Cyberbullying

Bullying - It Needs to Stop Now

Stacey Lucas | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK
Stacey Lucas

Bullying out of the school gates can be deemed as harassment and abusive behaviour which can lead to a criminal record. Are nasty words, painful taunts and physical violence within the school grounds worth it? No.

GamerGate Highlights the Worst of Human Nature Online

Claire Lim | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech
Claire Lim

GamerGate has become an online movement that has spawned a torrent of despicable behaviour, despite what it first set out to achieve. Equality and freedom are virtues that every human being should have and live for. I fail to understand why anyone would abuse someone for simply believing they should have the same rights as everyone else.

'The Voice of Stray Dogs' Subjected to Harassment

Rita Pal | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech
Rita Pal

He operates a system that has rescued more than 3000 dogs in 2 years with 400+ permanent dogs under his care. VoSD offers the highest standard of service and is equipped with the latest technology so that stray dogs get the best possible care.

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.

Putting a Stop to Bullying

Ian Noon | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK
Ian Noon

By taking a few simple steps, we can all minimise the risk of bullying and make sure that deaf children and young people have happy memories and experiences at school and leave as confident adults.

'First #Slanegirl, Then Magaluf Girl And Now This'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

A photo showing two young couples appearing to have sex on the ground outside a Belfast nightclub while fellow party-goers walk past unbothered has sp...

Stop Cyberbullying Day

David Emm | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Bullying isn't new, of course. But technology has made it easier than ever before for bullies to attack the vulnerable. And the widespread over-sharing on social networks in today's society has unwittingly thrown fuel on the fire.

Mindful Media: How Mindfulness Is Bringing an Answer to Sex and Violence in Media

Jeremy Wickremer | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jeremy Wickremer

You wouldn't let a stranger babysit your child, and you would protect your child against physical danger. Yet every day strangers have direct access to our children's fertile minds, through their mobiles, tablets, TVs, computers and game boxes.

Online Bullying: The Rise of a Depressing Blight

Simon Mack | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Tech
Simon Mack

The media spotlight is shining it's fleeting beam onto the subject of online bullying once again. A recent release of Police information shows an increase in the number of investigations carried out into perpetrators of cyber abuse.

Jessica Elgot

Why Do Some Teens Troll Themselves Online?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK

Hannah Smith was bombarded with vile messages telling her to kill herself. Posts on the website Ask.fm told her to drink bleach, that she was a slut, ...

'No Evidence' Ask.fm Suicide Teen Was Cyberbullied, Inquest Hears

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK

A police investigation into the death of a 14-year-old found hanged in her bedroom uncovered no evidence that she was the victim of internet bullying,...

Why the No Make-Up Selfie campaign spread across social media like cyber wildfire

Dr Mariann Hardey | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Mariann Hardey

Considering how many of us look in the mirror first thing in the morning, the thought of sharing our image on Facebook among 1.11billion users is probably a daunting prospect. So it's arguably a masterstroke that in a world obsessed with body perfection a charitable cause rallied tens of thousands of women into revealing their bare faces on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter...

Stop Shaming Breastfeeding Women

Kiran Chug | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

We shouldn't need breastfeeding champions to assert our rights as women. We shouldn't need to stage mass public breastfeeding events to assert our rights as mothers. We shouldn't need outpourings of support online to assert our rights to feed our children.

‎Self-Esteem Is a Hot Topic - But What Actually Is It? And why is it so important now?

BritChick Paris | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

It is as a teenager that we face the greatest test of self-esteem. We become aware of how we look, how others see us and worst of all we become aware of a world that judges us. From every angle teens are told to be prettier, sexier, skinnier, to wax, to colour and to fake it. Very few talk about anything other than they we look.

Teaching Sex In Primary Schools

Jack Fletcher | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

It doesn't happen. Sex and relationship education (SRE) that is taught in primary schools (ages 4-11) is point blank not about teaching young children how to have sex. It is about giving age-appropriate information that is evidence-based on the issues that SRE encompasses.

Taylor Swift Is a Decent Role Model for Young Women, Why Does the Internet Tear Her to Shreds?

Kate Leaver | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kate Leaver

It appears that hating Taylor Swift is one of the internet's favourite hobbies. Just Google her name and you're hit with a virtual tsunami of fierce hatred... But here's the thing. Hatred for Taylor Swift seems entirely arbitrary. Nobody appears able to properly justify trolling her, or disliking her. Substitute any other young pop star into any of the above-described scenarios and the public reaction would have been completely different.

Teachers Told To Search Students' Phones For Sexual Images

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers should search through their students' phones for sexual images, a Home Office Minister has said. Speaking in the house of Commons on Tuesd...

How You Can Help End the Cyberbullying That Caused My Daughter to Take Her Life

Gabbi Dix | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gabbi Dix

I'm a single mum and Izzy was my only child. My old life has now gone forever and I'm struggling to make sense of my new one. This campaign won't bring Izzy back. But it will spread awareness about the potential dangers of Ask.fm and bullying in general to parents and teens - and could save lives.

Trolling Stays With You, Long After the Abuse

The Conversation UK | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Online abuse is more akin to a slow poison that continually erodes confidence, security, and peace of mind. Dealing with it is not easy, either for the target or investigative bodies, but we must get better at recognising that it is as "real" as offline abuse.

Is the Concept of Free Speech in Crisis?

Simon Stevens | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I believe 'free speech' is not just the act of allowing someone to say what they believe, so long as it is in a manner that is not personally abusive, but also the way to have the active respected and challenged in a manner that is not abusive.

Generation Cyberbully

Harry Brown | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Brown

Cyberbullying presents a vicious circle for educators and parents who are often cutout of the process without even the knowledge of the bullying taking place. Traditional bullying is far easier for parents and educators to intervene in. Educating students and parents alike about the dangers of Internet usage and ensuring the lines of dialogue and support remain open must be a top priority for educators as part of their pedagogic duty.

#Bloodycyclists Tweeter 'Now Victim Of Cyberbullying'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Emma Way, a motorist convicted of driving offences after tweeting about a collision with a cyclist, has said she was the victim of cyber-bullying beca...

Madness at Our Fingertips

The Mac Twins | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Tech
The Mac Twins

We recently appeared on BBC's Free Speech and after having had a couple of weeks to mull and chew over one of the topics, I felt I needed to offload my musings on it, so here goes...

Pupils And Teachers Mourn Teen Cyberbullying Victim

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Pupils and teachers joined forces on Wednesday to pay tribute and remember a 14-year-old girl who committed suicide after being a victim of cyberbulli...

'It's Just Really Scarred Me For Life'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK

Jo Smith has revealed she has been left "scarred for life" after discovering the body of her cyberbullied sister two weeks ago. In a heartbreaking ...