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Welcome to, an electronic newsletter designed to advance counselors' level of technological literacy, application, and integration. You will find practical solutions and answers to technology related problems, especially as they apply to your job as counselor. If you would like to share a tip or trick, or if you would like to ask a question, e-mail Russ Sabella at

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Cyberbullying Prevention and Response: Expert Perspectives

Table of Contents

1. A “Living Internet”: Some Context for the Cyberbullying Discussion, Anne Collier
2. Cyberbullying: An Update and Synthesis of the Research, Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja
3. Cyberbullying and the Law, Nancy Willard
4. Youth Views on Cyberbullying, Patricia Agatston, Robin Kowalski, and Susan Limber
5. Cyberbullying: How School Counselors Can Help, Russell Sabella
6. Empowering Bystanders, Stan Davis and Charisse Nixon
7. You Mean We Gotta Teach That, Too? Mike Donlin
8. A “Toolbox” of Cyberbullying Prevention Initiatives and Activities, Jenny Walker
9. Responding to Cyberbullying: Advice for Educators and Parents, Elizabeth K. Englander
10. School Law Enforcement and Cyberbullying, Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin
Appendix A: Select Cyberbullying Curricula, Lesson Plans, and Materials
Appendix B: List of States with Bullying and Cyberbullying Laws
Must See Videos
New videos have been added since the last issue:

Send a text, stop a bully

Sext Up Kids (podcast)

New tools make self-publishing e-books easier

Maya Penn, 11-Year-Old Entrepreneur Designs Eco-Friendly Accessories

Letters alive™ Reading Curriculum: Augmented reality that makes learning ...

Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work | Video on

Breaking the Illusion of Limitation

Remove Duplicates in Excel

Jerry needs no help playing with his ball

LG Optimus Hyper Facade in Berlin

Anti-Bullying PSA: The Price of Silence

Fotoshop by Adobé

What Does a School Counselor Do?

Sort Of Dunno Nothing


Postings from Russ Sabella ...

– Keeping Kids
Out of High Tech Trouble. This blog supports Dr. Russell Sabella's work on educating children, parents, educators and other stake holders about the responsible use of technology. Included in these pages you will find helpful resources, lesson plans, links, and more. Russ's most recent book and workshops are primary resources for meeting this mission.

– eNewsletter. The e-Newsletter is an electronic publication designed to advance counselors' level of technological literacy, application, and integration. You will find practical solutions and answers to technology related problems, especially as they apply to your job as counselor.

– Must See Videos. When I see a video that would be useful, inspiring, enlightening among counselors, I post it here.

– Twitter. Postings about all thinks counseling, life, humor, and more.

Beautiful ... Inspiring .. Motivational ... Touching
Counseling Posters for your Office and Home

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“Be a smart wireless citizen” pamphlet from the Wireless Foundation”
also see Family Agreement at


Use CTRL+Enter to Enter Same Data in to Multiple Cells in Excel
Sometimes, we want to enter same data in to several cells. You can use CTRL+Enter to do this in a snap.

1.Select all the cells where you want to enter the same data.
2.       Type the data into the first cell
3.       Press CTRL+Enter
4.       Done!
See the animation on the website to understand how this works


Three Shortcuts for Switching Between Open Windows

I am a big fan of the ALT-TAB switcher, this one was new to me:

Windows key + Tab – (Flip 3D) This was introduced in Windows Vista and continued in Windows 7. It cycles through a 3D stack of open windows plus the desktop. Requires an Aero theme and supporting graphics. Hold down the Windows key and tap Tab until the desired window is displayed. Then release the Windows key.

Comcast: Do you know someone who might qualify for $9.95 a month Internet service and a low-cost computer?


Q: I'm typing a sentence into a cell and need to insert a hard return to start a new line in same cell. But when whenever I press the Enter key, my cursor moves to next cell. How do I start a new line within the same cell?

A: You have to press the ALT ENTER key while in the cell.


Google - Cloud Print
Google Cloud Print is a new technology that connects your printers to the web. Using Google Cloud Print, you can make your home and work printers available to you and anyone you choose, from the applications you use every day. Google Cloud Print works on your phone, tablet, Chromebook, PC, and any other web-connected device you want to print from.


Ninite - Install or Update Multiple Apps at Once
Just pick your apps and click Get Installer. Ninite does the rest — fully automatic. Especially helpful for loading up a new computer.


Microsoft Outlook 2007 Keyboard Shortcuts
This might also work in 2010, not sure .. When you are in a message, tap on the Spacebar to scroll down screen by screen. When you are at the end of the message, press Spacebar again to go to the next message. To simply go to the next message, tap on the Right Arrow key.


A web and iPhone application for copying the ‘hidden’ characters that comes with the computer’s typefaces, to be pasted into emails, tweets, text documents, forums and whatever else you might need to spice up your document. Just click on the character you want and it is automatically copied into member. Go to your application (e.g., Word, email, etc.) and paste.


Quick and Easy Way to Delete Internet Browser Caches, Cookies, or History
If you have ever been faced with wanting to delete your browser cache, cookies, or history, you know that the path to the browser dialog where this can be done involves a number of steps. However, there is a simple keyboard combination that will get you there faster. (Hold down all three keys.) It is
This shortcut works for Internet Explorer 8 and 9, Google Chrome, and Firefox 3.6 and up. The graphics below show the dialog that opens in each of the three types of browser when the shortcut is used.
Source: Gizmo’s Freeware


From 220 Excel Tips, Tutorials, Templates & Resources for You
These 220 tips are broken down in to following areas:
Formulas [52 tips]
Formatting & Conditional Formatting [36 tips]
Charting [60 tips & templates]
Tables & Pivot Tables [15 tips]
Using Excel [47 tips]
Free Downloads [5 downloads]
Recommended Resources [5 resources]


Structuring Your Data for EZANALYZE - All Excel Versions
Video tutorial by Dr. Tim Poynton that describes how to set up your spreadsheet when analyzing a survey.



Quick Screen Share
The Scout Report, Volume 17, Number 50, December 16, 2011
Quick Screen Share is pretty much the easiest way to share a screen, and it doesn't require registration or installation. The program allows visitors to also remotely control the mouse and keyboard, and it is a great way to share information on a range of projects. This version is compatible with all operating systems, including Linux.


Out on a Limb - A Guide to Getting Along


BeSeen - a Free Mobile App about Social Networking for Educators and Families
BeSeen is provided by Carnegie Mellon University and Web Wise Kids to teach youth how to be responsible in social networks by securing their private and personal information, protecting their online reputation and defending their peers. This online safety mobile application is a single-player game that simulates a social networking website. The player creates a profile and starts earning “friend” characters and interacting with them. They learn about others through their posts and help them through challenges in order to win awards and make new friends.
In BeSeen, the ultimate quest is to make friends. At first, that is a matter of getting involved in school activities, but as more friends join a social circle, they bring their problems with them. To keep friends and make more, it’s important not only to be involved but to be a good friend. Who is up for the challenge?


Workrave is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit. Please refer to the feature comparison for a complete list of features, and how the program performs with respect to other programs on the market. The program runs on GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows.


PowerPoint Games
These games were created in PowerPoint.  Download the templates and modify the games to fit your curriculum needs.

Positively Positive VIDEOS

Thank you to reader
Robert J. Chapman, Ph.D. for both of these.


Tools & Technology Search
Use machines, equipment, tools, or software to find high demand occupations. Learn about the tools, technology, and related skills needed to successfully perform in today's world of work.

Thanks to
Bob Tyra for this gem.


I usually create all of my diagrams and flowcharts in PowerPoint although this might be more effective (and more fun). With Cacao, you can create diagrams online Real time collaboration!


2012 Calendar in Excel from Chandoo
Here is a new year gift to all our readers – free 2012 Excel Calendar Template.
This calender has a one page full calendar with notes, in 4 different color schemes; 1 Mini calendar; and Monthly calendar (prints to 12 pages). Works for any year, just change year in Full tab.


Free Studio
With this free software you can convert video and audio files between different formats and to iPod, PSP, iPhone, BlackBerry and all popular mobile phones and devices; burn and rip DVDs and audio CDs; upload and download YouTube videos and music to your computer, iPod, PSP, iPhone and BlackBerry; perform basic editing of audio and video files as well as record videos and make snapshots.


All My Faves
“With AllMyFaves, users can smoothly cruise on the vast Internet highway without wasting valuable time or having to sieve through irrelevant search results.”


TiltShift Generator
Add professional tilt shift effects to photos


Reddit is a source for what's new and popular on the web.


streamWriter is a free application for windows that records music broadcasted by internet-radio stations.


The Bureau of Communication - Fill-in-the-blank Correspondence


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Sabella & Associates, LLC, 4922 SW 26th PL, Cape Coral, FL 33914 A Practical Guide to Keeping Kids Out of High-Tech Trouble

Russell A. Sabella, Ph.D.
From podcasts to porn, cyberbullying to cell phones, Dr. Russell Sabella helps readers understand the risks that emerge when high-tech tools, uninformed parents, and exuberant youth collide. Because kids are growing up with modern technologies, many are more expert than their parents. As a result, a parent's ability to make effective decisions for how technology is used may be compromised. empowers parents, educators, and other care takers to better understand the electronic terrain. Readers will be better able to help children safely and securely navigate a minefield of inappropriate and risky situations.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

National Eating Disorders, NEDAwareness Week

National Eating Disorders, NEDAwareness Week

Hi All,

I'd like to introduce myself. I'm Susie Roman, Director of Programs at
the National Eating Disorders Association, and I'm excited to be
joining this group (thank you, Nancy!). Since pro-anorexia/bulimia
sites has been a big buzz in the media lately, I thought you all might
be interested in National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (happening
now!) and NEDA's new partnership with Tumblr to ban active promotion
of self-harm.

Tumblr is implementing their policy this week, during NEDAwareness
Week (Feb 26-March3), to flag and remove dangerous sites that
encourage and glorify eating disorder behaviors and images intended to
be "thinspo" (thinspiration). They will also be posting a PSA
announcement directing those searching terms related to eating
disorders and pro-ana/mia sites to the NEDA Helpline and website for
resources. This is a big development, because it is a platform with 40
million users, taking a stand and recognizing that viewing pro-ana
content can trigger or further entrench eating disorders, which are
serious mental health conditions, not lifestyle choices. We've worked
with Facebook as well, in an advisory capacity, so it is encouraging
to see some of these industry leaders setting an example in this area.
If you want to know more about this topic and the dangers of pro-ana/
mia sites, feel free to email me.

I also wanted to invite you and your members/constituents to join us
as participants in NEDAwareness Week. Anyone can register (takes 30
seconds and is free) and receive access to tons of free, online
resources such as the print-ready stats/facts sheets, Educator Packet
(activities for the classroom, discussion guides, film list, printable
bookmarks), PowerPoint Presentations, event listings, activity guides,
pre-written articles on a very broad range of topics and much more. We
have seen a very stong positive correlation between increasing
participation in NEDAwareness Week and calls to our Helpline, support
programs and website, so we know how important raising awareness and
educating all communities is. Here are the links, and once registered,
you can download the NEDAwareness Week logo key messages, etc.
NEDAwareness Week Homepage:
NEDAwareness Week Registration:

I look forward to being a part of your discussions and learning about
all of your important work.

Susie Roman

Human Rights Petition: MPAA: Don’t let the bullies win! Give ‘Bully’ a PG-13 instead of an R rating! |

Human Rights Petition: MPAA: Don’t let the bullies win! Give ‘Bully’ a PG-13 instead of an R rating! |

You may have heard about the upcoming movie, "Bully," which releases on March 30. Unfortunately, the Motion Picture Association of America has rated it "R" due to language in the film, which means many students who need to see the movie won't be able to see it.

Lee Hirsch, "Bully" director, says, "I made 'Bully' for everyone to see, kids who are bullied, who bully and the vast majority who are witnesses. Those kids can make change by speaking up, becoming upstanders instead of bystanders. We have to change hearts and minds in order to stop this epidemic, which affects more than 13 million young lives a year in our country. The stark realities of bullying are that kids say terrible things to each other, and kids in junior and senior high school use profanity. It is devastating that the MPAA, in adhering to a strict limit on certain words, would prevent this film from being seen by those who need its message the most."

Katy Butler, a high school student from Ann Arbor, Mich., is taking a stand. She has launched an online petition urging the MPAA to reconsider its rating. In under 24 hours, more than 100,000 people had signed on. ASCA encourages its members to sign the petition and encourage their students and school staff to do the same.

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