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015: Cyberbullying Prevention – From Tragedy to Solutions

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In this episode

Bullying often used to end when the school bell rang. In the digital age, cyber aggression can occur 24 hours a day. With new social media apps and technology every day, how do we help students navigate safely? Guest Carol Todd’s daughter, Amanda, took her life because of cyberbullying & mistreatment but we can prevent new tragedies with the right solutions.

About today’s guest

Carol Todd is a mother, advocate and longtime teacher. Carol’s daughter Amanda Todd raised awareness about the consequences of cyber-bullying with a YouTube video that’s been seen by over 19 million people. The Amanda Todd Legacy was created by Carol to help others in need with resources and assistance to address anti-bullying, mental health and cyber safety.

Recommended Resources:

  • “The Big Disconnect – Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age”– by Catherine Steiner-Adair EdD. and Teresa H. Barker
  • “It’s Complicated” – by Dana Boyd
  • “The App Generation” – by Gardner Howard and Katie Davis
  • “Disconnected: Youth, New Media and the Ethics Gap” – by Carrie James and Henry Jenkins

Guest Links

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