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 –…

Attorney Calls For Legislation To Address Revenge Porn, Cyberbullying

Attorney-at-Law and Child Rights Specialist Ricardo Sandcroft is calling for legislation to address issues such as revenge porn and cyberbullying affecting Jamaican teens. Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison on Tuesday said there was a direct correlation between increasing cases of revenge porn among high-school students and the lack of legislation to tackle cyberbullying locally. Speaking Wednesday on Power 106’s Morning Agenda, Mr. Sandcroft said the 11-page Child Pornography Act is not adequate and is ineffective to tackle the issue of revenge porn.  “But when you look at other legislations coming from around the world, they are more effective in the sense that they cover even crimes that tie into whether the child has been solicited, trafficking and all of these things; and even though we have a trafficking legislation, that in itself is still inadequate and ineffective,” he argued.  Source link

School district, local law enforcement stress the consequences of cyberbullying

Aiken County Public Schools and local law enforcement are urging students to be aware of cyberbullying and to know the consequences of taking part in any form of bullying and/or making threats online. The school district’s bullying policy defines harassment, intimidation or bullying as a gesture, electronic communication or a written, verbal, physical or sexual act reasonably perceived to have the effect of either of the following: Harming a student physically or emotionally or damaging a student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of personal harm or property damage. Insulting or demeaning a student or group of students in such a manner as to cause substantial disruption in or substantial interference with the orderly operation of the school. Captain Maryann Burgess, with the Aiken Department of Public Safety, said the online threats within Aiken County schools has been a common issue but emphasized its a common issue nationwide….

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…

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…

What Telus gets wrong about cyberbullying

  My teen and I were settling into our seats at the movie theatre for the opening night of Ocean’s 8 when this pre-show warning interrupted our mother-child bonding. There are 8 million kids in Canada. By the time I finish this sentence, six of us will be cyberbullied. By the end of the month, 1 million. Bullied. We’re not okay with that. Telus’ cyberbullying campaign is alarmist and misplaced, writes @awsamuel via @NatObserver Then came the on-screen call to action: Stand with us to #EndBullying. Take the TELUS Wise Digital Pledge. All I wanted was a peaceful evening watching a bunch of A-list actresses steal a bunch of jewels. Instead, I was plunged into a familiar form of parental worry: screen time anxiety. I assume that is the whole point of throwing around figures like “a million kids a month.” But the anxiety Telus triggered wasn’t about whether my…