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One in Three Australians Say They’ve Been Trolled Online

More than one in three Australians say they've experienced online harassment, which includes abusive behavior, unwanted sexual messages and intimidation, a new study from The Australia Institute has found. The survey, which asked 1557 Australian workers about online harassment and cyber hate, found more than one in three were targeted - the equivalent of 8.8 [...]

By |2019-02-04T11:37:59+11:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Bullying, Cybersafety, Social Media, Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How To Keep Young People Safe Online

For all the benefits to mental health a digital world can bring, such as a sense of belonging and information and support for those with problems, there are also myriad dangers associated with online activity. In the very worst cases, people have live-streamed their suicide and had people cheer them on in the comments section. [...]

By |2017-05-22T11:59:56+10:00May 20th, 2017|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Cyberbullies Come Out to Play in the School Holidays

As schools break up for the year, police and experts have warned parents to be on guard for cyber bullying, which spikes during the holidays. Police regularly witness an increase in cyber bullying among children when they're off school. "During school holidays kids have more access to, and more time with, the technology," NSW Police Acting [...]

British Politician Jess Phillips Receives More Than 600 Rape Threats In One Night

Jess Phillips says the ringleaders should face either civil or criminal action. Photo: Facebook: Jess Phillips A British politician has revealed she received more than 600 rape threats in one night after launching a campaign against sexist online bullying. Jess Phillips, the Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, declared that Twitter was "dead", after [...]