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Bullying/Internet Safety/Cyberbullying

The internet offers a wealth of resources and serves as a convenience for all. As a society, we have the responsibility of recognizing the advantages and disadvantages that the internet can pose. We also have the responsibility to teach young people how to be safe and productive digital citizens of the 21st century.

The following are resources available for parents, professionals, and youth to educate in internet safety and prevent bullying in children and adolescents. Resources are constantly being updated.

Fact Sheets/Tips/Flyers

Information on cyberbullying provided by the New York State Attorney General 
New York State's Dignity for All Students Act was signed into law in September 2010 and includes information on how the state seeks to provide a safe and supportive environment for students 
The Safe Place, Long Island provides tips for educators on cyber-bullying 
OnGuard Online Provides information on how to protect yourself online 
Experts top seven practices for safer computing 
Activities for teens on how to educate their community on cyberbullying 
5 Simple Tips 
Tips for both teens and parents on how to prevent sexting 
What is personal publishing? 
United States Department of Education
Quick facts and summary
For parents (on identity theft)
Detailed information from Parents Magazine that informs parents on how to protect their child's photos online  
Facts and Tips
What is yours?
Family friendly cyberbullying explanation for children, teens, and parents
Prepare Against Cyberbullying
2016 Fact Sheet on Bullying from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Internet Sites
Be a STAR ensures a positive and equitable social environment for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation through grassroots efforts beginning with education and awareness
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
Stop Bullying website in Spanish
Long Island’s leading non-profit dedicated to the prevention of bullying, child abuse and neglect, and the only volunteer organization that works directly with children and youth in New York’s Nassau and Suffolk elementary, middle and high schools
Information on bullying, dating violence, youth suicide, and more
Spearheaded by the Education Development Center, this website provides information and interactive tools on how to prevent bullying in children's lives
The United Federation of Teacher's (UFT) BRAVE campaign aims to combat bullying in schools
Interactive website for elementary school children to learn about bullying prevention
Improving communication with the youth in order to ensure safety in schools and community groups
Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth works to build community, provide a home and safe space for all, end anti-LGBT bullying, and prevent suicide
Create research-based social-emotional learning materials to help children succeed in school and in life
Dr. Lipkins, a licensed psychologist, on hazing, bullying, and tools on how to improve mental health and happiness
Providing programs and services to support and empower Long Islanders at critical times in their lives
A global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries, the number one cause of death to children in the United States
Promoting safety, permanency and well-being of our children in our communities
Teaches the history of the Holocaust and its lessons through education and community outreach in order to teach about the dangers of antisemitism, racism, bullying, and all other manifestations of intolerance
Kiwanis Kids group site that lists ways to combat bullying amongst school-age children and teens

Internet Safety
Make safety choices that fit your family
Avoid Scams, Protect your kids online, Be smart online, Secure your computer
Smart Socializing Starts Here(TM)
To see generations of the world's children grow up safely using technology and the internet
Tech intelligence for parents
Improving media literacy education through scholarship and community service 
An Innovation Lab and Research Center that studies, designs, and showcases media for support
Resources to help families better utilize technology for learning and earning
Educating and Empowering a digital society to use the internet safely and securely at home, work, and school, protecting the technology individuals use, the networks they connect to, and our shared digital assets
Provides one-to-one help, extensive information, and education to cyberspace users of all ages on a myriad of Internet and interactive technology safety, privacy and security issues 
Digital Citizenship, online safety, and civility
Working to make the online world safer for kids and their families through enlightened public policy, industry, best practice and good digital parenting
Recovering from identity theft

Prevent cyberbullying and internet harassment
MTV's A Thin Line campaign was developed to empower you to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in your life and amongst your peers
A volunteer organization founded in 1997 to fight online harrassment through education of the general public, education of law enforcement personnel, and empowerment of victims

Problem oriented guide on how police reduce bullying harm
Cyberbullying Fact Sheet
Provides educators with policy, program, and legal considerations that need to be addressed when dealing with bullying, cyberbullying, and general internet safety
Well-being of children on state-by-state basis
Facts, statistics, accounts, and prevention of cyberbullying
Facts and statistics on study of correlation between cyberbullying and suicide
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in schools to foster a sense of inclusion, warmth, and respect, and promote core social and emotional skills among both students and staff
Internet Safety and Bullying activity question handout
Nassau Boces program on reducing barriers to learning
Presentation and analysis of research on online safety

Speaking Resources

Media Materials
Video on bullying and activities to follow

Brochures on Internet Safety
Bullying in Middle School
Parent/Children Internet Contracts
Encourage better choices

How to talk to your kids about internet safety

For adults: How to do presentations and educate on internet safety

What is a bully?
Gives parents tips on how to help their kids navigate the online world

NYS Education laws on internet safety

Podcast from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on the severity of bullying and resources available for prevention efforts

News Coverage