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Where Kids Find Hate Online

Hate speech is all over the internet. Fueled by trolls, extremists, false information, and a group mentality, this kind of cruelty against a religion, ethnicity, sexual identity, gender, race -- or anything, really -- has reached a fever pitch. And while some kids will be attacked, and some may be swept up in the powerful [...]

Push for Schools to Teach Cyber Safety

Australia's e-safety commissioner Julie Inman Grant has called for all students to be taught about cyber safety at school after the latest data showed one-in-five young people are victims of online bullying. One-in-four complaints to the e-safety office involve direct threats of violence or harm targeting a child, she said, adding that four per cent [...]

Online Suicide and the Dark Psychology of Internet Insult Forums

Leon Jenkins was 43 when he took his own life in July 2018. He livestreamed his suicide on an internet forum where users can freely – and viciously – insult, berate, provoke and abuse each other. The idea is to make people leave the site when they can take no more. Gregory Tomkins and Kevin [...]

By |2018-08-27T17:35:17+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Depression, Mental Illness, Suicide|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Feeding the Trolls? – The Roles and Benefits of Online Trolling

New University of Canterbury research into the behaviour of online trolls has revealed the many actors involved and a surprising number of benefits to trolling – and not just for the trolls. When University of Canterbury (UC) doctoral student Maja Golf-Papez left a marketing career in Slovenia to start her research into mischief-making consumer behaviours [...]

By |2018-07-09T10:41:35+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Social Media, Increased Depression, and What Parents Can Do

The risks associated with social media are regularly reported in the media, and you may have experienced some of them already yourself or with your kids. A new study (Primack et al., 2018) adds important research to the discussion, finding that negative experiences on social media are significantly correlated with increased depressive feelings (a greater [...]

No End to Negativity

Glued to screens and with nothing else in town to entertain them, Warwick youth carry their problems everywhere and there is no escape. Former Warwick State High School student and young leader Jacob Meiklejohn said many adults did not understand the unique challenges millennials faced in an age of social media. On the National Day [...]

Stymie Website Uncovers Self-Harm Clubs for Year 8 Students

An anonymous website where children can report harmful behaviour is uncovering self-harm clubs, drug dealing, bullying and illegal activity at an increasing rate. Former Sunshine Coast teacher Rachel Downie started Stymie several years ago to provide a safe space for bystander children to speak up without fear. After a school signs up to the program, students can [...]

Parenting in the Digital Age

Being a parent can be terrifying. You spend your days trying to protect tiny humans when every instinct in their body is telling them to rebel against your good advice. Toddlers have a meltdown when forced to hold hands while crossing the road and teenagers sulk when you tell them they cannot have a phone or [...]

By |2018-02-16T10:52:22+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

7 Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied Online

For many parents the world of cyberbullying is unchartered territory - something they’ve never dealt with firsthand and may find difficult to address with their child. To mark Stand Up To Bullying Day on Wednesday 21 June, The Diana Award, a charity set up in the memory of Diana, is calling for “cyber lessons” in [...]

5 Ways Parents Can Help Prevent Their Children From Being A Victim Of Cyberbullying

It’s difficult for parents to know if their teen is a victim of cyberbullying. Many teens choose not to tell, worried their device will be taken away. Instead, your daughter might complain of “drama at school.” Or maybe your son feels embarrassed or ashamed. Bullying makes most people feel weak and powerless. According to Bark, [...]

By |2017-04-24T09:35:14+00:00April 20th, 2017|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments