Social Media

Unfriending Someone on Facebook: Is it Cyberbullying?

We all know that cyberbullying on Facebook happens. Typically it’s an unrelenting barrage of messages or posts, designed to belittle and humiliate the recipient. But now a case in Australia is making headlines in which a woman charged her employer for bullying when she defriended her on Facebook.

In what is unfolding as a convoluted and …

Guides / Parents

A Parent’s Guide to Cyber Bullying

As parents, it’s the last thing we want to imagine, but in an age of social media, bullying has taken to the online realm. What once just happened on school buses and in crowded hallways is now taking on a much more personal and difficult to detect form, and cyber bullying is now …

Guides / School

A Student’s Guide to Cyber Bullying

Being a kid is tough – there’s no doubt about it. This may be the season in your life before taxes and mortgage payments, but the stress is real, and we get that. School is a monster on its own, but trying to balance that with the delicate social dance that often comes with it …

Legislation

Cyber Bullying Legislation

Parents and lawmakers alike have begun the search for solutions to what is a slowly growing problem among our kids. While cyberbullying numbers are still low, there is a growing movement to start using legislation to hold children accountable, and more importantly raise awareness that there are consequences for bullying.

Though no law exists at the …

Social Media

Emojis are the Internet’s Empathy

In a recent move to help students comfort and express support for others dealing with cyber bullying, British telecommunications company Vodafone just released a new set of emojis. After a study done by YouGov, it was found that a lot kids just don’t know what to say to a friend that’s having problems with cyber …