Internet Safety

Kids test-drive social media sites - minus the risks

Children often learn in school about appropriate online behavior and media literacy. But they don’t have anywhere to practice those skills before …

Social Media Marketing

Security Planner: Why this new online safety advice tool looks promising

Old security awareness campaigns, move down the bench, and make way for Citizen Lab's Security Planner. Discover what makes this online safety guide …

Cybersecurity

Teens Tell Us How They Are Stopping Cyberbullying

New survey explains how students are coping with cyberbullying. 5 Techniques you can discuss with your tweens and teenagers today.

Parenting

What Are Basking Ridge Students Exposed To Online?

An Internet Safety presentation will be held for Basking Ridge Elementary School parents on Wednesday.<p>BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Do you wonder what your …

New York City

Social media can be bad for youth mental health, but there are ways it can help

Young people spend a lot of time on social media. They’re also more susceptible to peer pressure, low self-esteem and mental ill-health. A number of …

Social Media Marketing

Paige Says She Contemplated Suicide After Sex Videos, Photos Leaked

WWE superstar Paige has admitted she contemplated suicide after photos and videos were leaked from her private life.<p>Speaking on the <i>Chasing Glory With Lilian Garci</i>a <i></i>podcast, the British wrestler said she considered taking her life as she arrived "at a bad place."<p>Commenting on her past feelings, Paige …

WWE

Author Jon Ronson Highlights The ‘Agony’ Of Shaming And Cyberbullying After The Tragic Death Of August Ames

Details have been coming out about the suicide of adult film star August Ames since the news broke earlier in the week. The initial reports blamed cyberbullying for Ames death and cited criticism she received over a decision to not perform a scene with a gay male star. Ames defended herself on …

How parents and teens can reduce the impact of social media on youth well-being

Knowing how to navigate the online social networking world is crucial for parents and teens. Being educated and talking about online experiences can …

Teens

What to teach your preschooler about internet safety

Fifteen years ago, parents and caregivers did not have to worry about teaching pre-school aged children about internet safety. A new report prepared …

Parenting

'You can't shut me up': How a university professor found herself at centre of cyberbullying storm

Be prepared to face backlash for speaking up, professor warns women<p>It was when people began to send her death threats that University of Victoria …

Viral

Facebook brings 'Did You Know' section to know its users better

Facebook wants to know more about its users than it already does. It has come with a Did You Know feature where the user has to answer questions …

Technology (India)

Prince William and Pregnant Kate Middleton Step Out in Support of Children's Mental Health

Prince William and Kate Middleton joined forces Wednesday for one of their most important causes: children’s mental health.<p>The royal couple, who are …

Royal Family

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the Children's Global Media Summit in Manchester

The summit explores the impact that digital technology has on children.<p>Today The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Children's Global Media …

Royal Family

PM's internet safety adviser urges end to password sharing

<b>The prime minister's special representative on internet safety has said that MPs should not be sharing their work computer passwords with staff.</b><p>Baroness Shields's advice follows an admission by three Conservative MPs that they had given their login details to their assistants.<p>There have also been …

Security

Some teens cyberbullying themselves to do self harm

INDIANAPOLIS -- Cyberbullying has been around since the internet was invented, but some teens are targeting themselves with cruel messages.<p>Using …

Teens

Phone ban helps students ‘keep it real’

December 6, 2017 1:20PM<p>PERTH College is hailing its break-time ban on mobile phones a success after noting a dip in cyber bullying and surge in …

Mobile

Facebook launches Messenger app for kids - Xinhua

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Facebook on Monday launched a kid-version Messenger app for children under 13, coming with built-in parental …

News (China)

Health Buzz: Cyberbullying Doesn't Affect Most Teens for Long, Study Says

Your teen can face all kinds of things on the Internet today, from cyberbullying, explicit material and even sexual advances. New research shows, …

Hannah Baker

Online Risks Are Routine for Teens, Most Bounce Back

Teens routinely encounter online risks, such as sexual solicitations, cyberbullying and explicit material, but research shows that the negative …

Teens

‘Worst Christmas tree in Britain’ gets a makeover after backlash

<b>The ‘worst Christmas tree in Britain’ has been replaced after people started posting mean comments about it.</b><p>Yes, even Christmas trees can’t escape …

Christmas Trees

Children must be allowed to explore the internet, BBC director-general to say as he launches new website

Children must be allowed freedom to explore the internet, the BBC director-general will say today as he launches a new website to help 9-12 year-olds navigate "the day-to-day pressures and dilemmas of life online".<p>The site, Own It, will feature presenters and vloggers talking about issues including …

Emotions

Rise & Shine: Suicide of 10-year-old Colorado girl casts spotlight on cyberbullying

<b>CHOICE AND COMPETITION</b> Jeffco’s possible changes to school choice could also address a persistent barrier to true choice — improving transportation …

Education

Turner: Cyberbullying is still an issue in college

People assume cyberbullying happens mostly with middle school and high school students, which leads to depression, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts …

Viral

A Disturbing New Trend Involves Teens Cyberbullying Themselves

It's what researchers are calling "digital self-harm."<p>Cyberbullying is a problem. We’ve come to acknowledge this, as part of a wider realization that the “virtual” world is real, and things that happen there have real consequences. A new study suggests there’s another, less studied phenomenon …

Teens

AI could help Melania Trump curb cyberbullying

As long as there are power imbalances, insecurities, and competition among humans, so too will there be bullies. Name a decade, a century, and a place, and an era-equivalent to the toilet swirlie doubtless occurred.<p>The digital age amplified this dynamic to the extreme, empowering those who seek to …

Business

Stranmillis to lead research into school cyberbullying

<b>Stranmillis University College in Belfast has been awarded almost 300,000 euros (£266,000) for a study of cyberbullying in schools.</b><p>The money comes from the EU scheme Erasmus+.<p>It funds education, youth and sport projects.<p>The Blurred Lives project will look at cyberbullying among young people in five …

Education

Self Harm And Suicide Attempts Rise For Girls: Are Smart Phones And Cyber Bullying To Blame?

The number of girls ages 10 to 24 admitted to emergency rooms for nonfatal self-inflicted injuries grew by 8.4 percent annually from 2009 to …

Psychology

Teen Called a ‘Dumb Muslim B**ch’ After Alleging Teacher Pulled Off Her Headscarf

A Virginia teen who alleges a teacher pulled off her Islamic headscarf is now being harassed online by other students and another teacher from her …

Islamophobia

Study Finds More and More Young Girls Are Self-Harming

Teen suicide attempts decreased after the U.S. legalized same-sex marriage, but a new study published today by the CDC in the Journal of the American …

Mental Health

Bullying Claims Follow Girl Accusing Teacher Of Pulling Off Hijab

A Muslim group says the girl that claimed a teacher pulled off her hijab has faced cyberbullying from peers.<p>BURKE, VA—As the investigation continues …

Washington D.C.