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Bullying / Abuse

New AP/MTV survey – 4 out of 10 teens in a relationship say their partners have used computers or cellphones to abuse or control them

The Associated Press released a story this morning announcing the findings from their joint MTVonline bullying survey.  Below are some of the highlights from the poll.  Fifty-six percent of respondents say they’ve been electronically bullied in some way or another, up from 50 percent in 2009, with the most frequent forms of bullying including people writing things online […]

Join The Safety Mom for the #TrueCare Twitter Party

 When – September 21, 2011 from 9pm – 10pm EST Topic –  Social Media and Your Child – What Every Parent Must Know! Hashtag – #TrueCare Prizes – Three random participants will receive a 6-month subscription to try out the TrueCare online monitoring system AND a $50 Amazon gift card. Do you know what PRW* stands […]

National Cyber Safety Awareness Day

Today is National Cyber Safety Awareness Day. A few years ago, this day would be unheard of but unfotunately, cyber-bullying has become one of the greatest dangers effecting our kids. And, it’s not just teens. One of the largest growing poplulations on the Internet is 2 – 4 year olds. As our young children gain […]

Tyler Clementi’s death isn’t about gay or straight, it’s about the desire to hurt someone in the name of a “prank”, by Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

By Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom This week I read in horror about Rutgers student Tyler Clementi’s suicide after his roommate secretly video-taped his sexual encounter with another man.  The two suspects are now being charged with invasion of privacy with the most serious charges carrying a penalty of up to five years in prison.  […]

How can we stop the epidemic of bullying? Let’s start teaching tolerance by example

Today I was the guest speaker at a conference about cyberbulllying.  Whether it’s cyberbullying or “traditional” bullying, it’s a problem that’s growing.  Within the past 24 hours I’ve read two stories about  bullying and I’m sure there are hundreds more that didn’t make the news.  The first involved a boy who had his arms broken […]

Guest Blog Post: Ten Signs of Cyber Abuse by Dave Baker helps parents know when their children are being bullied online. Did you know that more than half of America’s teens are exposed to cyber bullying? Studies show this form of abuse is growing at a very fast pace. Cyber bullying includes rumors, threats, gossip and humiliation and happens through e-mail, websites, blogs, chat rooms, […]

Everything I needed to know I learned in kindergarten from my mom – by Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

This past Wednesday on my radio show, Keeping It Together With Alison, The Safety Mom, I featured two inspirational moms.  Women who have made a difference in their community and in their own family’s life.  If you’d like to hear it, you can search for my show on I Tunes and download it.  Unfortunately, at […]

My round of school interviews begins for my special needs’ bullies please! by Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

For the past two weeks, Spencer has been in a partial hospital program.  It’s been tough.  I realize that there are all sorts of kids there with a variety of problems but he’s been thrown in with kids who definitely have some serious behavior issues.  He’s been so upset because kids are calling him nasty […]