cyberbullying

ADDING MULTIMEDIA Coty Partners with the Cybersmile Foundation to Tackle Cyberbullying with Rimmel #IWILLNOTBEDELETED Campaign

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 23, 2018–The global beauty company Coty today announced a new initiative led by its cosmetics brand Rimmel designed to combat the growing issue of beauty cyberbullying affecting millions of people, predominately young girls, around the world. Beauty cyberbullying is when someone is bullied about their appearance through negative or abusive comments on their social media channels. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181023005642/en/ Rita Ora appeared today at the launch of the #IWILLNOTBEDELETED campaign by Rimmel, part of global beauty company Coty, to tackle the issue of beauty cyberbullying. The campaign is part of Coty’s commitment to promote diversity of beauty and fight prejudice and discrimination. (Photo: Business Wire) The Rimmel initiative, #IWILLNOTBEDELETED, aims to tackle the societal issues that stop people of all ages from feeling unable to fully express themselves on social media due to fear of negative commentary or retribution –…

Study sheds light on sextortion, fastest-growing form of teen cyberbullying

  One out of 20 teens report they have been sexually extorted online, according to new research out of UW-Eau Claire. Sexual extortion, or “sextortion,” occurs when a victim who voluntarily shares sexual images finds themself threatened with the release of those materials unless they meet the blackmailer’s demands — many of which are sexual. The U.S. Federal Justice department identified sextortion as the fastest growing form of online bullying among children and teens. Dr. Justin Patchin, the UW-Eau Claire researcher behind this study, surveyed of 5,500 middle and high school students nationwide and found that 5 percent of the teens he surveyed had experienced sextortion. “Five percent isn’t a huge number but it’s still a lot of young people and so it’s something we can’t ignore,” Patchin said. “Most often what we hear are the threats are made to post the images online or send the images to classmates…

Learning.com Launches Cyberbullying Prevention Campaign for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

  PORTLAND, Ore. (PRWEB) September 25, 2018 October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and Learning.com has launched a cyberbullying prevention campaign to stand in solidarity with students against cyberbullying. With national data reports showing cyberbullying on the rise, especially in public schools, the digital literacy leader has created a cyberbullying prevention toolkit for educators to download and help students and parents do their part in promoting online safety and good digital citizen skills. To download a complimentary toolkit, visit https://lrng.co/2ChQDIf Learning.com’s special toolkit offers digital materials that help bridge the gap between school and home to help keep students safe online. Resources in the kit are K-8 age-appropriate and include online safety lesson plans, a home and school checklist, a cyberbullying prevention guide, a classroom student pledge poster, Be Kind Online stickers, and a shareable infographic to help teachers, students, and parents do their part in preventing cyberbullying. “It has…

Q&A: How and why we studied teens and cyberbullying

  Roughly six-in-ten U.S. teens have been bullied or harassed online, according to a new Pew Research Center report that explores teens’ experiences with cyberbullying and their views about it. Senior Researcher Monica Anderson discusses the methods and meaning behind the data. Bullying has been around for decades, centuries even. Cyberbullying is a newer manifestation of bullying. How did you define cyberbullying for this research? We’re aware that cyberbullying can be a very nuanced issue. Our own research has shown that what might be harassment to one person might not be considered harassment by another. Monica Anderson, senior researcher at Pew Research Center At the same time, other studies may use different measures to assess the prevalence of cyberbullying. For this project, we measured six specific incidents that teens might face online or on their cellphone: offensive name-calling, rumor-spreading, being sent explicit images without their consent, having explicit images of themselves…

One arrested for cyberbullying Hanan Hamid- The New Indian Express

  By Express News Service KOCHI: The Kochi city police on Sunday arrested a person on charges of posting derogatory comments against Hanan Hamid, the college student who became a talking point after news reports on her selling fish became viral on social media. Also Read: Wayanad man taken into custody for cyberbullying Hanan Hamid; let off after interrogation According to the police, Viswanathan aka Viswan Cherai, 42, a native of Guruvayur, was arrested by the Palarivattom police for posting abusive comments under the video posted by Nooruddin Shaik, a native of Wayanad. Earlier, the police had taken Nooruddin into custody, but later released him after interrogation. Officers said this is the first arrest in connection with the incident and more persons are likely to be arrested. Nooruddin Shaik was released after the police found that he had not posted any abusive comments against Hanan. However, the police collected statements from him…

How to have your say on cyberbullying

  THE Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce will convene in Toowoomba tonight for a public forum. Lead by columnist Madonna King, the Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce was established in February to develop proposals for Queensland to address the complex and pervasive issue of cyberbullying. According to the Taskforce’s website, the public forum tonight at the Clive Berghofer Stadium will seek ideas from the public to help prevent or reduce cyberbullying of young people and to support people affected by the cyberbullying of young people. The forum is open to parents and all members of the public. It will take place in the function room at the Stadium, at 47 Arthur Street, from 6pm to 7.30pm. Dolly’s Dream: Paying their respects to Amy “Dolly” Everett, a moving memorial service in Toowoomba The taskforce was set up after a public call to stand up to cyberbullying following the suicide of 14-year-old Dolly Evertt in January. “I…

What to do about cyber bullying

  Dr Liam Hackett, CEO of the anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label, shares his advice. By Lisa Salmon. I think my 12-year-old daughter is being bullied online. She hasn’t said anything but I’ve seen her in tears looking at her phone, and one of her friends hinted that she might be being cyberbullied. What should I do? Dr Liam Hackett, anti-bullying activist and CEO of Ditch the Label (ditchthelabel.org), says: “One of the biggest reasons young people don’t talk about any negative issues or cyberbullying they’re experiencing online is because they’re embarrassed or scared of getting told off by their parents. Therefore, first and foremost, try and reassure her that you love her unconditionally and that she can talk to you about absolutely anything that may be bothering her. “Another way to get her to open up to you could be by spending some quality time together, as mother and…

Senators star Erik Karlsson accuses teammate’s girlfriend of cyber bullying

  The wife of Senators captain Erik Karlsson has taken legal action against the girlfriend of one of his teammates for alleged social media posts wishing death and pain upon their family. Melinda Karlsson, who wed Erik last August, filed an order of protection last month against Monika Caryk, the longtime girlfriend of winger Mike Hoffman, accusing her of threatening and harassing the couple before and after their unborn son’s death in March, according to the Ottawa Citizen. The peace bond application — which is similar to a restraining order — said Caryk had been using social media to target them since November 2017, the same month the couple announced they were expecting their first child. Melinda revealed the disturbing details of Caryk’s alleged harassment in a sworn statement to the court. “Monika Caryk has uttered numerous statements wishing my unborn child dead,” Karlsson said. “She also uttered that she wished…

ICPA’s cyberbully concerns | Queensland Country Life

  Ongoing concerns that the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association, with its intimate understanding of boarding school pressures, was left off the Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce, continued to be voiced strongly at the recent state conference in Winton. These were originally raised by ICPA’s state council in the wake of Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s announcement of the taskforce in February, saying at the time that ICPA’s omission from the 14-member taskforce was short-sighted and made no sense. Charleville Branch of the Air representative, Deirdre Williams, offered the strongest possible support motions from various branches that ICPA Queensland continue to provide their voice to the taskforce. “A lot of our children go away to school at the age of 12, and they all respond in different ways,” she said. Students, including these from the Longreach School of Distance Education, were a constant feature of conference presentations. The motion’s explanation noted that if ICPA Queensland couldn’t…

Global Views on Cyberbullying

  The FINANCIAL — One in three parents globally report knowing a child in their community that is the victim of cyberbullying; majorities in every country feel existing anti-bullying measures are insufficient when it comes to handling cyberbullying.   Ipsos’ recent Global Advisor study, carried out in 28 countries, finds that awareness of cyberbullying is increasing globally, up 9 percentage points from 2011. Though global awareness of cyberbullying is high (75%), one quarter of adults have still never heard of it. Awareness is highest in Sweden and Italy (91% each) and lowest in Saudi Arabia (37%). Italy has seen the greatest increase in awareness of cyberbullying, from 57% aware in 2011 to 91% now. The United States also has high awareness (85%), though the level of awareness is relatively unchanged since 2011 (82%).   The percentage of parents who report having a child or knowing a child in their community…