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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…

AT&T has a website geared towards supporting people who face cyberbullying

 HAGERSTOWN, Md. – Cyberbullying is an ongoing issue for many young people but a phone company is working to stop it with the #LaterHater campaign. So many young people silently struggle with cyberbullying, whether it is on social media or video games; However, Billie Bertier, who is in college to become a student counselor, says staying silent is the worst thing to do. “Talk to anyone. You could talk to a friend. Talk to friend’s parent. It doesn’t always have to be your parents. I know a lot of students are scared to talk to their parents about these types of situations but talk to anyone and they will be able to help you,” Bertier said. Back in 2016, AT&T launched their later-hater website to provide another outlet to those dealing with cyber-bullies. The site offers counseling and tips for victims. “A lot of the kids, they are not…