Online Bullying

Enabling the Bystanders

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 26.11.2014 | 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?

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, ...

'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.

Ask.fm 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. ...

Aston's Bully Torment

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2012 | Home

JLS' lives have changed rather dramatically since coming second on The X Factor in 2008 - but their success has come at a price as Aston Merrygold has...

Gaga's Born This Way Foundation: Are We Born To be Brave?

Stephen Carrick-Davies | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Tech
Stephen Carrick-Davies

Lady Gaga is now initiating a movement committed to inspiring youth to love more, to be brave and stand up for others, and resist the urge to engage in the casual cruelty and meanness so often expressed in the digital world. This was more than a sermon; this was becoming a rallying cry.

One In Four Children Subjected To Cyberbullying, Study Finds

PA | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Tech

Hundreds of thousands of young people are being subjected to cyberbullying, with many being victimised for a year or more, new research suggests. A...

Troll Wars

Dom Joly | Posted 01.10.2011 | UK Entertainment
Dom Joly

One of the downsides of being a "celebrity" Tweeter is the preponderance of people who seem to hang about in dingy bedrooms in their dirty underwear "trolling". A troll is somebody who sends abusive tweets, often to celebrities- some are simply negative comments on a career, others are far more abusive and personal. Accepted practice is "do not feed the trolls". The general feeling is that these low-lives need the attention and that by replying or interacting with them you are giving them what they want. I beg to differ.