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Monica Lewinsky Steps Back Into Public Spotlight To Fight Cyberbullying

Monica Lewinsky Steps Back Into Public Spotlight To Fight Cyberbullying

By Val Powell October 23, 2014

Returning back to the limelight is Monica Lewinsky, the ex-White House intern who had a sexual relationship with President Bill Clinton. Lewinsky has been slowly reemerging in the public eye by writing and delivering speeches, and she has even joined …

Rebecca Sedwick Suicide: 2 Bullies Arrested Rebecca Sedwick Suicide: 2 Bullies Arrested

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Last month, 12 year old Rebecca Sedwick messaged a friend and told him, “I’m jumping and I can’t take it anymore.” Following that message, Sedwick went to a nearby silo and jumped, ending her life. This morning, police in Polk …

Facebook Brag Leads to Teens Arrest in Bullying Case Facebook Brag Leads to Teens Arrest in Bullying Case

Two Florida teens have been arrested and charged with felony aggravated stalking in correlation with the suicide of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick, who jumped off a concrete silo last month. Authorities say that it was excessive bullying, both online and in-person, …

Anonymous' Latest Target Is Revenge Porn Site Anonymous' Latest Target Is Revenge Porn Site
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Does the name Hunter Moore mean anything to you? Chances are you never heard of the guy. He runs a site that allows people to upload information on ex-lovers, including their names, social media profiles, photos and other details in …

Do Parents Have To Monitor Their Kids Online? Do Parents Have To Monitor Their Kids Online?
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The Internet is a big, dangerous place where kids can get in all kinds of trouble. That’s at least the line fed to us by various groups that advocate parents take a stricter approach in monitoring their children’s Internet usage. …

Facebook Ramps Up Its Anti-Bullying Initiative Facebook Ramps Up Its Anti-Bullying Initiative
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In honor of Bullying Prevention Month, Facebook it taking a few steps to insert itself deeper into the cause, including the launch of a new bullying resource page and the backing of a national ad campaign for bullying prevention. “For …

Anonymous Reveals Address Of Alleged Internet Bully Anonymous Reveals Address Of Alleged Internet Bully
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By now, the world is aware of Amanda Todd. The 15-year-old committed suicide after struggling with depression and being bullied. It was an unfortunate event that could have been avoided if more people had seen the warning signs and stepped …

Claims of Cyberbullying Epidemic May Be Exaggerated Claims of Cyberbullying Epidemic May Be Exaggerated
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Let’s face it, kids are jerks – jerks that have been picking on other kids since the dawn of time. Bullies are a part of life, and sometimes bullying can make its way out of the schoolyard and into the …

School District Facebook Policies Under Review School District Facebook Policies Under Review

In the classroom, it’s a good thing when students follow along with their teachers, and it’s even better if the class likes the instructor. Still, new considerations have arisen, as some see a connection on a social network being not …

Kathleen Edward (Little Girl Who Was Taunted On Facebook While Dying) Has Died Kathleen Edward (Little Girl Who Was Taunted On Facebook While Dying) Has Died
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A little girl named Kathleen Edward from MIchigan has passed away after losing a battle with Huntington’s Disease. This little girl made headlines in 2010, in one of the most sickening cyberbullying stories we’ve seen to date. This reportedly included …

Justin Bieber, Facebook and MTV Partner on Cyberbullying Initiative
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Pop superstar (and Grammy nominated) Justin Bieber is partnering with Facebook and MTV’s A Thin Line to help stop digital abuse – things like cyberbullying, online stalking, and "textual harassment." If anyone has the power to do so, it would be Bieber, who has a ridiculous amount of influence over the young’ns. Facebook and MTV are pretty big too. 

Facebook Redesigns Its Safety Center

Facebook said today it has introduced a new redesigned Safety Center with new resources aimed at informing parents, educators, teens and members of law enforcement about tools for staying safe on the popular social network.

The new Safety Center now has four times the number of pages focused on safety topics than was previously available.

Cyber-Bullying Increases

Around two-thirds of children who say they have been bullied online have not received any previous form of harassment according to research from the University of California at Riverside published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Teens And Cyberbullying

Around one third (32%) of all U.S. teenagers who use the Internet say they have been harassed online in a variety of ways according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project report "Cyberbullying and Online Teens."

Bullying & Cyberbullying

Bullying is a serious issue. It makes people feel bad, makes them do things that they might not necesarily want to do, and forces people’s hands. Cyberbullying is worse – it takes all those things, puts them online in blogs or journals or social networks, and ramps it up a level via emails, Twitters and text messaging, and instant messages.