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The Social Media Machine: Pt. 2:Cyberbullying/Stalking

A kandid conversation about Cyberbullying/Stalking & Online Safety
Key Takeaways:
Wait as long as you can before giving your child a connected device.
Educate yourself and your kids on cyber-safety, red flags and what to do if they are approached inappro...


A kandid conversation about Cyberbullying/Stalking & Online Safety

Key Takeaways:

  • Wait as long as you can before giving your child a connected device.
  • Educate yourself and your kids on cyber-safety, red flags and what to do if they are approached inappropriately online by anyone they don't know 
  • If you or your child is the victim of cyberbullying or cyberstalking there are 3 important steps you can take: 1. Block and cease all communication with the person, 2. Take stock- Document the bully or stalking via screenshots, emails, etc., 3. Talk - Tell a trusted adult, report the offender(s) to the platform & law enforcement, but don't keep it bottled up inside!
  • Advocate for stricter cyberbullying/stalking laws in your area
  • Remember: NOTHING is really private on a public platfrom so if you don't want the world to know something, DON'T POST IT!!

Our guests this episode were:

Carling Middlestead, Producer & Host of the "I Did Not Sign Up for this "podcast.

https://www.ididnotsignupforthis.ca

&

Diana Graber, Author of "Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology" (HarperCollins Leadership '19), co-founder of CyberWise (aka, No Grownup Left Behind!) and founder of Cyber Civics, the popular middle school digital literacy curriculum. 

https://www.dianagraber.com

https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Humans-Digital-World-Relationship/

https://www.facebook.com/BeCyberwise

https://www.youtube.com/c/CyberWiseChannel

Kandidly Kristin

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Diana Graber

Author/Founder

Diana is the author of "Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology" (HarperCollins Leadership '19), co-founder of CyberWise (aka, No Grownup Left Behind!) and founder of Cyber Civics, the popular middle school digital literacy curriculum. Graber was a sports media producer for years before earning an M.A. in “Media Psychology & Social Change.” Her paper, "Media Literacy Education: A Developmental Approach," published in the Journal of Media Literacy Education (JMLE, '12), provided the impetus for creating Cyber Civics at Journey School, a public charter Waldorf school in Aliso Viejo, CA, where her own children were enrolled. Today Cyber Civics is taught in schools in 48 US states and internationally, and it was honored as an "Innovation in Education" finalist by Project Tomorrow and the O.C. Tech Alliance. In 2017, Graber received the "2017 Media Literacy Teacher Award" from the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). She is a regular contributor on digital media topics for Psychology Today and others, and is regularly interviewed by the media regarding tech topics. She's been an Adjunct Professor of Media Psychology teaching "Media Psychology for the 21st Century" and she presents regularly (virtually since COVID) to schools and community organizations across the US and she also conducts teacher workshops. Diana earned a B.A. in Communication Studies from UCLA and a M.A. in Media Psychology & Social Change from UCLA/Fielding Graduate University.

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Carling Middlestead

Host/Producer

Carling (she/her) is an event manager by day, and podcast producer/host by night. Inspired to start a podcast after growing up with a lot of trauma, she asked her bff of 20 years to join her and combine their use of humor, sarcasm, and brutal honesty to share stories of every day people going through extraordinary things.