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Cyberbullying: Two Texas Parents Had Enough

Cyberbullying: Two Texas Parents Had Enough

By Daryl Nelson January 25, 2014

It seems the parents of a Texas high school student are fed up with their daughter being cyberbullied, and they’re doing something about it through the legal system. Reymundo Esquivel and Shellie Tingle-Esquivel are suing several teenage boys for including …

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.