If you are looking for information, experts who can answer your questions, or information you can share with someone you care about, these resources should be a great starting point for you. We’re always adding more, so if you have something to add, let us know!
Suicide and Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention Resource Center The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) provides prevention support, training, and materials to strengthen suicide prevention efforts. Among the resources found on its website is the SPRC Library Catalog, a searchable database containing a wealth of information on suicide and suicide prevention, including publications, peer-reviewed research studies, curricula, and web-based resources. Many of these items are available online.
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), located at the , is a valuable source of information and statistics about suicide, suicide risk, and suicide prevention. To locate information on suicide and suicide prevention, scroll down the left-hand navigation bar on the NCIPC website and click on “Suicide” under the “Violence” heading.
Suicide Prevention Action Network USA Suicide Prevention Action Network USA (SPAN USA) is the nation’s only suicide prevention organization dedicated to leveraging grassroots support among suicide survivors (those who have lost a loved one to suicide) and others to advance public policies that help prevent suicide.
Amazon.com isn’t often thought of as Social Media, but this security breach suggests we need to be very careful over there.
Safety Web featured on NBC Tampa Bay (good way to learn more!)
Danny Brown also told us about the Little Eye iPhone App (worth checking out!)
An overview from Norton on safety for seniors (we need to shine more light on this topic!)
A post by Mr. Brown on virtual stalking. He noted the comments he got were quite eye-opening.
Resources for Teens
National Institute of Mental Health is a Federal research agency. Its website features several publications for teens on suicide and depression, for example:
Facts for Teens: Teen Suicide
What to Do When a Friend Is Depressed-Guide for Students
Let’s Talk About Depression
TeensHealth Answers & Advice offers information for teens on physical and emotional health, food and fitness, and other issues. Information on suicide can be found there. TeensHealth is produced by the Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media.
Are you aware of your digital dossier? Something to consider for parents developing “brands” for their children too.
A Parents’ Guide to Facebook Offers Hands-On Help in Optimizing Teens’ Safety and Privacy in the World’s No. 1 Social Networking Site
Guidebook by Anne Collier and Larry Magid of ConnectSafely.org is published in partnership with the iKeepSafe Coalition
Washington DC, Nov. 8–ConnectSafely.org and the iKeepSafe Coalition are pleased to announce the publication of A Parents’ Guide to Facebook. The 35-page booklet and online resource – available for treading and printing at www.connectsafely.org/fbparents – provides parents with the perspective and how-to information they need to help their teens optimize their privacy and safety on Facebook. Magid and Collier had earlier co-authored MySpace Unraveled: A Parents’ Guide to Teen Social Networking (Peachpit Press, 2006).
* Click here to read or print out the 32-page guide (PDF).
* Click here for an at-a-glance chart with our recommended privacy settings for teens – checkbox by checkbox.
Danny Brown wrote a blog about why “Find Help” on Facebook is important
Go to Google and type in anything about teen bullying and social media and you’ll find no end of results of tragic stories.
From “normal” school bullying (though there’s nothing normal about any kind of bullying) to being harassed for your sexuality, the ability to easily bully teens online seems to be at an all-time high.
Which is why a new Facebook app from SafetyWeb could be a key tool in combating the issue.
Find Help on Facebook
By installing the app on Facebook, any teen can report abuse, bullying, sexual harassment and other issues directly to Facebook officials.