Cyberbully Help Facebook party invite sparks riot in Haren, Netherlands 22 September 2012Last updated at 06:01 ET Up to 600 riot police were deployed A party invitation which went viral on Facebook ended in rioting and injury after thousands of revellers descended on a small town in the Netherlands. Haren had been braced for trouble all week after what should have been an invite to a small-scale celebration was passed on to 30,000 people. The girl whose 16th birthday was being celebrated had not set her Facebook event to "private". Riot police broke up crowds of revellers who flocked to the town. The girl who issued the invitation fled her home in Haren, a town of just under 19,000 near the city of Groningen, on Friday. 'Like wildfire' The party had been cancelled and police had issued an appeal to would-be revellers not to come to Haren but at least 3,000 turned up anyway. Hundreds of riot police were deployed to control the crowds, keeping them away from the street where the girl lives. Some revellers wore Project X T-shirts
Pan-EU Youth | A place for young European Citizens to have their voices heard about technology issues that matter to them. International Journal of Cyber Criminology -Shaheen&Hoff Cyber bullying: Clarifying Legal Boundaries for School Supervision in Cyberspace Shaheen Shariff  McGill University, Canada Dianne L. Hoff  University of Maine, Orono, USA Abstract Cyber bullying is a psychologically devastating form of social cruelty among adolescents. _______________________________________________________________Keywords: Cyber Bullying; Schools; Legislations; Lord of Flies; Introduction On a seemingly normal Tuesday afternoon, an eighth grade girl walks out of school and steps into her mother’s car, ashen and visibly shaken. Scenes like this are playing out in schools around the world. Cyber bullying is especially insidious because of its anonymous nature. “Where’s the man with the megaphone?’ “I don’t think so.” The parallels between what happens on that island and what is happening today in schools are astounding. Unlike in Golding’s time, today’s young people do not have to go to a remote island to find such a world. I) Bullying: Its Forms and Conditions References
Cyberbullying - what it is, how it works and how to understand and deal with cyberbullies what is it? :: how it works :: why cyberbully? :: prevention :: take action :: what's the law? :: stop cyberbullying toolkit :: 2013 Summit Join us for the 2014 StopCyberBullying Youth Summit in New Brunswick on March 22nd, 2014 starting at 8:00am at NBCC Woodstock! Home of "Don't Stand By, Stand Up," StopCyberbullying was the first cyberbullying prevention program in North America. Click here to See Pictures and Videos from the 2013 International Stopcyberbullying Youth Summit Contributions from Montague Consolidated Students for the International Stop Cyberbullying Youth Summit in Charlottetown on November 9th, 2013.
Delete Cyberbullying - Why Do People Cyberbully? Cyberbullying happens for many of the same reasons as any other type of bullying, but it may be even more appealing because it can be done anonymously. Stopbullying.gov describes two kinds of people who are likely to bully: those who are popular and those who are on the social fringes. Popular kids or teens may bully because: They see it as a way to stay popular.Hurting others makes them feel powerful. Kids or teens who are less socially successful may bully because: It helps them cope with their own low self-esteem.They think it will help them fit in with their peers.They have trouble empathizing with those they hurt. In general, bullies’ behavior usually stems from their own problems. Here are some additional reasons people may do their bullying online: Anonymity—Cyberbullying allows bullies to avoid facing their victims, so it requires less courage and provides the illusion that bullies won’t get caught.
A parent's guide to cyber bullying Parents are being urged to be more vigilant as cyber bullying becomes more widespread. In a 2008 study, one in 10 Australian kids admitted to being cyberbullied. With the ever-increasing use of social media (such as Facebook) and mobile phones, many experts believe the incidence of cyberbullying is growing at a rate of two or three percent a year. What is cyber bullying? The National Centre Against Bullying has this simple definition: "Cyberbullying is when someone, or a group of people, uses technology to verbally, socially or psychologically bully. Be a cyber-savvy parent The myriad of anti-bullying websites and experts agree that the single most important thing parents can do to protect their children from being cyberbullied or bullying others is understand where your child is going, what they're doing and who they're talking to online. Other tips for parents are: Get with the program, mums and dads A national initiative The framework adopts a whole school approach to safety and wellbeing.
Webonauts Internet Academy Come play again later! Come play again tomorrow! NZ leads world in stand against cyber bullies Justice Minister Judith Collins has welcomed the first reading of world-leading legislation to stop cyber bullies in their tracks. The Harmful Digital Communications Bill introduces a range of measures to address damaging online communications and ensure perpetrators are held to account for their actions. “Countries around the world are grappling with the challenges presented by increased communications within the cyber-sphere,” Ms Collins says. “The digital age has made it easier to threaten others, spread destructive rumours and publish invasive photographs online. People, especially young people, are bullied more easily, instantly, and anonymously. “It’s time we stand up against bullies who lurk in the shadows of the internet to harass and humiliate their victims. The proposals in the Bill include: Ms Collins says criminal offences should be seen as a last resort, especially for our young people. The Bill has been referred to the Justice and Electoral Select Committee for consideration.
Cyberbullying Home > Dangers > Web 2.0 Gone are the days when a child’s home is a refuge from playground or neighborhood bullies. The Internet is the new playground, and there are no off-hours. Tech-savvy students are turning to cyberspace to harass their peers using a new method of bullying—cyberbullying. The popularity of instant messaging, e-mail, web pages, text messaging, and blogging means that kids are potential targets—all day, every day. What is cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is willful and repeated harm (i.e., harassing, humiliating, or threatening text or images) inflicted through the Internet, interactive technologies, or mobile phones. Posting or sending cruel gossip to damage a person’s reputation and relationships with friends, family, and acquaintances Deliberately excluding someone from an online group Breaking into someone’s e-mail or other online account and sending messages that will cause embarrassment or damage to the person’s reputation and affect his or her relationship with others
Cyberbullying Young people are using the Internet more than ever and most have Internet access from home. For many children, the Internet isn't simply a convenient way to research or a fun afterschool activity - it's a big part of their social life. Emailing and chatting with friends are children's most common online activities, after studying and playing games. Cyberbullying is similar to other types of bullying, except it takes place online and through text messages sent to cell phones. Information about Cyberbullying What is Cyberbullying? What Parents Can Do About CyberbullyingParents can help stop cyberbullying. Cyberbullying FAQ for TeensInformation and answers to frequently asked questions about cyberbullying Cyberbullying PSA ContestIn partnership with Sony Creative Software and the Ad Council, NCPC selected the winning PSAs that are designed to raise awareness about preventing cyberbullying. Training on Cyberbullying Products and Publications on Cyberbullying Programs on Cyberbullying Resources
Many under-13s 'using Facebook' 19 April 2011Last updated at 15:01 Facebook requires users to enter their date of birth prior to sign up - but many children lie Almost half of British children aged 9 to 12 are using social networking sites, despite minimum age limits, a report claims. One in five has a Facebook page, even though rules say they must be 13, according to EUKidsOnline. The report's authors suggest that removing such requirements would make it easier to monitor online behaviour. However, children's charity Kidscape criticised the idea and warned it would lead to more cyber bullying. The research, carried out by the London School of Economics for the European Commission, was based on a survey of 25,000 young people - aged between nine and 16 - from across Europe. It asked if they maintained a social networking profile. In the UK, 43% of 9 to 12-year-olds answered yes, along with 88% of 13 to 16-year-olds. Across Europe the average figure for 9 to 12-year-olds was 38%. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote
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