Nevada Prevention Resource Center
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23 June 2014
2014 Cyberbullying Study This month, a study on Cyberbullying was released. The study, sponsored by McAfee is entitled 2014 Teens and the Screen study: Exploring Online Privacy, Social Networking and Cyberbullying . It is an annual study that looks at the online behavior and social networking habits of preteens and teens in the United States. This year’s study showed that 87% of youth have witnessed cyberbullying. This is a significant increase from last year’s
study when 27% of youth had witnessed some form of cyberbullying. Of the students who indicated that they had actually been victims of cyberbullying: 72% indicated that it was due to appearance, 26% said it was based on race or religion, and 22% responded that their sexuality was the factor. Of those who witnessed cyberbullying: 53% said that the victim became defensive or angry and 47% indicated that the
victim deleted the impacted social media account. The results of the 2014 survey found that 24% of youth don’t know what to do if they are harassed or bullied online. The study also found that 50% of the youth surveyed have had an argument because of something posted on social media. This represents a 51% increase from last year. For more information on the survey click here.
Tips for Youth Cyber Safety & Popular Youth Sites * Talk to your kids about the risks of online connections. * Make sure you have passwords for your children’s social media accounts and devices. * Research the devices your kids use so you know more about the devices than they do. * Keep up with the newest and latest social net-
works; at least understand how they work and whether your child uses the network. * Help your child to comprehend that online posts cannot be effectively deleted and will remain accessible, always. Recent information suggests that the two most popular sites for youth are You Tube and Instagram. You Tube was the most popular with 97% of
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students surveyed indicating they visit You Tube most often. Instagram was second with 92% of the students indicating that they visit the site or app on a weekly basis. A resource that may be of interest to parents: Cyberbullying Research Center. More information?
Bookmarks at NPRC
Currently available bookmarks: #1220 Fish - don’t swim with the crowd. #1219 Chameleon - show your indviduality. #1619 Sober Chillin - follow your path. Order these or others through our clearinghouse. For access to NPRC Clearinghouse materials click here. This publication was supported in whole or in part by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA) through State General Funds and/or the SAPT Block Grant for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. DHHS, SAMHSA, or the State of Nevada.
Grant Opportunities Funding Opportunity To Support Comprehensive Antigang Strategies and Programs OJJDP announced a fiscal year 2014 Comprehensive Antigang Strategies and Programs funding opportunity. It will provide funding for localities to enhance coordination of federal, state, and local resources in support of community partnerships implementing the following antigang programs: primary prevention, secondary prevention,
gang intervention, and targeted gang enforcement. Applications are due by July 14, 2014. More information here. FAQâ€™s here.
Funding Opportunity To Support School Justice Collaboration Program OJJDP announced fiscal year 2014 School Justice Collaboration Program: Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court funding opportunity.
This opportunity is a coordination effort with the Department of Education and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to implement a multidisciplinary initiative to improve school climates, support student mental health and behavioral needs, avoid student referrals to law enforcement, and facilitate a proactive and supportive school reentry process when a youth is referred. . Applications are due by July 21, 2014. More information here.
Upcoming Events Forum for Telehealth Innovators
FDA Extending Comment Period on Tobacco Regulations
The National Frontier and Rural (NFAR) ATTC is hosting the 2014 Addiction Treatment Technology Summit: Forum for Telehealth Innovators in Chicago, August 26th and 27th at the Double Tree Chicago-Magnificent Mile. The goal is to increase knowledge and awareness regarding technology-based substance use disorder interventions to promote the utilization of telehealth technologies in delivering addiction treatment and recovery services.
The FDA announced that the comment period on tobacco regulations is being extended from July 9, 2014 to August 8, 2014. Electronic submissions can be done at http://www. regulations.gov/#!home Written comments can be sent to: Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.
For individuals looking to sign up for the Update follow this QR Code from your smart phone and find the link on our website!
Call for Workshop Proposals for 2015 National Mentoring Summit The 2015 summit will explore the Expanding the Mentoring Effect theme and how mentoring can support young people in reaching positive and powerful life outcomes. Integrating mentoring is an essential tool to achieving positive youth outcomes. Proposals due by Friday June 27, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
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