Cyber Bullying

When It Comes To Cyberbullying, Speed Is Key

Diarmuid Hudner | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Tech
Diarmuid Hudner

Conversations about the etiquette of communicating online need to start in primary school classrooms. Just as children learn their please and thank you's, they must understand how to act online. Both parents and teachers play a part in this. It is a new topic for most of us.

Careful Surfing Required In The Digital Age

Alastair Paterson | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Alastair Paterson

The truth is that exposed credentials from adult dating sites hold particular value for cyber criminals given their potential to extort victims. Most subscribers to these services want to remain anonymous and don't want their employers or families to know. Users are likely to be prepared to pay large amounts of money to prevent their details being exposed online where others can see them.

The Dark Side Of Social Media

Bev James | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Tech
Bev James

The rapidly increasing social phenomenon has granted us access to an online community, the ability to instantly connect with people from all over the world, the freedom to share an endless stream of thoughts and photos and be given a quick boost to the ego for every like, share or re-tweet.

Tackling The Trolls: Protecting Children From Cyberbullies

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents
Nicholas Shaw

This generation never knew a world without the Internet. With near on constant connection with their peers, social media has taken a dominant role in school age socialising. But much of this is invisible to us as parents.

Cyberbullying: What You Need To Know If Your Child Is Being Bullied Online

Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Parents
Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters

Children don't often want to talk about it and can end up suffering in silence. Signs such as stopping using their smartphone suddenly, seeming nervous or jumpy when a message appears on their screen, avoiding school and socialising, and being angry, frustrated or depressed after going online could mean that your child is being bullied.

What Reaction to Kehlani's Attempted Suicide Teaches Us About the Mental Health Stigma

Shehnaz Khan | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Shehnaz Khan

We are taught to criticise women no end for their real or presumed sexual activity, but what they don't tell you is that slut-shaming doesn't come without potential side effects, such as depression, anxiety, self-hate and suicide, and in Kehlani's case the latter was the main talking point, when she uploaded a picture onto Instagram after her failed attempt.

Internet, A Global Autobahn of Information or Cyber Bullying?

Dragana Brown | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Tech
Dragana Brown

Is it too much to compare cyber abuse to poison - made deadly by 'invincible' anonymous entities online? Nameless and faceless, these entities feel untouchable with an injection of false power. Anonymity offers cowards the strength to say online what they are too gutless to say in person.

Cyber Bullying Is NO Kids' Game

Dragana Brown | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Tech
Dragana Brown

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on technology. Our world's very different to how it was not that long ago with the internet such a big player.

Do My Feminist Politics Annoy You? Twitter, Trolls and Tidying Up Your Timeline

Kate Menear | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Menear

When I write film reviews, lovely geeky nerds discuss my ideas, adding their own opinions to the thread and we have a lovely old time. When I post articles about food, or recipes and even veganism, the internet respectfully disagrees with my personal hatred of tofu and we all have a lovely old time.

Is It True? Is It Kind? Is It Necessary?

Amy Anka | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

So today, I would like to take this opportunity to openly express my dislike for this new "dislike" button that is soon to potentially be added to our options of how we choose to interact on the biggest social media site - "Facebook".

Be Watchful of Your Child's Online Activities

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Parents
Muhammad Abdul Bari

As parents, we cannot simply sit back and let this narrative take its course; it must be within our disposition to do our best in protecting our children. First and foremost, we need to foster deeper and lasting relationships with our children that are built on love, respect and mutual trust.

All Rise Say No to Cyber Abuse

Dragana Brown | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK
Dragana Brown

Three billion internet users and rising. So too is Cyber Abuse. The poisoned pen and malicious tongue of the gossip mongerer of yesteryear enjoy toda...

Ellen Wallwork

Natalia Kills May Have Stolen Her Look, But Who Hasn't?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Style

Natalia Kills may have been sacked for being a bully on X-Factor New Zealand, but we can't help wonder about the criticism she's facing for her style....

Bullying in Cosplay

Vix Tree | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Vix Tree

It's bad enough that I have to put up with men trying to take pictures up my skirt with their camera phones when they think I can't see them, but on top of that I now have to contend with being able to hear people whispering that my bum looks enormous in my cat suit, or that my boobs are too big for that character.

BBC Radio 1 - Online Bullying Is an Issue for Young People, so It's an Issue for Us

Ben Cooper | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ben Cooper

I'm proud our audience see Radio 1 as a safe and trusted guide, beyond making sense of the abundant musical landscape. I believe Radio 1 should continue to grow its reputation for championing the positive ways young people can change their culture in society today.

Our Children and Cyber-Bullying

David Emm | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Children from the age of five are in fact using shared school platforms, instant messaging, social gaming and even photo-sharing sites - all places we may consider to be generally 'safe'. However, in reality this is exactly where children may be most exposed to the risk of cyber-bullying, and we might not even know about it.

Caroline Frost

EXCLUSIVE: 'Game Of Thrones' Star Reveals Worst Bullying Experience

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

'Game of Thrones' star Maisie Williams reveals that the worst type of internet bullying she has experienced was during her school days. The actres...

The Damage Cyber Bullying Does Is as Bad as the Cigarette Scars On My Arms

Susan Boyle | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Susan Boyle

In my day, compared to today, it was a simpler form of bullying - not that I am condoning it in any way - but it was face to face, name calling, physical and mental hurts, you knew the name and the face of the bullies, you knew the familiar outlines as they came towards you so you could run in the opposite direction. Today not only do you have to contend with what I went through you also have to contend with the cyber bullying - the nameless and faceless who say the most disgusting things because they feel they have an anonymity and an autonomy to behave without repercussion.

Bullying on My Mind

Matt Zitron | Posted 08.11.2014 | 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.