Cyber Bullying

Bullying on My Mind

Matt Zitron | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Zitron

For the last twenty two of my thirty one years on this planet, bullying has been on my mind. I've suffered it, in some circumstances I've done it, and now with two children I consider its practise. It's almost never far from the news and again it seems another British teenager has lost their life because of it.

This 13-Year Old's Solution For Internet Trolls Is Ingenious

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Tech

A 13-year old scientist Trisha Prabhu has come up with what she believes to be the ultimate weapon for dealing with internet trolls. The young prod...

Parents: Teen Killed Himself After 'Masturbation Video' Went Viral

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Tech

An American teenager allegedly committed suicide after an illicit video of him masturbating went viral on social media, his parents claim. The pare...

Teenage Boy, 14, 'Committed Suicide After Video Of Him Masturbating Went Viral'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

A 14-year-old boy killed himself after a video of him masturbating in a school bathroom went viral, his parents claim. Matthew Burdette took his o...

Do Twitter Do Enough? My 'Clones' and Relentless Abuse

Rob McDowall | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech
Rob McDowall

I regularly receive Twitter comments ranging from the tame and jejune 'fag', 'fudge packer', 'cock sucker', 'spazzy' and 'ugly cunt' to the more personal and nasty 'you should have been kicked out of your mums womb', 'I'd slit your throat fag', 'You should get raped with a machete' and 'Hitler had the right idea. Put you faggot bastards in an oven at 230 degrees until crispy'.

Merge My Online and Offline Self? I'm Not Sure They'd Get On

Kirsty Morrissey | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty Morrissey

What happens there doesn't always stay there. Harsh words, drunk photos and controversial opinions might be the status quo in cyber space, but the real world is only a click away and your online shadow can easily follow you back home.

Why I Support Kevin Healey, Leading Autism Anti Bullying Campaigner

Jo Worgan | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

Many people ask me why I support Kevin as my son is only five years of age; the answer that I give is that he will become an adult on the autistic spectrum. I have no idea about how he will adapt to life as an adult and what level of support he will need, none of us know what the future holds.

How Can We Rebuild Self-esteem in Our Children?

BritChick Paris | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Every single human has something beautiful about them. The beauty spot on the lip, their hazel golden eyes, their rosy cheeks or big cheesy grin. And that's just on the outside. We need to tell our children they are beautiful but we need to define beauty as inside as well as out.

Shocking Percentage Of Children Are Victims Of Online Bullying

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Tech

A shocking number of children are victims of online bullying, according to a new survey. The report, published by national anti-bullying charity Di...

PM 'Didn't Have The Full Facts' In Cyber-Bullying Case

PA | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Politics

Prime Minister David Cameron commented on the case of cyber-bullying victim Hannah Smith without having the full facts, a leading figure at the websit...

Teenager 'Killed Himself After Being Blackmailed On Skype'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK

A Scottish teenager who killed himself was being blackmailed via Skype, thinking he was talking to a girl his age, his family said. Police are inve...

Shame on the Hearse-Chasers Who Are Exploiting Hannah Smith's Suicide for Political Gain

Brendan O'Neill | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Politics
Brendan O'Neill

Usually the month of August is referred to as the silly season. The political exploitation of 14-year-old schoolgirl Hannah Smith's suicide by both tabloid and broadsheet newspapers suggests we might have to rechristen it the sinister season. Even for a press like ours, with its many well-known moral lapses, the shroud-waving over Hannah's death marks a new low.

Hannah Smith Death: Father Calls For Website Owners 'Manslaughter' Charge

PA | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

The father of a "cyberbullying" victim has described the moment he found out his daughter had killed herself, and has called for more regulation of so...

The Emerging Problem of Cyber Bullying

David Rivers | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Tech
David Rivers

The Internet has been a wonderful thing in terms of communication. Except that, humans have a long history of bullying each other when communicating in a variety of forms before the Internet. Yet that was a world where your only communication was via face-to-face dialogue, a letter or a phone call.

Online Bullying: Is the Internet Bringing out the Worst in All of Us?

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Tech
Kirsty Lemare

Then I saw something happen on one of my networks that entirely disavowed me of any notions that bullying on-line doesn't really happen. A small but very successful business I follow was targeted by a group of other women in the same industry, for reasons I can only attribute to jealousy.

'Leftist Fat Cat' or Teachers' Saviour? Interview With NUT General Secretary Christine Blower

Hannah Gal | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Politics
Hannah Gal

Following my interview with Michael Gove's department, I present the very same questions to Christine Blower, the National Union of Teachers' general secretary.

Spotted: A New Form of Internet Bullying

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Tech
Gabrielle Leimon

Recently the town I went to school in as a child has seen a Spotted page arise and within a few days the page itself has thousands of likes and is updated regularly. Like Foucault's metaphor of the Panopticon, the page acts as a high place looking down upon the people casting judgement hither and thither from the position of power that anonymity brings.

Facebook 'Worst Social Network For Bullying'

PA | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK

Facebook is the worst social networking site for internet trolling, and bullying is now more prevalent online than anywhere else, a study has suggeste...

Trolling Affects 'One In Three'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK

Alarming new research has revealed the full extent of online bullying and the damage it causes amongst young people. A third of young people have b...

Support for Schools to Help Tackle Cyber-Bullying

Dee Dhara | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dee Dhara

With the ever-increasing use of technology and social media, Childline has discovered that children and young people are being bullied in more ways, more frequently and at a younger age than ever before.

Online Abuse

Paul Lambert | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Tech
Paul Lambert

We are now beginning to realise that, on occasion, social networking and other websites can not only be unhelpful but positively obstructive. They can also, on occasion, be positively aggressive and combative to victims of abuse.

I Asked Twitter What I Should Blog About - The Most Popular Question? How Do You Feel About Trolls...

Dawn O'Porter | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dawn O'Porter

Trolling hurts, it hurts bad. The worst thing about trolling? When people say 'it's part of the job' when you're in the public eye.

Words Do Wound: The Cyber Bully

A.J. Higginson | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK Tech
A.J. Higginson

Our whole world has shrunk since the internet became so easily accessible. Unfortunately, there is a dark and dangerous element to the wondrous world of instant communication.

Teachers Facing Death Threats Online

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers are facing death threats, abuse and allegations of serious crimes by pupils and parents through social networking sites, a poll suggests. ...

Richard Bacon: I've Been Cyber-Bullied

PA | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Former Blue Peter presenter Richard Bacon has revealed how he has been targeted by abusive internet "trolls", in a bid to highlight the growing proble...