Cyberbullying is back in the news, most recently because of a so-called "smut list" published online that targeted 100 teenage girls, some as young as 14, for being promiscuous. (RT @ marykayhoal @SueScheff: Dealing with #Cyberbullying: 5 Essential #Parenting Tips http://ti.me/eKDEZH via @TIMEHealthland)
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In the latest status update on bullying, schools could now be held liable for students' Facebook and out-of-school harassment.
Education Department officials say legal action could be taken if schools don't address harassment and if it's determined they "reasonably should have known" about a student's conduct. This is the case even if the school was unaware of the bullying.
In an online survey** Bullying UK found that 43.5% of respondents aged 11-16 had been bullied via social networks such as Facebook, Bebo, Myspace, Twitter. 51% felt that blocking the bully from further contact or communication was a vital tool and a further 68 % felt that being able to report the perpetrator’s bullying activities would be advantageous.
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14-year-old allegedly threatened severe harm to one victim Read more by Naimah Jabali-Nash on CBS News' Crimesider. (New Jersey teen arrested for 'cyber-bullying' two 12-year-olds on Facebook, over a girl : http://t.co/7tZgJSe)
Social networking means many teenagers are never far from a bully, harassment or unwanted sexual messages.Teens are joining social-networking sites at younger ages, spreading bullying and other ugly behaviors to the virtual realm.
Parenting advice to help us monitor and stay involved in our kids' online world and increase their safety. Shocking statistics that confirm that we better supervise closer, the difference between monitoring and spying, and spy-free strategies and to help us do so.
A survey of 1500 parents, conducted by Vodafone as part of its national anti-bullying campaign, found not one mum or dad believed their child had ever harassed someone else.
Focusing on cyber bullying, the survey also found the parental supervision of children's internet activity steadily declined as the latter reached their teens - the time during which online intimidation reaches its peak. http://bit.ly/fFZaTJ)
BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - It's wrong. It's illegal, and sometimes it's deadly. Mississippi's Attorney General Jim Hood is telling high school students if they threaten or harass people online, there are consequences.
Hood said cyberbullying is putting pressure on today's young people like no generation before them has ever faced. The teasing and name calling that used to be mostly for school yards is now out there for the whole world to see.
NAMPA -- From kindergarten to high school, bullying is something that affects kids all across the country.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently designated bullying as a "National Health Crisis," affecting three million kids a year. One Nampa teen knows all too well the devastating effects a school bully can have.
At school, you might see it coming. But in cyberspace, bullies descend like virtual shadow boxers, their victims left to fend off the blows of an attacker cloaked by his computer.
Online, the mob mentality frequently takes over, an Internet analyst says.
“It’s often started by an individual (but) cyberbullying is almost comparable (to) a virtual lynch mob; it’s easy for people to pile on," Jesse Hirsh said in an interview from Toronto.
“You no longer think of the victim as a human, it’s just an Internet game. That makes it easier for others to join in, even when they’re not part of the school or the community. “That’s also what makes it . . . so difficult to stop, so difficult to police and so difficult for the victim to have any recourse."
Tips from the Times to fight Cyberbullying By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D. Marcia Eckerd has been a licensed psychologist in private practice for over 25 years, providing therapy, comprehensive testing and parent/school consultations.
Students at the Joyanne Miller School in Egg Harbor Township will end their lunch periods each Monday for the next couple of months with one of of nine short student-made public service announcements on bullying. (Local school districts try to stop bullying - in person and online http://bit.ly/hAQJr7)
Researchers at Concordia University have discovered a way to mathematically uncover the unique (and often sub-conscious) writing style, or "write print," of each individual. The most immediate application will help law enforcement identify the author of anonymous emails from a line of suspects.
Bullies are not uncommon to schools, but the ways kids are being bullied are new. (Parents learn to identify ways of cyber-bullying: Eva Vega-Olds from the Anti-Defamation League presents a cyber... http://bit.ly/hUR89f)
The latest craze sweeping Facebook involves "Friends" using your Facebook account to "Like" various things on Facebook or external websites that support Facebook's Like buttons or posting messages to your wall saying your nasty untrue things about you or others in your friends network.
Parents trying to protect their children from Internet bullying are scrambling to catch up with the technology. It is difficult enough to support one’s child through a siege of schoolyard bullying. But the lawlessness of the Internet, its potential for casual, breathtaking cruelty, and its capacity to cloak a bully’s identity all present slippery new challenges to this transitional generation of analog parents.
Stop the Hate, Spread the Hope, or STH Squared, has become a certified business. From this point, students are working to make it a non-profit organization and branch out to other schools. "It was an idea, a concept, and now it has grown into something that I never expected," says Longo.
The teens have created a website where they have posted a video about what the campaign is all about. They also invite teens to share their stories about bullying and how they can help each other.http://bit.ly/f7VctJ)
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