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New video game tries to combat cyberbullying

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A new simulation video game from Pixelberry Studios is teaming up with The Cybersmile Foundation to battle many issues a typical high school student goes through, including bullying.

Via Luísa Lima
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The more children see how serious of an issue cyberbullying really is, the less incidents will occur. The video game will show all of the battles that a typical teenager goes through on a daily basis including cyberbullying. 

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Born This Way Foundation

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Born This Way Foundation is building a braver, kinder world that celebrates individuality and empowers young people. Learn more today.

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Give children a chance to be themselves without dealing with any consequences. Camps let children experience their individualites and they can also socialize with other children and feel normal.

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Parents get greater control of children on phone and online with new blocking tool

Parents get greater control of children on phone and online with new blocking tool | Words Hurt More Than Fists | Scoop.it
PARENTS will soon be able to limit the time their children spend on the internet and on calls from their mobile phones - and impose time-of-day restrictions.
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Limiting the amount of time children spend on social media is a great idea. This will give children the opportunity to find something else to keep them occupied. Also, they can can put their focus into something else, such as school, family or sports. The main reason why cyberbullying continues to be an issue is because children are constantly on the web and it is easy to voice an opinion when no one is watching or listening. 

 

I like to think that all children are not familiar with social media, however children are much better with technology than most older ages. They are sponges that absorb every bit of information than come across and with social media being new and exciting, its the most popular thing in a young child's life.

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A Cyberbully Convicted - Crazy Crimes, Suicide and Attempts : People.com

A Cyberbully Convicted - Crazy Crimes, Suicide and Attempts : People.com | Words Hurt More Than Fists | Scoop.it
Lori Drew Helped Create a Fictional Boy on Myspace, Leading to a Teen's Suicide. Now She May Go to Jail for It
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Why do young girls think it's okay to get back at their friends through social media? 

 

I can think of a few reasons. Social media is public for everyone to see. This 13-year old used MySpace to connect with her friends outside of school, this is how she met the fictional teenager Josh. Girls believe that if their image looks good, then they will not be teased or harassed by their surroundings. I understand how girls work, because I am a 21-year old college student and have seen it all. Social media allows us to think behind closed doors, where there is no pressure to answer right away. The only way for someone to believe a lie, is by posting it on social media where everyone can see it. 

 

Social media is becoming a big part of children's lives. They are using technology everyday and have easy access to it. Parents need to realize what their children are up to and prevent any serious danger from happening.

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10-Year-Old Screams Out In Footage Of His Vicious Bus Bullying

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Chilling video of 10-year-old Cequan Haskins being viciously bullied on a school bus in May 2011 was released publicly on Friday by the boy's mother at a press conference in Appomattox County, Va., WSET-TV reports.

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What immediately grabbed my attention, was the title of the article. "10-Year-Old Screams Out in Footage." My first thought was, did anyone hear him scream? After reviewing the article, I saw that the bus driver was encouraging the bullying. Read a little further to find out that the driver was acquitted of all child abuse chargers only a few months ago. This article showed how selfish we are as adults. Instead of ending the fight between the children, the driver let it carry on for one's own entertainment. Also, this article proved why we as American's do not take bullying seriously, because we let the harassment and violence continue on without any real authority. The 40 minute incident that happened on the bus could have been over in a second, if there was an authority occurring. Children think this behavior is okay because there are never real consequences.

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Mother of cyberbullying victim Amanda Todd speaks out against online abuse

Mother of cyberbullying victim Amanda Todd speaks out against online abuse | Words Hurt More Than Fists | Scoop.it
In 2012, 15-year-old Canadian Amanda Todd committed suicide after more than two years of relentless harassment online.
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Technology is so faceless that anyone can get away with saying anything on the Internet. Anything that is sent or posted online will never be private. In this article Amanda Todd sent a nude picture that traveled around cyberspace. This young teen was constantly being harassed by a 35-year old.  Todd, like every other person communicating on the Internet, probably did not know who she was communicating with. There are no boundaries online, so anyone can be anonymous and communicate with other people without them knowing who they are. 

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Help Stop Bullying and Cyberbullying | STOMP Out Bullying™

Help Stop Bullying and Cyberbullying | STOMP Out Bullying™ | Words Hurt More Than Fists | Scoop.it
Learn how you can prevent bullying and cyberbullying. Get involved with STOMP Out Bullying, a national organization dedicated to bullying prevention.

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How much cyberbullying has grown since the early 2,000's. It is starting to become an everyday routine for children.

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Street bullying is a Reality ~ Cyber bullying is a Virtual One » Kids ...

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Street bullying is a Reality ~ Cyber bullying is a Virtual One ... As the bully grows up he/she continues to claim a stake in preschool, on the middle school playground and eventually in high school. Each day an estimated ...

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Street bullying can have the same affect as cyberbullying. The victim will go through the same torture; low self esteem, depression, failing grades, suicide and destructive acts of violence. Cyberbullies take advantage of their online identity because they are hidden behind the monitor and suddenly gain the courage to use violent words.

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Sophia Mameli's curator insight, December 4, 2017 6:53 PM
Street. bullying can easily be stopped if people around them take action to stop and prevent it. However, cyberbullying is hard to stop because accounts can be rigged or anonymous to help the bully not get caught, so it's important that apps make it harder for bullies to do this.
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Cyberbullying

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Using technology to bully is a problem that's on the rise. The good news is awareness of how to prevent cyberbullying is growing even faster. See our tips on what to do.

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How to know if you are a victim of cyberbullying?

 

If the bullying is repeated threats or insults you are a victim. It is never just one joke, the bully does constant harrasment that goes beyond typical teasing.If you are not sure if you are a victim of cyberbullying, it is better to ask someone, anyone you can trust because bullying can escalate and more people can become involved. Walking away may sound like a childish act to do when you are a victim of cyberbullying, but it may be a good idea. Walking away from all electronics can take you out of the virtual world. This allows you to create some space between you and the bullies, so they do not see your emotions and how you react to the bullying.

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Teen Anti Cyber Bully Campaign Goes Viral

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OSSEO, MN-- Seventeen-year-old Kevin Curwick, an Osseo High School football team captain, is using Twitter to fight cyber bullies and compliment his classmates, but much to his surprise, now people across the world are returning the favor.

 

"A nice word can go a long ways," he said. "We are a society looking for the positive."

 

Curwick has heard from people from Iowa to Connecticut, and from Australia to England ever since he came forward behind the anonymous Twitter account, @OsseoNiceThings.

 

He created the "nice" Twitter account to lift spirits of classmates that had been bullied on another Twitter page, but remained anonymous when tweeting things like "great artist but even better friend", "Osseo's rawest rapper", and "puts others before herself."

 

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http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=241026

 


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"A nice word can go a long way," 17-year old Kevin Curwick says after he creates am annonymous Twitter account that contains compliments to all the other kids in his high school.

 

It is encouraging to see that a student is the one stepping up to prevent bullying from happening at his school. It only takes one person to initiate something for everyone to join in on. It is more beneficial coming from a classmate because others can relate to him more. The Twitter is easy for the Osseo High School students to access because the account targets them directly. 

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Cary police charge man with statutory rape, cyberbullying of 14-year-old - News & Observer

Read stories, articles and news on Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Wake County, Durham County, Orange County, Chatham County, Johnston County, Research Triangle and North Carolina crime, communities, education, environment, government,...
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How cyberbullying can start from a simple photo and caption. Alex from Target had no idea that his photo was taken by a random costumer and then put up on Twitter. His fame has caused him to be famous on Twitter, but what comes with fame is hate. Alex has been getting abusive and vulgar messages online from complete strangers.

 

We may not always be involved with bullies, but there is always a chance that we can become a victim of abuse.

 

Click the link to see how it all starts.

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How MTV & Digital Games (Angry Birds) Are Helping Kids Learn About Cyberbullying

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"It is essential to teach digital literacies, including cyber citizenship in school; however, few schools do, and so much of children’s experience with digital media is gained outside the classroom – which is why it’s so exciting to see MTV team up with the widely popular game “Angry Birds” to raise awareness about cyberbullying."


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MTV teams up with the popular game "Angry Birds" to help raise awareness to children and teens who play this game. Games control children's behaviors so this commercial can make children do something that can't be taught in real life. The media is mostly viewed outside the classroom when students are searching the Internet or playing with apps on their technological devices.

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helps raise awareness about cyber bullying. credit author

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I'm Getting Bullied

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This site is a great source for children to use if they are being bullied. They are able to explain their story without feeling scared. Writing or typing words out sometimes help release some stress and depression that one is feeling. It is important for children to feel that they are being heard. This allows them to know that they are being supported and are not being judged in any way. This site lets children feel safe enough to admit what they are going through.

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Bullying has long-term health consequences

Childhood bullying can lead to long term health consequences, including general and mental health issues, behavioral problems, eating disorders, smoking, alcohol use, and homelessness, a study by the Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State...

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Childhood bullying can generate long-term consequences, such as depression, health issues, behavioral problems, drug abuse etc. When children are bullied, I believe they are being pushed to their limits and beyond. Victims of bullying look to escape the violence and harassment, so they find an outlet such as drugs. Bullying changes a young one's life because they do not feel that they have any support to lean on. The victim is no longer in control when they are being harassed, so negative changes become natural for the child. The only way to prevent these long-term consequences from happening is to ignore the bullying and tell someone immediately because one person cannot handle a serious situation such as bullying.

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Indiana mom sends son to school with stun gun to confront bullies

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An Indiana mother sent her gay son to school with a stun gun after administrators apparently didn't do enough to stop bullying
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Schools administrators need to be more involved in what their students are doing on school property. 

 

Darnell Young is one of many kids that are being harassed for being gay. The bullying could've stopped if the administrators spoke on Darnell's behalf, but instead they poked fingers at Darnell as well. When nothing is being said to children about bullying, the more they believe it is okay. This article does not involve cyberbullying, but it does show why children think its okay to bully others, because no one is taking authority and saying it is an act of violence.

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Alexis Pilkington Facebook: Cyber Bullies Harass Dead Teen Even After Suicide

Alexis Pilkington was a popular athlete, a well-liked star who had already landed a soccer scholarship to college. But none of that stopped the 17-year-old from becoming the target of nasty online comments.

Even after the Long Island girl killed h...
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The Facebook app is being abused by kids who want to bully other kids around them. Pilkington  was only 17-years old when she committed suicide. Not only was she being harassed before her death, but also after. The Facebook memorial page that was created, was filled with rude comments about her. Children get entertainment when they bully one another, but how is death something to cheer about? Pilkington was ready to graduate and had a soccer scholarship, this shows how cyberbullying can torture anyone's life. 

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Social Media Taken Too Far?

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Social networking was created for people to keep in touch with their family and friends. Today, the media is used for harassment and embarrassment. 

 

Online bullying is a never ending process. Bullying happens when it is in public, around people and face-to-face. Online bullying can happen anywhere because the Internet can be reached at any point in time. We have smart phones and other technological devices that allow cyberbullying to be an all day event. Children are very vulnerable and will believe what is said about them. Social media has been taken to far by bullies who abuse the Internet and use it for their entertainment.

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At Facebook, Creating Empathy Among Cyberbullying

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Arturo Bejar is trying to create empathy among teenage users to curb cyberbullying and harassment.
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Creating a tool on Facebook that people can use when their feelings are hurt is a great idea. This tool will let the user know that their post has hurt one of their viewer's feelings. It takes more courage to actually message the person who posted it, so by having that tool the user will know that they need to remove their post. 

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America is showing a bad example for other countries, when it comes to cyberbullying.

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Picture that shows how cyberbullying effected a 10-year old girl.

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'Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar': GOP staffer calls Malia and Sasha Obama classless in outrageous cyber-bullying Facebook post

'Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar': GOP staffer calls Malia and Sasha Obama classless in outrageous cyber-bullying Facebook post | Words Hurt More Than Fists | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Lauden, once a media director for the Republican National Committee, called Malia, 16, and Sasha, 13, 'classless' and took aim at their short skirts which 'deserve a spot at a bar'.

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This article shows that cyberbullying can happen to anyone. Obama's daughters 13-year old Malia and 16-year old Sasha were bullied by a grown woman on Facebook. These poor girls do not even know who this woman is and were still being judged about their outfits all over social media. The media is fee for anyone to use and it just goes to show how hurtful words can truly be. We use the media ti display how we feel about one another because we are behind closed doors. This picture shows, that even just one captured moment taken can be judged in the most negative manner.

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Cyberbullying – The Virtual Playground and the First Amendment

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In this article, we’ll explore the concept of cyberbullying in schools, and how it is affected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

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Students should not feel afraid to go to school and if they are, schools should act upon this immediately. If a cyberbullying incident were to happen amongst students, the school has the ability to put an end to it. It is not freedom of speech if the student is being harrased by other classmates. The bullying is probably happening in the classroom as students are using their phones in the classroom to post more hurtful messages. 

 

Standing up for what we believe in is not the same as constantly saying harmful words to someone who is an easy target. Cyberbullying is a virtual playground because children get amused by writing messages on the Internet as well as posting unrealistic photos about another human being. We need to teach our children what it means to use our Freedom of Speech over the Internet.

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#DeleteCyberbullying [Infographic]

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EU Awareness Raising Campaign on Cyberbullying

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We can come up with hundreds of ways to raise awareness on cyberbullying, but how do we actually know that people are getting the message? The best way is to give students, teachers and parents the most knowledge on cyberbullying, so that we can take the topic more seriously. The Big March is a virtual  protest against cyberbullying that contains:

     

     - An EU conference

     - An awareness raising video in 10 different languages

     - A virtual Big March against cyberbullying

     - A free app available in Google Play store

 

The project contains a video that shows what the Big March is all about. A group of students who are left with bruises, scars and tears, all walking in one direction while dressed in their school uniforms. The video shows unity, courage and strength from the ones effected by bullying. 

 

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COFACE's comment, April 12, 2013 1:56 PM
Thank you Gust!! This is the link to our European Conference on Cyberbullying on the 28th of May in Madrid http://deletecyberbullying.wordpress.com/communication/
Lucy Beaton's curator insight, November 19, 2013 10:01 PM

Good infographic on online safety.

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Cyberbullying Warning Signs

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Some warning signs that your child/teen may be the target of cyberbullying.
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If you do not know if your child is a target of cyberbullying, then click the link to see what the warning signs may be.

 

Some examples are:

-If child's behaviors changes

-Grades take a bad turn

-Refuses to participate in activities they enjoyed before

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