying and harassment of LGBT students.

9 out of 10 LGBT students report being harassed at school in the last year. Over one-third of LGBT students have been physically assaulted at school because of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Such frequent harassment results in LGBT students being more likely than others to:

  • Feel unsafe
  • Miss school
  • Receive lower grades
  • Not attend college

Creating a safe environment for all students – LGBT and straight alike – begins with one simple act: thinking before you speak.

A lot of anti-LGBT language is said carelessly, and isn’t intended as negative or hurtful. Understand what you’re saying, and think about the potential consequences of the words you choose.

Parent Site for Bullying Resources

I just came across a great site for parents and students.  It is Stop Bullying Now.  There are many great resources, articles and webisodes.  Check it out at

Stop Bullying Now

Stop Bullying Now