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6 Reasons Why Bystanders Choose Not to Intervene to Stop Bullying

6 Reasons Why Bystanders Choose Not to Intervene to Stop Bullying | Teens on Social Media | Scoop.it
For kids, who are often in the very best position to stop the bullying that occurs in their midst, the barriers to intervention are very real and quite formidable.
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We do not understand why there shouldn't be something done to create limitations on bullying. Bullying isn't going to be stopped if there is nothing done to intervene and teans and going to get the message that they think they can easily get away with it. It is scary that there is nothing being done to intervene. Why is this? Why aren't people stepping in to intervene with these problems? It is leading to suicide but people are watching as outsiders. Why is this?
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Facebook loosens its rules on teen privacy | NetworkWorld.com

Facebook loosens its rules on teen privacy | NetworkWorld.com | Teens on Social Media | Scoop.it

Facebook announced Wednesday that it is loosening privacy rules for its teen users.

 

The announcement comes amid headlines about teenage bullying and cyber predators, and industry analysts expect the move to draw fire. The social network has frequently found itself criticized for its privacy policies, and this one could draw more attention than usual.

 

Until Wednesday, Facebook users between the ages of 13 and 17 were only able to share status updates, pictures and videos with their online friends or friends of friends. With the new policy, teenage users may opt to open up their accounts and make their posts public.

 

"Teens are among the savviest people using social media, and whether it comes to civic engagement, activism, or their thoughts on a new movie, they want to be heard," the company wrote in a blog post . "While only a small fraction of teens using Facebook might choose to post publicly, this update now gives them the choice to share more broadly, just like on other social media services."

 

Patrick Moorhead, an analyst with Moor Insights & Strategy, said the new policy could be an issue or Facebook. "Historically, online privacy activists have gotten riled up about Facebook privacy issues but it never really ever got far," he said. "Now there is the chance child advocacy and parent groups will step in."

 

Facebook also is enabling teens to turn on a Follow feature, which allows their posts to show up in other's news feeds.

 

Adult users have always been able to choose how public or private their information is made.

 

"We take the safety of teens very seriously, so they will see an extra reminder before they can share publicly," Facebook noted. " When teens choose "Public" in the audience selector, they'll see a reminder that the post can be seen by anyone, not just people they know, with an option to change the post's privacy. And if they choose to continue posting publicly, they will get an additional reminder."

 

Zeus Kerravala, an analyst with ZK Research, said Facebook's move is all about advertising.

 

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NC: Parents, leaders urged to take a stand against bullying | Salisbury Post

NC: Parents, leaders urged to take a stand against bullying | Salisbury Post | Teens on Social Media | Scoop.it

“A Night Against Bullying” sought to raise awareness of an issue that experts say has caused thousands of deaths, and left untold numbers of young people with emotional scars.

 

One after another, speakers shared statistics and stories, and worked to galvanize an audience of political leaders, school officials and many parents with children.

 

“We have an epidemic on your hands,” Cornerstone Lead Pastor Bill Godair said.

 

Safrit said his son “had a very promising life ahead of him.”

“To me, bullying is a weapon that is used against children every day,” Safrit said.

 

In Daniel’s case, “it killed him from the inside outward,” he said.

Megan Braun, a junior at North Rowan High School, spoke on behalf of National Voices for Equality Education and Enlightenment — a national organization working to stop bullying.

 

Braun, who said she had also been a victim of bullying, is now one of four teen spokespersons for the organization, she said.

 

“Bullying is not ‘kids being kids,’ or someone being mean one time,” Braun said.

 

She shared statistics stating that, in as many as 85 percent of cases, there is no intervention by adults or classmates when a child is bullied.

 

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School Choice: A Solution to Bullying - Town Hall

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As readers may or may not be aware, it's School Choice Week. However, given the items in the news, you could be forgiven for not knowing.
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Op-ed: The Complicated Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide - Advocate.com

Op-ed: The Complicated Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide - Advocate.com | Teens on Social Media | Scoop.it
Advocate.com Op-ed: The Complicated Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide Advocate.com She highlights that it is dangerous to draw a direct line from one to the other, especially because it perpetuates the idea that youth who are bullied...
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Parent Files Bullying Complaint Against High School Football Team ...

Parent Files Bullying Complaint Against High School Football Team ... | Teens on Social Media | Scoop.it
A Texas parent has complained that the team was bullying because the score was ran up.
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Who's responsible for bullied teen's suicide? - HLNtv.com

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Who's responsible for bullied teen's suicide?
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Rebecca Sedwick of Lakeland, Florida, jumped to her death last month. Her mother says the 12-year-old had been bullied repeatedly on social media.
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Teen's remark on Facebook sends cops into social media action to save a life - CNN International

Teen's remark on Facebook sends cops into social media action to save a life
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(CNN) -- A social media thread proved strong enough to pull a New Jersey teenager back from possible suicide, according to authorities.
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'Someone Out There Cares About You': Teen Blogger on Social Media, Bullying, Attempting Suicide, and Changing Her Life

'Someone Out There Cares About You': Teen Blogger on Social Media, Bullying, Attempting Suicide, and Changing Her Life | Teens on Social Media | Scoop.it
15-year-old Ally Del Monte responds to social media bullying in a video, to help others thinking of self-harm or suicide. (This is so sad )
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Police reach out on Facebook to stop a teen's suicide

Police reach out on Facebook to stop a teen's suicide | Teens on Social Media | Scoop.it
This wasn’t a case of talking a teenager down from a ledge. He wasn’t even on the bridge yet.

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Teen Brags on Facebook After Alleged Bullying Victim Commits Suicide

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Two girls were arrested in connection with the death Rebecca Sedwick, who committed suicide last month after being the target of online bullying.
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What Role Should Schools Play in Teens' Digital Social Life? | Common Sense Media

What Role Should Schools Play in Teens' Digital Social Life? | Common Sense Media | Teens on Social Media | Scoop.it
After a number of teen suicides related to bullying – and, more specifically, online harassment – the issue of cyberbullying, and how to put an en...

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Sign Up Your Child for Anti-Bully Program With NBC 5 - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Sign Up Your Child for Anti-Bully Program With NBC 5 - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth | Teens on Social Media | Scoop.it
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth Sign Up Your Child for Anti-Bully Program With NBC 5 NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth NBC 5, the Allen Americans and TKO Boxing Clubs invite you to help us launch “TKO Bullying,” a free anti-bullying awareness and fitness program in...
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Ellie Pace's comment, December 4, 2013 10:11 AM
Parents shouldn't necessarily have to sign their kids up for these groups but should take actions in some ways. Parents should be looking out for their kids. This can be done with talks about safety and how to appropriately treat social media. Parents should even monitor what their kids do in these websites. We understand that as for example a senior in high school parents shouldn't be monitor their kids every move but it still doesn't hurt to have casual conversations about internet safety and how words are hurtful. This could go a long way in preventing some of the outcomes we do see that arrive from cyberbullying.
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Sheriff urges parents to be vigilant after Pasco County teen hangs herself

Sheriff urges parents to be vigilant after Pasco County teen hangs herself | Teens on Social Media | Scoop.it
A story of a local teen taking her own life dominates the web after disturbing messages to the 16 year old surface.
Messages even asking her to kill herself!
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9 Teenage Suicides In The Last Year Were Linked To Cyber-Bullying On Social Network Ask.fm

9 Teenage Suicides In The Last Year Were Linked To Cyber-Bullying On Social Network Ask.fm | Teens on Social Media | Scoop.it
Wednesday morning, a 12-year-old girl's body was found after she leapt to her death at an abandoned cement silo, unable to take anonymous harassment anymore.
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Ellie Pace's comment, December 4, 2013 10:14 AM
Their should be some sort of law suits against these websites. Ask.fm creates nothing but trouble and bullying and is seen even at Collegiate. This site as lead to more than just these 9 suicides. In fact it has left thousands of people with lower self asteem and not far from choosing the route of suicide. The government should take some sort of action to limit this cyberbullying or create consequences because the message right now is that anyone can get away with this stuff because no actions are taken for the people that do cyberbullying but effected millions of innocents.
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Warning: Texting Plus Bullying May Equal Suicide - Guardian Express

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Suicides from 2007-2010 are up for teens and preteens. Experts are looking into these rates and finding a link between bullying and social media.
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14-year-old Florida girl in cyber-bullying case pleads not guilty - U.S. ...

14-year-old Florida girl in cyber-bullying case pleads not guilty - U.S. ... | Teens on Social Media | Scoop.it
The 14-year-old Florida girl charged in connection with the suicide of a 12-year-old schoolmate after months of bullying pleaded not guilty on Thursday, according to her attorney. The girl is one of two Polk County students, ...
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Ellie Pace's comment, December 4, 2013 10:17 AM
We have seen thousands of these stories in our research. People preform these malicious acts over social media and then when actions are finally taken they act as if they have done nothing as in this case when the girl pleads guilty. People need to be responsible for their actions and their needs to be set consequences for what happens when you do perform these acts online.
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Why has nothing been done to do this? What is stopping people from creating these consequences?
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Florida cyber-bullying suspect: Truth will never come out because ...

Florida cyber-bullying suspect: Truth will never come out because ... | Teens on Social Media | Scoop.it
One of the two Florida girls accused of cyber-bullying a 12-year-old classmate who committed suicide said in Facebook messages released Friday that.
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How To Protect Your Kids Against Cyber Bullying?

How To Protect Your Kids Against Cyber Bullying? | Teens on Social Media | Scoop.it
As more and more young people from different countries are reported to have committed suicide because they have been bullied online at one time or another, the rest of the world now continues to wake up to the exceptionally serious nature of cyber...

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Cyber-bullying, social media blamed after Florida teen commits suicide - New York Daily News

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New York Daily NewsCyber-bullying, social media blamed after Florida teen commits suicideNew York Daily NewsFriends of a 16-year-old Florida girl who killed herself this week are blaming social media.

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Ellie Pace's comment, December 4, 2013 10:21 AM
Not just here. Social media is the cause for so much harm everywhere. People are being affected everywhere. We have seen it just in the Collegiate community. People who say social media doesn't have effect are wrong. People are suffering everyday because of the cruelty the media has. It is everywhere: twitter, facebook, instagram, email, Ask.fm. Lets be real, we are surrounded by it and their is no way out now. We are slowly digging ourselves further into this and if actions aren't taken now, we are slowly going to dig ourselves in more and more and getting out will be the biggest struggle for future generations.