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A third of young people polled by UN, report being a victim of online bullying

Speaking out anonymously through the youth engagement tool U-Report, almost three-quarters of young people also said social networks, including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter, are the most common place for online bullying. “Connected classrooms mean school no longer ends once a student leaves class, and, unfortunately, neither does schoolyard bullying”, said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. “Improving young people’s education experience means accounting for the environment they encounter online as well as offline.” Via SMS and instant messaging, young people were asked a series of questions about their experiences of online bullying and violence, including who they thought should be trying to end it. Some 32 per cent of those polled believed governments should end cyberbullying, 31 per cent put the onus on young people themselves to stop the harassment and 29 per cent cited internet companies as bearing the chief responsibility. “One of the key messages that we can clearly see from…

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…

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…

CyberSafe Parent: Cyber bullying a growing challenge in schools

  SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Mean, hurtful comments online, spreading rumors, even threats. Cyber bullying is sadly, incredibly common and something local school officials are racing to keep up with. Dr. Gausman says, “We’re not able to use solutions that might have worked 10 years ago to address the challenges of cyber bullying and social media. We’re we’re working with challenges that have come to the fore in last last five years. And so, just as soon as adults seem to acquire working knowledge of social media software, the students have already moved onto something new, so it’s important for us to consider new ways to deal with this. ” Sioux City Superintendent of Schools Paul Gausman is preparing to go to Washington D.C. to address the President’s Commission on School Safety. He says, along with changing technology, there’s perhaps an even bigger challenge for schools dealing with cyber bullying. Gausman says, “The challenge…

Stopping the cyber bullying | CQ News

  LOCAL parent and teacher Belinda Dendle believes we need to be united in taking on the “monster” that is cyber bullying. Mrs Dendle was among the concerned parents, teachers and community leaders who came together to share their experiences and ideas on how best to tackle cyber bullying at the Emerald Anti-Cyberbullying Roundtable on Monday. The Capricornia School of Distance Education teacher believes we need to take the collaborative approach to have any chance at tackling the issue. “We didn’t grow up with this internet dilemma, so we need to collaborate with other parents and be informed,” Mrs Dendle said. “We need to know what this monster is. “We need to be connecting with our children. While they are being educated in school about the dangers of cyber bullying, we need to be parallel learning so we can be united in numbers. “At the Doin’ it for Dolly Charity…

Cyber bullying is terrible to experience

  The next time you see a seven or eight-year-old with their head bent over a device, think again before you marvel at their expertise in gaming or discovering the right app for YouTube. These kids are also potential victims to the cyberbullies that stalk the internet. Cyberbullying is being cruel to others by sending or posting harmful material using a cell phone or the internet. Cyber bullying can boast that it is more widespread than traditional bullying forms and is more perilous, as it violates a person’s privacy and sense of well-being. Cyber bullies are often motivated by the anger, revenge and an indefatigable hunger to target people usually weaker than them. The Year of Zayed espouses respect – a value, when implemented by people in a community or society, aids them in accepting people of different compositions. Our late Founding Father, Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, promoted…

Cyber bullying: Hear it from victims in UAE

  At Primus Private School, we interviewed students to find out how they are being cyber bullied and how they felt about it Dubai: Shaikh Zayed believed that it is important to respect everyone equally. Throughout his life, Shaikh Zayed treated people with utmost respect regardless of status or gender. Students should also treat each other with respect. This will surely decrease the rate of cyber bullying. Anyone who is cyber bullied should first tell an adult who will help him or her solve the issue. A reason for bullying is that students do not respect each other and others’ culture.  Having interviewed some students, we have come to the conclusion that cyber bullying is a problem quite widespread.  Have you ever been cyber bullied? How did you react? Yes, I have been cyber bullied. I use the Facebook and Instagram social networking sites. I had posted a photo in…

Battling Back From Bullying

  MIAMI, Fla. (KFSN) — Teen suicide rates are rising. Cyberbullying is too. About half of young people have experienced some form of cyberbullying. See how one young man not only stood up to his bully, but won the fight! It’s been almost 10 years since he was first bullied, but Quinton Williams remembers those angry and ugly words starting in the first grade. “I felt like an outcast, l felt like I didn’t belong,” explained Quinton. His bully or bullies used the anonymity of the internet to target Quinton. Quinton continued, “They say a lot of stuff that they won’t say in front of your face.” Sameer Hinduja, PhD, Professor of Criminology and Director of Cyberbullying Research Center at Florida Atlantic University is a cyberbullying expert and knows how much words can hurt. “They don’t as compared, for example, to a punch, or a kick, or a push or…