Online Bullying

Female Gamers: The Moral Case And The Business Case In A Post #Gamergate World

Ian P Buckingham | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Tech
Ian P Buckingham

As a father I find the debacle worrying. But as a businessman I find it plain stupid. Morality aside, sexism, in any form, is poison for profits. To put it bluntly, sexism alienates at least 50% of potential customers not to mention talented developers able to connect authentically with female audiences and thereby grow additional revenue streams.

'That Midget Freak On The Advert Is Putting Me Off Ever Eating Chocolate!'

Samantha Renke | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Renke

I was shocked and upset by the comments, however, I am not by any means naïve to the world of trolling or online bullying. I know that no-one is exempt these days. If you are LGBTQ, BAME, a feminist, a politician or even a Kardashian, you are left vulnerable to online attacks.

Dealing With Online Bullies - Lessons of Love and Kindness

Cat Elliott | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK Tech
Cat Elliott

Lately there's been a few internet bullies and a few nasty attacks towards me. So far this last fortnight has been a tester - I've been told I'm an idiot, I'm a waste of space, I'm unauthentic, I've had cruel things said about loved ones, I've been told I'm too fat and then that I'm too skinny, that I'm too ugly, that I'm not a real woman...

Survival of the Fittest

Clive Norman | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clive Norman

Forgive me as this is less of a blog, and nothing more than a rant. I understand the gene pool and the survival of the fittest. It is how we as a spe...

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.

Online bullying: We Must also Consider Children who Bully Others

Deanna Neilson | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Tech
Deanna Neilson

The best source of help for children in these situations is usually their parents. Whether your child is being bullied or bullying others, it's important to know what's going on in their lives you so can help address the issue and any potentially larger problems behind it.

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.

Enabling the Bystanders

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

If we are to enable young people in their wishes to support each other, or intervene when witnessing aggressive behaviour online, as they would if concerned in the street, we must evaluate and report appropriately online risks, and not paralyse them with nameless terrors that are not typical.

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? | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK

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

'Take Away Their Phones'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

A Conservative MP has said the government should stop youngsters from owning smartphones if they are caught using "sexting" to bully others online. ...

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.

Welcome to the Zombie Crowd

David Bond | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Bond

When should children be allowed onto Facebook? The site says it only accepts users over the age of 13. New research published this week by Internet security giant McAfee and the Anti-Bullying Alliance says that most children use the Internet away from their parents' watchful eyes (which I can quite understand).

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...

Twitter Trolls Target Gibraltar Minister With Death Threats

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK

Gibraltar's chief minister has had death threats against him and his family made by Spanish twitter trolls, with racist tweets sent to the MEP who rep...

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...

Tackling Bullying Needs Deep Rooted Culture Change

Simon Blake | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Blake

There is an insidious problem with online behaviour - many parents and professionals feel flummoxed about what to do to tackle online behaviours. We mustn't. Just like our offline lives we can and must nurture the courage, confidence and skills to shut down, disable accounts and walk away. Could Reveal Names Of Hannah Smith Bullies

PA | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK

The founders of the website linked to the suicide of teenager Hannah Smith said they could reveal the names of anonymous bullies to the police. Han...

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...

Let's Talk About Sext

Rosa Doherty | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rosa Doherty

David Cameron's new advisor on childhood, Claire Perry MP, says parents should take clearer responsibility for seeing what their children are saying on Facebook and texting on mobile phone, but i'm not sure spying is the answer.

Trouble For Trolls

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

Convictions for internet abuse have more than doubled in the space of five years alongside the enormous growth in popularity of social media sites. ...

Cheryl's Online Bullying Hell

PA | Posted 10.07.2012 | Home

Cheryl Cole is the latest star to come forward and speak out against online bullies. The singer has revealed she has been subjected to vicious atta...

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. ...