Cyberbullying.

How To Recognise When Your Child Is Being Cyberbullied

Diarmuid Hudner | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Parents
Diarmuid Hudner

Cyberbullying, just like any other form of bullying, is harmful to our children. A bullied child is isolated because of their opinions, how they look or what they do. Cyberbullying adds a further dimension in that it allows bullying to be spread faster and wider.

There Is No Such Thing As Bullying

Sarah Newton | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Newton

During Anti- Bullying week awareness increases around the whole topic, I can't help but raise a question that has been on my mind for a while and that is about the actual word Bullying. I can't help but wonder if it isn't time to ditch the word altogether.

My Child Is Being Cyberbullied - How Can I Help?

Diarmuid Hudner | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Parents
Diarmuid Hudner

As parents, we can find it hard to deal with this topic. We simply haven't experienced it ourselves. Let's aim to understand it better together and get three helpful tips on what to do should it happen to your child.

Misogyny In The Digital Age

Lana McDonagh | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Tech
Lana McDonagh

Ditch the Label research, which found males to be the most likely to act as an aggressor of bullying behaviours, females were found to be the largest perpetrators of misogynistic language on the social network, with 52% of all misogynistic tweets authored by women. This discovery warrants further exploration into the ways in which women engage with each other in both online and offline environments.

How Do We Open Up The Social Media Echo Chamber Without Letting The Trolls In?

Philip Ellis | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

Obviously, however networks choose to approach the echo chamber, be it through creating neutral spaces for debate or using AI to play matchmaker with political opposites, it would have to be done in such a way that filters out abusive language and provides a considerate environment for users to explore all of the different perspectives;

The Reaction To Evans' Acquittal Is Bound To Do Damage

Mia Doring | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Mia Doring

Considering that most rapists walk free from court, or never even make it to court in the first place, what is off-putting, what is frightening, and what is silencing, is the hysterical, gleeful, response from men and women, denigrating the complainant with a level of passion about rape which I never see in response to an actual rape conviction.

Addicted to the Internet

Janet Devlin | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Janet Devlin

Thanks to the dawning of the age of technology, I was never alone. I sought solace on the Internet. Ostracised from my peers in the real world, I found many a friend on the web - most of whom shared similar stories to mine.

Kids 8 Times More Likely To Search 'Cyberbullying' In October

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Parents

Children searching for advice and support about cyberbullying soars in October just after kids have returned to school, statistics have shown. In 201...

Social Media Isn't Just Changing How We Engage With Politics - It's Creating A New Kind Of Politician

Philip Ellis | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Politics
Philip Ellis

The threat of the echo chamber is something of a recurring theme at Social Media Week London. In a session on social news, Twitter's Nick Owers assert...

Back To The Playground

Caragh Little | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK
Caragh Little

The new school year has started. First day photos have been taken, schoolbags have grown heavy with new books, and the reality of homework and early morning alarm clocks is beginning to set in. The evenings are shortening and the papers are speculating about the chances of an Indian Summer. It's September again...

14 #BossMoves To Deal With An Influential/Celebrity Troll, When You're Influential Too...

Marsha Wright | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marsha Wright

Sometimes it's hard to understand why they're attacking you, and it's bad enough when the keyboard warriors come for you in their scores... but what if a fandom comes for you? What if it's a celebrity you respect? What if someone says something that could really affect your brand? What if they try to destroy you, your business, your puppy, and the horse you rode in on?

How I Learned That not Everyone With A Mental Illness Is On The Same Page

Claire Ayres | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Ayres

What running the account also revealed to me is that as much as people within the mental health community say we are fighting stigma and abuse, there are many within the community who are perpetuating it themselves.

Parents Admit They know nothing About Risky Sites Their Kids Visit

Maz Deo | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Parents
Maz Deo

Bullying: it's every parent's worst nightmare. It used to be the case that our children were safe once we got them within our own four walls. But not any more. Now bullying can take place right under your nose, with the sorts of digital apps and games that so many children use proving to be a funnel for harmful abuse.

How Tech Is Helping Us Speak Up for Victims and Speak Out Against Bullies

Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Tech
Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge

I have to admit that at first I worried that technology companies might not be doing enough on this issue. But as I looked into this more, I realised that technology was also doing something positive. It was bringing the quiet and often hidden tragedy of bullying into the open where we could finally see it. To school-age children today, there is no difference between their online and offline lives. Bullying is bullying, wherever it happens... Digital technology is creating new opportunities for positive and encouraging stories to be shared and to let vulnerable people know that they are not alone.

Duke Of Cambridge Announces Cyberbullying Taskforce Backed By Tech Giants

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The Duke of Cambridge is to lead tech giants Snapchat, Facebook and Google in an effort to combat cyberbullying among children and young people. The D...

Put the Phone Down: How the Internet Is Killing Our Manners

Naomi Cooper | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Naomi Cooper

Today's amazing technology means we can easily keep in touch with friends and family abroad and share our life experiences with our nearest and dearest, but it comes at a price. Our text conversations have jumped over to real life as we shun the use of please and thank you and speak in abbreviations.

Children's Mental Health - A Top Priority?

Kathryn Berens | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

We need to get our children talking about these issues: facing up to them and admitting there is a problem is half the battle. We need to use the power of the internet and the media to spread the word and to open up the communication channels so that our children know they have someone to go to and that they are not alone.

The Plague of Small Presence Syndrome (SPS) on Social Media and 13 Tips for Dealing with Rude or Offensive People

Sofie Sandell | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

Everywhere where people connect online some social media users are scared they will log in to their social media accounts only to be met by abuse. The problem is vast. So, too are the consequences.

The Duke Of Cambridge Has Some Ambitious Plans To Tackle Cyberbullying

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK

The Duke of Cambridge has announced an ambitious plan to bring together an industry-wide taskforce to tackle cyberbullying and support young people an...

This Algorithm Could Put An End To Embarrassing Pictures On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Tech

We've all been there: You're scrolling through your Facebook feed and suddenly you stumble across an embarrassing picture. If it's a friend who's upl...

How to Deal With Trolls Online

Amie Cadwallader | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech
Amie Cadwallader

With the positive of social media comes the negativity of people trying to upset you and bring you down. The important thing is to figure out the best way to deal with trolls and how to make sure that you deal with it in the best way possible.

Social Media Is Turning Bullying Into A Round-The-Clock Ordeal For Children

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK

Without the internet, Rebecca believes her bullies would have lost interest beyond the school gates. But in the always online world of social media...

Cyberbullying: A Parent's Guide to Prevention

Vicki Marinker | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech
Vicki Marinker

This week is Anti-Bullying Week so I've been hunting around on the internet (safely obvs) to find the best advice about how to prevent, and deal with bullying - particularly cyberbullying.

Anti-Bullying Week - Society Needs to Protect the Most Vulnerable

Kevin Healey | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK
Kevin Healey

It is anti-bullying week next week, but I raise awareness all of the time, 365 days a year. But why? The reason is because it's so important to me. I used to say that I'm a victim of bullying, but now I say that I am a warrior, because I've been through so much and come out of it the other end.

Facebook and the Far Right

Philip Ellis | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

Could it be, with the Armed Forces actively distancing themselves from nationalist propaganda, parody pages like Britain Furst lampooning such fear-mongering, and artists like Waldhauer drawing attention to the omnipresence of racist content, that that the days of casual xenophobia on Facebook may finally be numbered?