Category Archives: Library Information

Tips For Handling Cyberbullying and Internet Privacy for Children

By   12/13/2017

An Update to include Protecting Children’s Privacy Online

Cyberbullying has become a real hot-button issue in recent years.  It could be happening in your library or to teens using your library.  A recent blog article by Julie Greller of A Media Specialist’s Guide to the Internet compiles a list of cyberbullying resource links that could come in handy if you are confronted with a cyberbullying situation.

A couple of sites that stand out from the list include:

  • TeensHealth.org — This site provides information about  a wide range of teen issues for both teens and parents.
  • Report Cyberbullies — As the title indicates, this resource tells you how to report cyberbullies and what information you need to do so.
  • Childnet.com — Childnet in an international non-profit organization helping to make the internet a great and safe place for children.
  • Comparitech.com— Protecting Children’s Privacy Online – A Guide for Parents, Carers and Educators
  • https://privacy.net/stop-isps-tracking-your-child/ –Guide to stopping ISPS and advertisers from gathering information on children
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NYLA 2016 Legislative Session Recap

By   07/02/2016

The 2016 Legislative Session finally wrapped up in the early hours of June 17th. Each Legislative Session and annual state budget process presents its own unique political, policy, and economic challenges, but this year was particularly difficult to navigate. Together with library advocates from across New York State, NYLA met these challenges head-on, and secured a third consecutive year of impressive, hard-won victories.

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A Conversation with Teens, Parents, Teachers and Caregivers – Rape or Regret?

By   04/09/2014

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 6 PM, there will be a free showing of the video “Rape or Regret? A Jury’s Dilemma” at the Saratoga Film Forum, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. This viewing, facilitated by staff from Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services, is part of the 2014 “Humanitarian Games” program developed by Youth2, which launched on April 1st. During the Games, participating area youth will travel from non-profit to non-profit completing community service requirements.
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