Diana Graber is the founder of Cyberwise (www.cyberwise.org) and Cyber Civics (www.cybercivics.com), two sites dedicated to improving the digital literacy skills of adults and children. She created and still teaches the Cyber Civics digital literacy curriculum in Southern California, and is the author of the forthcoming book, Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Children Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology (HarperCollins Leadership, Dec. '18).
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and as if on cue the Pew Research Center released its latest research on the topic. According to their comprehensive report, more than half of U.S. teens (59%) have experienced "some form of cyberbullying."
With summer upon us, our kids will (hopefully) be heading outdoors. But chances are they won’t be going anywhere without that little companion in their pockets: their mobile phones.