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October 13, 2017
A recent study published by the National Anti-Bullying Research Centre found less than 20 per cent of parents were monitoring the social media use of their children

October 12, 2017
The mental effects of teenage bullying largely vanish after five years, a major new study has shown, offering ‘a message of hope’ to youngsters that they will get over childhood trauma.

October 11, 2017
Dr. Greg Wigington knows how bullying can affect a child. But he also knows steps parents can take to help children who become the target of a bully. Wigington is a psychiatrist at Fremont Health Behavioral Health. He cares for adults, but also specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry.

October 11, 2017
Suffolk’s children face a “sexting pandemic” – with explicit images being used to exploit, blackmail and shame victims, police say.

October 10, 2017
Apoll showas that more than half of secondary teacher say bullying is a problem.  This, depressingly, is in line with other data – for instance, from the Rumi Foundation, which holds a yearly survey into bullying  and whose latest figures show a growth in online bullying.

October 10, 2017
There’s a new law in Texas to help protect children and teens from cyberbullying.

October 10, 2017
Facebook and Twitter will be told to reveal the true scale of online hate as part of a major crackdown on the Wild West of the internet.

August 4, 2016
The study also found 1 in 10 adults experience online bullying of their own One in five Irish kids say that they have been the victim of cyberbullies, a shocking new survey has revealed. The survey, conducted by ZenithOptimedia, talked to 1,000 adults and 186 kids as part of a study into Internet safety and […]

December 10, 2015
New research builds on the previous evidence bullying or being bullied may contribute to later mental health problems. Youngster who are bullied are more likely to suffer psychiatric problems and depression when they grow up, a study shows. The young bullies themselves are also at greater risk of disorders needing treatment in later life – […]

December 10, 2015
Children as young as 12 are sending explicit messages of a sexual nature, police in Northamptonshire have said. Officers are investigating 24 separate cases of ‘sexting’ across the county – the youngest person involved being 12. They are urging young people to think twice before sending explicit pictures of themselves or posting them on sites […]

December 10, 2015
Dear Teenaged Girls, This time in your life is a beautiful one: one that will find you paving new roads, finding new adventures and forging new pathways. You will try new things, meet new people, make new choices and discover new possibilities. And along the way, you will make a few mistakes. There will be […]

December 10, 2015
Abstract | The rapid development and adoption of online digital technologies has had a profound effect on the way young people conduct their social relationships. The emergence of sexting, or the distribution of sexually explicit photos and videos, has gained widespread attention and raised moral concerns. However, there remains little policy-relevant research on the prevalence […]

December 7, 2015
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 Commander of Operational Programs Steve Johnson said.

December 7, 2015
A TEENAGER who received “sexting” photos from female friends has been released without conviction on child pornography charges — but will be marked as a sex offender on future any police record check.

November 23, 2015
Schools are to be ordered for the first time to record all incidents, education minister John O'Dowd has confirmed...

November 20, 2015
Yik Yak, a social media app is giving cyber bullying a new meaning by bringing online threats to reality.

November 20, 2015
Sexting can lead to some pretty serious trouble, and often times a child may not understand the consequences

November 20, 2015
A national anti-bullying programme needs to be rolled out across the country according to a panel of experts behind Ireland’s first online resource to help those affected.

November 20, 2015
A recent sexting scandal at Cañon City High School shed some light on the issue of sexting.

November 16, 2015
Social media has given parents and schools a whole new issue to be concerned with. The effects of online bullying can be detrimental and long lasting, especially since comments made online can last forever.

November 13, 2015
Sexting, or what teenagers apparently call “dodgy pix”, “nudes” or “nude selfies” – not that I’ve ever heard them do that – is becoming standard practice among this age group. This announcement comes from the government’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) which is worried that most who do so are unaware that their actions could result in a criminal conviction.

November 13, 2015
Bullying certainly has come out of the shadows these past few decades. At long last, schools, parents, and society at large have stopped repeating the tired old stick-and-stones slogan. The truth is, words do hurt. Bullying — true bullying — is known to have a negative impact on many areas of a child’s life and should not be ignored or tolerated.

November 9, 2015
The recent Colorado sexting scandal is drawing a lot of attention because of its sheer scale, but also because of the way students have allegedly shared hundreds of sexually explicit photos: through "ghost apps," or apps that are disguised as normal apps but can turn into a secret photo vault.

September 24, 2015
One in four Irish teens has suffered cyber bullying, according to a new survey.

August 31, 2015
A new survey shows that over a third of teenagers in Ireland using social media stay glued to screens to see if anyone has commented, ‘favourited’ or ‘liked’ content they post.

August 30, 2015
Children aged 14 are most commonly investigated, say police - children's charity say statistics are "tip of the iceberg".

August 18, 2015
Many kids will be headed back to school in a few weeks. Most will be happy to see their friends but some are dreading the end of summer because it means they will have to face bullying.

June 3, 2015
The lecturer claims students bullied and harassed him online [ www.nzherald.co.nz, Patrice Dougan, 02/06/2015 ]

June 3, 2015
Discovering that your child is being bullied can leave you feeling helpless. [ www.itv.com, 26/05/2015 ]

June 3, 2015
Bullying during adolescence may be responsible for almost a third of cases of depression during adulthood, new research finds. [ www.livescience.com, Stephanie Pappas, 02/06/2015 ]

June 3, 2015
The parents of a teenager who took his own life after years of bullying, say society needs to ensure children are better protected.

May 28, 2015
Sexting and your child: What you need to know [ www.sheknows.com, Claire Gillespie, 28/ 05/ 2015 ]

May 28, 2015
London - Sexting and online bullying are fuelling a surge of anxiety disorders in teenagers, experts warn. [ www.iol.co.za, Sophie Borland, 27/05/ 2015 ]

May 25, 2015
Do you understand the online jargon "PIR" and "POS"? A new guidebook gives adults a crash-course in textspeak in a bid to protect children dabbling in sex and porn [ www.telegraph.co.uk, David Barrett, 22/5/2015 ]

May 25, 2015
50 Percent of Consumers Don't Use Secure Messaging Apps Despite Widespread Concerns about Privacy [ internet.itbusinessnet.com, Jill Rosenthal, 21/5/2015 ]

May 25, 2015
While 'traditional' bullying can involve physical and verbal abuse in the playground, growing reliance on the Internet and connected devices means bullying no longer stops when a child leaves school, said a release by Kaspersky Lab. [ timesofindia.indiatimes.com, Neha Madaan, 21/5/2015 ]

May 25, 2015
As teens become more tech-reliant in all facets of life, including relationships, some are facing serious consequences. [ www.nbc11news.com, Makenzie O'Keefe, 21/5/2015 ]

May 18, 2015
Ten-year-old Hannah used to love going to school but now the Ontario fourth grader is too scared to return and her mother Nicola can't blame her [ www.huffingtonpost.ca, 16/5/2015]

May 18, 2015
OPINION: The recent publication of the Out on the Fields study of homophobia in sport in English-speaking countries has highlighted what sexual and gender minorities know all too well: homophobia is alive and well and living in our communities. [ www.stuff.co.nz, Mark Henrickson, 18/5/2015]

May 18, 2015
Use of homophobic language language is particularly common in polled schools [ www.newstalk.com, 17/5/2015]

May 18, 2015
A new study into homophobic bullying in primary schools, has found that one in 10 principals have to deal with homophobic behaviour on a weekly or monthly basis. [ www.irishexaminer.com, 17/5/2015 ]

May 18, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education is hailing what it calls the "first significant decrease" in school-based bullying since the federal government started gathering such data back in 2005. [ www.edition.cnn.com, Kelly Wallace, 7/10/2014]

May 15, 2015
Eve Ainsworth was badly bullied as a child but when she grew up she felt compelled to write about the forgotten victim of bullying – the bully themselves. [ www.theguardian.com, Eve Ainsworth, 15/5/2015 ]

May 14, 2015
Depression and anxiety among teenagers is higher than other generations Experts blame sexting, in which teens share explicit photos of themselves [ www.dailymail.co.uk, Sophie Borland, 10/5/2015 ]

May 14, 2015
The research claiming that depression and anxiety among teenagers is higher than other generations fueled by sexting and online bullying clearly indicates the dangers facing young people in today’s digital world. [ www.itproportal.com, David Emm, 11/5/2015 ]

May 14, 2015
Bullying is when one child picks on another child again and again. Usually children who are being bullied are either weaker or smaller, are shy, and generally feel helpless. [www.healthychildren.org, 11/5/2015 ]

May 14, 2015
A leading psychiatrist is warning the rise in cyber-bullying and sexting among teenagers could lead to more adults with mental health problems.

April 24, 2015
It’s about time for a crackdown on abuse.

April 22, 2015
The concept of bullying certainly isn't new, but it is a problem that has become increasingly dangerous and pervasive.

April 22, 2015
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - If your child has a cell phone, you know that can come with some dangers.

April 20, 2015
Bidness Etc takes a look at Instagram’s updated community guidelines which specifically discourage nudity and cyber bullying.

April 20, 2015
Social media is a key communication tool for children to engage with each other and the outside world.

April 20, 2015
She's been asking for one since she was 8 years old.

April 20, 2015
New York: Facebook users who think that they are insulated to cyberbullying and depression are actually more vulnerable to the negative realities of social media, a new research warns.

April 17, 2015
More than one in two respondents to anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label says they want to lose weight, one in five wants breast implants and 5% want Botox.

April 17, 2015
Do you think Snapchat photos evaporate within seconds of delivery? Guess again – and that’s just one thing parents should be worried about.

April 17, 2015
Ottawa man pleaded guilty to 63 charges of identity fraud, defamation and criminal harassment.

April 17, 2015
A Labour senator has published PLANS to make cyberbullying a criminal offence.

April 14, 2015
Trend not yet identified as serious risk in Ireland.

April 13, 2015
Nova Scotia's supremely awful cyberbullying law is finally receiving a much-needed tweak, but it took a trip to the Supreme Court to do it.

April 13, 2015
Student leaders, the disabled and aspiring politicians in Galway are among those FACING the anxiety of constant ‘cyber bullying’, according to locally-based senator, Lorraine Higgins.

April 10, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. - For many adults, bullying was simply part of childhood.

April 9, 2015
Survey of 10 to 18-year-old students shows cyberbullying is significantly more likely to originate from a friend than a stranger.

April 9, 2015
The head of secondary education in Dundee has claimed SCHOOL children in the city have a “unhealthy” attitude to so-called sexting.

April 8, 2015
YOUNG people in Limerick will have their input into new online safety policies for the controversial social network linked to the suicides of teenagers Erin Gallagher and Ciara Pugsley.

April 8, 2015
Cyberbullying has received a ton of attention recently, but oftentimes we focus on the problem instead of the solution.

April 7, 2015
Online abuse of teachers by pupils and parents has doubled in a year says union.

April 7, 2015
A brave teenager has fought back against her bullies, standing up in front of her entire year group to give a speech in assembly about the misery that being picked on causes.

April 7, 2015
Children who are the victims of bullying are more likely to develop aggressive or antisocial behaviors, such as cheating, lying or being cruel to others.

April 2, 2015
A new ‎Australian anti-bullying documentary takes the battle to the school-yard, with two University of Queensland academics weighing in on the topic of bullying in school sport.

April 2, 2015
GARDAI are investigating a disturbing bullying incident in which a special needs boy was targeted by teens who first shoved twigs into his mouth and then took videos after persuading him to expose himself.

April 1, 2015
Bullying is always challenging to deal with as a parent. Add a cyber element into the mix and many are completely flummoxed.

April 1, 2015
The label of bully, like other labels, can be damaging.

March 31, 2015
Do some kids who are victims of bullying start bullying others? Yes. The term is bully-victim (someone who bullies and is bullied).

March 31, 2015
Growing numbers of children are sharing pornographic images of themselves because of online extortion, says internet safety expert.

March 31, 2015
A survey by Studyclix.ie, Ireland’s largest study website has found that County Leitrim has the lowest percentage of cyber-bullying cases witnessed by students in county schools this year.

February 12, 2015
As part of Safer Internet Day, Bully Stoppers expert and clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller answered questions from Victorian school students and parents on an online blog on the Herald Sun’s website.

February 12, 2015
Before Christmas I took part in an online interactive theatre experience where audience members had to select an individual for interrogation based only their name, date of birth, gender and photo.

February 12, 2015
According to a recent survey by Action for Children, approximately 60 per cent of young people admitted to bullying others online, in order to fit in with the crowd.

February 12, 2015
Thanks to social media, girls feel under pressure to display their wares without necessarily being ready to hand over the goods

February 11, 2015
Police are visiting every school in Wales to warn pupils of the dangers of "sexting".

February 11, 2015
Sexting is the new form of "flirty fun" and children are starting younger and younger, warns a leading researcher in the field.

February 11, 2015
Online bullying among children is rife and while the potentially life-long impact on those targeted by bullies must be addressed, we cannot ignore the needs of young perpetrators either.

February 11, 2015
Sexting or texting? Do you know what your children are typing when they're hunched over their phones?

February 10, 2015
Protecting children online is now more difficult than ever due to the rise in popularity of photo-sharing apps, writes Helen O’Callaghan.

February 10, 2015
Teenagers working on a cyber-bullying project have told how 'nearly everybody they know' has been subject to online abuse of some description.

February 6, 2015
Teenage girls have been warned not to send indecent pictures to their boyfriends after a number of snaps turned up online.

February 6, 2015
At just 13 months, babies can comprehend what constitutes bullying, friendship and what it means to be a bystander, a study has found.

February 6, 2015
Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal cautions parents about a new social media tool that has emerged in Washington Parish and is being used as a mechanism for bullying.

February 3, 2015
The negative consequences of peer-victimization on children and adolescents are major public health concerns which have been subjected to extensive research.

February 2, 2015
According to new Danish research published in the scientific periodical Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the risk of suffering from depression is increased by a factor of nine among those who are the victims of bullying.

February 2, 2015
A high school student snaps an intimate photo of herself and sends it to her boyfriend, but then frets after they break up about what might happen to it

February 2, 2015
In anecdotal tales of schoolyard bullying, young girls spread rumours and alienate their victims, while boys push and shove.Bully 4U is a non profit Anti Bullying Service for Irish Schools

February 2, 2015
Bullied children and their families need to be reassured that what is happening isn’t their fault, says Jenny Hulme

January 19, 2015
Some children are relentlessly bullied with no respite, as social media channels permeate the home and school environment. BullyingUK share their advice on how to deal with cyberbullying.

January 13, 2015
Legal watchdog wants public help on possible new laws.

January 13, 2015
I couldn't fall asleep last night. As I lay there staring at the celling, I tried to piece together what must be wrong with me. I'm a total loser with no friends.

December 29, 2014
Protect and surf: Parents need to warn their children of the dangers they can encounter when surfing the web on their tablet.

November 12, 2014
The controversial website is moving to Dublin. Asking it to go elsewhere wouldn’t stop online abuse.

November 12, 2014
Social media ombudsman urged as controversial Ask.fm moves here. A social media ombudsman needs to be created to deal with cyberbullying and online abuse, a leading anti-bullying expert has claimed.

November 12, 2014
The PSNI has said its Child Internet Protection Team will continue to investigate images of Northern Irish schoolgirls that are the subject of a BBC Spotlight programme, which will be broadcast tonight.

October 15, 2014
A survey by a British charity has found that many youngsters see sexting as normal, with girls more likely to send explicit pictures of themselves.

October 15, 2014
It's late morning on a weekday when you receive a call from your child's school principal. She tells you there has been an incident involving your child, and asks you to come in for a conference to speak with her, as well as your child's teacher and the school counselor.

September 19, 2014
Last month, stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay had personal naked images and videos splashed across the internet by an American hacker.  But the very public embarrassment of these female celebrities has done nothing to curb the number of young people increasingly sharing nude selfies over text, email or […]

September 17, 2014
Researchers discovered that children who were bullied from ages eight through 10 were more likely to suffer from the aforementioned issues, particularly by the age of 12.

September 16, 2014
School principals and teachers are so swamped with cyber-bullying complaints they are losing hours of valuable teaching time each week.

September 16, 2014
For students, bullying behaviors change and progress as they make the transition from elementary school to middle school.

September 12, 2014
Bully4U and the Anti Bullying Centre at Dublin City University last week hosted Ireland’s first ever national cyberbullying conference, ‘Understanding and Managing Cyberbullying.’

September 12, 2014
The Special Rapporteur on Child Protection has said a full audit of existing legislation dealing with cyber bullying is needed to ensure a comprehensive response to the growing problem.

September 12, 2014
Parents can help prevent bullying in the way they model acceptable behaviour and problem solving

September 12, 2014
A groundbreaking method of blocking subtle cyberbullying language is being developed by Irish researchers.

September 12, 2014
In a survey involving a number of school students in the UK, it was found that almost 20% of LGBT students have attempted suicide at least once. NoBullying discusses this matter in an article released today

September 11, 2014
A 'sexting' investigation continues...

September 11, 2014
In a survey done with parents of autistic children in the United Kingdom, it was discovered that 61% of children with Autism Spectrum Condition are bullied at school.

September 4, 2014
According to the American Humane Association (AHA), 25 percent of children and teens living in the United States are cyber bullied

September 4, 2014
'SEXTING' is a "growing problem" in secondary schools - and teenage girls are often "bullied and pressurised" after sending sexually explicit images to their boyfriends.

September 3, 2014
PARENTS of schoolchildren who repeatedly bully others on the internet should face heavy fines, it has been suggested

September 3, 2014
The best ways to stop the “disturbing” trend of cyberbullying were discussed at a major conference in Dublin yesterday.

September 3, 2014
Parents need to know the tell-tale signs that their child is being cyberbullied, a psychotherapist has said.

September 3, 2014
A dedicated classroom module on cyberbullying should be introduced to tackle growing concerns at junior and senior levels, according to school principals.

September 3, 2014
The minimum age for activating such accounts is 13, but a leading Facebook executive says this is difficult to control.

September 3, 2014
Tackling the modern-day scourge of cyberbullying should be part of the school curriculum and more funding is needed to combat growing levels of online aggression, teachers have warned.

September 3, 2014
Several Dulux employees have claimed they were bullied by a senior manager.

September 3, 2014
The new school year is upon us and for every parent a new school year could also mean brushing back in with school bullying.

September 3, 2014
Know The Ways On How To Fight Against Cyber Bullying

September 3, 2014
USA WEEKEND columnist Steven Petrow offers advice about digital etiquette.

September 3, 2014
Head teachers also want to extra funding and more training to tackle the growing problem

August 31, 2014
A stark rise in cyberbullying has led to calls for a radical overhaul of legislation to deal with the problem.

August 31, 2014
A radical overhaul of legislation around cyberbullying is needed to prevent it spiralling out of control, a leading law expert has claimed.

September 3, 2014
A new app is adding another layer to the complex and dangerous world of cyberbullying

September 3, 2014
A stark rise in cyberbullying has led to calls for a radical overhaul of legislation to deal with the problem

September 3, 2014
A radical overhaul of legislation around cyberbullying is needed as it is spiralling out of control, according to a leading law expert.

August 31, 2014
A radical overhaul of legislation around cyberbullying is needed as it is spiralling out of control, according to a leading law expert.

September 3, 2014
The 14-year-old set out to raise awareness and hopefully put a halt to cyberbullying altogether.

September 3, 2014
Mahoning County now has a program designed to keep children from growing up to become bullies

September 3, 2014
VIDEO The presentation provided to parents and community partners the knowledge they need to understand the issues of cyberbullying, sexting and social networking when it comes to their kids. Patchin has studied adolescence and his book, Words Wound, explores the ways teens can combat cyberbullying.

September 3, 2014
When cyberbullying happened to Elizabeth Peace’s son, he did something completely unexpected, which made her proud and sad at the same time.

August 21, 2014
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August 22, 2014
Sexual Bullying is a form of bullying that takes place usually with teens and “tweens”. However, sexual bullying can happen among adults as well, particularly at the work place and even at home.

August 21, 2014
Literature review prepared by Helen Gleeson (PhD) who's one of the speakers at the National Cyberbullying Conference.

August 21, 2014
Licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist and founder of private mental health practice Sanders & Associates Dr. Tiffany Sanders shared tips on how to help students deal with back-to-school anxiety, online grades and bullying.

August 20, 2014
Facebook pages set up in Ireland which feature daily uploads of pictures of female university students have been met with heavy criticism.

July 20, 2014
Facebook and Sky are pressurising the Government not to introduce legislation to clamp down on online abuse and bullying despite calls for stricter regulation of the internet to protect children.

May 22, 2014
Children who experience violence, harsh discipline, or neglect are more likely to be cyberbullies or their victims, according to a research review for the Government.

May 22, 2014
CYBER-BULLYING is linked to higher levels of depression, suicidal thoughts and social isolation among young people, according to a new report

May 21, 2014
Strategies that have been found to be effective in addressing cyberbullying include

May 15, 2014
While bullied kids can have depression and anxiety in adulthood, the bullies may have less chronic stress.

May 15, 2014
ISPs in the UK have urged parents to manage their children’s access to Internet rather than blocking it straight out and has provided tips to keep their children safe online.

May 14, 2014
A TROLL TRAP’ to block cyber-bullies is being developed by Dublin City University.

May 12, 2014
Bully 4u and the Anti Bullying Centre have joined together to host a national cyber bullying conference, taking place in Dublin Castle.

May 6, 2014
Anonymous mobile apps are heralded as an alternative to Facebook and Twitter, but their use also raises concern over malicious use and cyber-bullying.

May 6, 2014
More than 400 children a year in Essex are switching schools because of bullying, it has emerged.

May 6, 2014
It's bad enough if your child is being picked on – but what if you’re the parent of a playground menace?

April 28, 2014
The effects of bullying last a lifetime with physical, mental and intellectual health still affected 40 years later, a major British study finds.

April 28, 2014
Research by the NASUWT union finds that almost one-in-five teachers have been subjected to offensive slurs on social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter.

April 28, 2014
The mother of a teenager who took his own life wants social media sites to be obliged to provide gardai with information that will identify people who post abusive messages.

April 25, 2014
Nobullying.com have selected us as one of the top Anti-Bullying websites from the past year.

April 24, 2014
For the following categories of western trust staff; Social work and Social care staff from CAMHS.

April 24, 2014
Children who are bullied continue to suffer the psychological impacts decades later, experiencing increased risk of depression, anxiety and suicide in tests given in mid-life, according to a new study by British researchers. Being bullied at the age of 7 and 11 also was associated with personal feelings of poor general health at age 23 […]

April 23, 2014
Cyber bullying has become a hot topic in recent years and a new British-based survey revealed that teachers are not immune from Internet hostilities.

April 23, 2014
Teacher warns students that their online footprint can haunt them throughout their adult lives.

April 23, 2014
A new survey by the teachers union NASUWT has provided further evidence to confirm that teachers too, as well as pupils, can be targets of online bullying.

March 17, 2014
Up to 70% of Galway students have been, or know someone who has been, bullied online.

February 27, 2014
An anti-bullying organisation has said it is concerned about the boom in the use of the Snapchat app among teenagers over fears it could be used for cyberbullying and "sexting".

February 24, 2014
THE cyberbullying scourge is getting worse, according to a survey by second-level school principals.Ther has been an alarming rise both in the number of victims and pupils who admit to bullying.

January 30, 2014
Teachers should search for and delete inappropriate images on their students' mobile phones to prevent them being distributed and used for cyberbullying, a Home Office minister has suggested.

January 30, 2014
Over one-fifth of at-risk early adolescents have sexted in past six months, recent research indicates

January 22, 2014
Already this year, we've heard a lot about youth and sexting. In a study published by theAmerican Academy of Pediatrics, researchers found that nearly one-quarter of at-risk middle school students between the ages of 12 and 14 have sexted in the past six months

January 22, 2014
A Canadian teenager has been found guilty of "sexting" pictures of her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend she found on his cell phone.

January 22, 2014
Capital's told too many young people in the East Midlands aren't taking online safety seriously.

January 22, 2014
Daily Mirror investigation reveals the shocking extent of cyber menaces who make people's lives a miser

January 20, 2014
The spiralling problem of children "sexting" has prompted a leading psychologist to call for guidance on this issue in a new sex education programme planned for schools next autumn.

January 20, 2014
It has almost become an occupational hazard for teachers. All too frequently they become the victims of smears on social media.

January 6, 2014
Eton College has banned pupils from accessing Snapchat on the school’s wifi network, amid concerns the app could be used for sending sexual images.

January 6, 2014
After downloading photos off a former roommate’s computer without permission, Joshua P. Hoehne allegedly created fake social media accounts for the woman and her sister, all Anchorage residents. The accounts contained images of the women, both real and lookalikes, affixed above sexually explicit captions. Now 42-year-old Hoehne faces a flood of charges, one for theft stemming from the old roomies’ falling out, and hundreds of second-degree harassment charges.

January 6, 2014
Your child has been known to bully. You, as a parent, may be struggling with how to stop this behavior. I have two suggestions that go hand-in-hand: Teach empathy and try to eliminate the violence that they take in on a daily basis through videos, the Internet, movies and games.

January 6, 2014
During a recent presentation on cyber safety at the Ayer-Shirley Regional Middle School, Ariana Coniglio, prevention and education coordinator for Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, told parents about a troubling trend: 39 percent of teens and 59 percent of young adults are now said to be participating in "sexting."

January 6, 2014
With the rise of smartphones and Snapchat, sexting is in vogue – but a new study has found that many young people engage in the practice without really wanting to.

January 6, 2014
Few families are immune to some sibling rivalry, but what happens when it becomes bullying and what can parents do about it?

January 6, 2014
A new Internet Content Governance Advisory Group has been established by Ireland’s Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte TD to focus on online content and its impact on the lives of children and young people.

January 6, 2014
FOUR out of 10 Irish nine-year- olds say they have been subjected to bullying in the past 12 months.

December 16, 2013
Leitrim is the only county in the country that has not engaged in the anti-bullying programme bully4U.

December 16, 2013
THE Data Protection Commissioner has said that cyber- bullying can't be dealt with through data protection laws, but must be tackled by schools.

November 26, 2013
Parents must educate their children on what is and isn’t suitable behaviour online and set the right security settings to protect them against cyber bullying, explains Chief Technology Officer at McAfee EMEA.

November 26, 2013
The title for Anti-bullying Week 2013 is 'The Future is Ours - Safe, Fun and Connected'. Particularly concerned with cyberbullying, it calls on children and young people to "take the lead" in creating a future without bullying through the use of new technologies to promote positive communication.

November 21, 2013
The NSPCC and Channel 4's teen drama Hollyoaks are tackling "sexting" - the sending of explicit texts, images and videos - in an ad campaign and in a new plot aired this week.

October 14, 2013
If you caught your teens texting about “red devils,” “Robo” or “Skittles,” would you know what they were talking about?

October 10, 2013
What are the long lasting effects of schoolyard bullying? What is the ratio of young people being bullied to those that bully? What are the main causes of bullying and how can they be eradicated?

October 4, 2013
According to a recent study by the Cyberbullying Research Center, approximately 20% of kids aged 11-18 say they have been victims of online aggression. In a world of catastrophic headlines and sensational sound bites, these numbers don't actually sound so bad, but take the time talk to any school-aged technology user (read: just about any tween or teen that you meet on the street) and you will no doubt gather that the danger posed by cyberbullying is not in the breadth of its perpetrators and victims, but rather in the depth of damage that online aggression can cause. Just what is it that makes cyberbullying so bad?

October 4, 2013
It's a truth universally acknowledged: kids tune out their parents. They don't tune out other kids, though; we all remember hanging on an admired peer's every word when we were young.

October 3, 2013
Anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label surveyed 10,008 people aged between 13 and 22 and found levels of cyber bullying were much higher than previously thought. A massive 69% of young people have experienced cyber bullying. Of this number, one fifth described it as 'very extreme'.

October 2, 2013
ONE in seven teenagers has been cyber-bullied in the last three months and almost 10pc have bullied someone online.

October 2, 2013
ONE in seven teenagers has been cyber-bullied in the last three months and almost 10pc have bullied someone online.

October 1, 2013
A FACEBOOK executive has assured parents and teachers it tries to “resolve as quickly as possible” instances of cyber-bullying.

October 1, 2013
One in seven adolescents have been the subject of cyber-bullying in the last three months and one in 11 admit to cyber-bullying others in the same timeframe, according to data presented at a major conference in Dublin today.

September 28, 2013
SOCIAL-MEDIA companies could face fines of up to €2bn if they fail to meet proposed EU guidelines on combating cyber bullying.

September 24, 2013
The Internet can take bullying to a whole new level. An unflattering photo, a vicious comment, a mean tweet or a slam on Facebook can not only hurt its intended victim, it can spread like wildfire reaching hundred of kids in mere minutes. How should a kid respond?

September 23, 2013
Reported crimes on social network sites Facebook and Twitter in Northern Ireland increased from 71 in 2010 to 2,100 in 2012, police have revealed.

September 20, 2013
A Greater Victoria high school student who allegedly sent naked photos of her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend to a friend has launched a constitutional challenge against charging youth who engage in “sexting” with child pornography offences.

August 8, 2013
Child safety groups have issued advice on how to protect children online, following the news that a teenage girl took her own life after being subjected to online bullying by internet trolls.

August 7, 2013
THE death of an English schoolgirl at the hands of internet trolls on the Ask.fm website was a 'mirror-image' of the death of Erin Gallagher, the Irish teenager's mum has said.

August 6, 2013
Girl (14) died in Leicestershire after alleged abuse on anonymous website

August 6, 2013
Thousands of people sign a petition asking the government to regulate anonymous messaging websites after a 14-year-old girl killed herself following bullying on Ask.fm.

August 5, 2013
TEENAGERS are being warned of the dangers of ‘sexting’ as part of a Cumbria police campaign.

August 4, 2013
SCHOOLS are increasingly having to pay compensation to pupils who have been injured by bullying in the latest sign of the compensation culture sweeping Britain.

August 2, 2013
Nearly 80 per cent of Australian children under 10 years of age use social networks. Among older teenagers – those 16 and 17 – parents underestimate bullying and risky online behaviour.

August 2, 2013
While most preteens and younger children probably aren't swapping sexually explicit media on their phones, one or two kids can start a dangerous trend, according to child psychologists. Here's how to talk to your younger child about phone safety.

August 1, 2013
In cyberspace, bullies can hide and cheaters can prosper. With a new school year on the horizon, security firm McAfee looked at the disconnect between bullying, cheating teens, and their parents' awareness — or lack thereof.

August 1, 2013
People who were repeatedly bullied throughout childhood and adolescence were significantly more likely to go to prison than individuals who did not suffer repeated bullying, according to a new analysis presented at the American Psychological Association's 121st Annual Convention.

August 1, 2013
People who were bullied throughout childhood and adolescence are more likely than others to engage in delinquent or criminal behavior later in life, a new study finds.

August 1, 2013
A village primary school has threatened parents with legal action after “malicious and vexatious” criticism of teachers spread from the playground to social media.

July 31, 2013
FACEBOOK is trying to improve its reporting tools to combat cyber-bullying and other unsavoury online activities.

July 30, 2013
A NATIONAL forum on cyber-bullying, to help prevent people from being harassed online, is set to be held in Limerick at the end of September.

July 18, 2013
Politicians have called for a new body to help stamp out cyber bullying among teenagers.

June 24, 2013
A COMPLAINT has been made to gardai after children were allegedly handcuffed and beaten by fellow pupils on a school trip.

June 13, 2013
The ability to place anonymous questions/comments enables users to be as nasty as they like because they face no consequences. Ask.fm is a dangerous little cyber-world that provides the perfect conditions in which bullying can flourish.

May 31, 2013
Bullying in childhood pushes some teens to self-harm, and parents and teachers may be unaware.

February 7, 2013
n January, Nadin Khoury, a 13-year-old from Pennsylvania, suffered a beat-down at the hands and feet of a group of bullies who intended to post the video on YouTube. Social media sites, such as Facebook and YouTube, have been under fire as attack sites used by teens to bully and harass their peers, but Nadin was able to use this video to help catch six of his attackers.

February 4, 2013
Incidences of cyberbullying among teenagers in Ireland are among the highest in Europe, according to a new report.

December 24, 2012
As if having food allergies isn't hard enough on a child, new research finds at least one-third of kids with food allergies said they are targets of bullying. Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City surveyed about 250 children with food allergies and their parents and found 31.5 percent said they are subjected to taunts and threats that frequently involve the allergy-inducing food.

December 19, 2012
Being a victim of childhood bullying alters the structure which surrounds a gene that controls mood, which in turn, makes victims more susceptible to developing mental health issues as they grow older.

October 2, 2012
THE father of a beautiful teenage schoolgirl who took her own life after being bullied online today warns other parents of the dangers of social media.

September 4, 2012
(CBS News) Almost half of adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder have been the victims of bullying, according to a new study.

August 21, 2012
Researchers say autistic children who are bullied at school often do not receive any help until the abuse becomes physical.

August 5, 2012
Social media sites like Facebook are regularly being used to abuse teachers, says a survey.

June 16, 2012
Approximately one out of every five teenagers, including some as young as fourteen years old, are sending or receiving sexually explicit photos, claims a new study published online earlier this month in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.

June 15, 2012
Cyberbullying, once thought to be a tool utilized mostly by young kids and teens on social networking sites, is becoming an increasingly popular way to attack others or humiliate them.

May 18, 2012
The problem of students bullying teachers is another issue to be tackled in schools, according to Education Minister Ruairi Quinn

May 17, 2012
Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has said that teachers are increasingly becoming the victims of cyber-bullying by pupils.

May 7, 2012
Students at Hilltop High School earlier watched a bullying documentary base on a true story and then followed up with a classroom discussion. Students in Louise Fericelli classroom listened as students offered their observations of bullying on and off campus.

April 6, 2012
CHILDREN'S Minister Frances Fitzgerald has reacted with shock to the fact that a 10-year-old boy was forced out of school by Facebook bullies.

March 18, 2012
An American court has convicted a former student for using a web cam to spy on his gay roommate's love life and then sharing the images with fellow students.

February 14, 2012
Support from family, friends can help counter negative attacks, researchers add

February 3, 2012
If you're the parent of a bullied child who's frustrated with a lack of responsiveness from your son's or daughter's school, if you've tried everything from meeting with the counselor to talking to the principal, perhaps even contacting the superintendent, and your child is still coming home in tears every day, don't lose hope.

November 8, 2011
Children singled out for abuse either in person or through cyberbullying are more prone to long-term depression, significantly poorer mental and physical health, and suicidal thoughts and actions than their peers who are spared from bullying, said investigators at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

October 18, 2011
What a shockingly beautiful boy Jamie Hubley was. The ruddy hair, the smokin’ wide grin, that shy downward look.

September 22, 2011
AUSTRALIAN school principal fed up with cyber-bullying has gone to war on Facebook.

September 22, 2011
Headlines flash as Lady Gaga vows to stop bullying after a teens suicide

September 22, 2011
Gay Teen's Suicide Sparks Outrage

September 16, 2011
Bullying is one of the biggest issues in education today. There are articles in professional journals and parenting magazines about it.

September 12, 2011
The furore over trolling obscures the real bullying that causes this despicable practice in the first place

August 22, 2011
VICTORIAN parents fear their lack of technological savvy is putting their kids at risk online.

August 15, 2011
Academic calls on schools to give staff more support and protection after study finds many teachers have been victims of cyber-bullying attacks

June 28, 2011
The digital age has taken bullying out of the schoolyard and placed it online

June 25, 2011
A NSW school whose students participated in a Facebook site used for cyber-bullying has threatened to expel students under 13 who are using the social networking site.

June 3, 2011
More shut-eye could help reduce aggression and bullying, study suggests

May 19, 2011
Thirteen per cent of 13 to 15-year-olds know someone who has carried a knife for protection, a survey has suggested.

May 12, 2011
More than a third of young people say they have suffered a severe physical or sexual attack by their peers, according to a new survey.

May 11, 2011
Their inability to manage stress and emotions raises vulnerability

May 10, 2011
As many as 7.5 million kids under the age of 13 are using the Facebook service, despite the company's official prohibition -- 5 million under the age of 10.

May 7, 2011
When the video of poor Casey Heynes aka The Punisher hit the internet it had many disbelieving how brazen bullies can be, it now seems long gone are the days of bullies restricting their movements to the playground and they are now venturing online and becoming cyberbullies.

May 5, 2011
Five teens charged with bullying that contributed to the suicide of Phoebe Prince accepted plea deals this week, ending the long court-proceedings and offering Prince’s family some closure. But the question remains: What can be done to prevent this from happening again?

April 24, 2011
Bullies and those being bullied are more likely to be experiencing family violence at home, a new report issued by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and prepared together with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has found. The researchers found that among middle and high school pupils across the state, encounters of family violence were more common among young people who had both taken part in bullying and been victims of it.

April 22, 2011
One evening two weeks ago, Nancy Anderson Dolan's 13-year-old son opened his laptop and yelled like he'd been struck. Dolan rushed to his side and saw what had appalled her child: An expletive-filled message from a child her son has known for years, threatening to hurt him.

April 22, 2011
How do you help your children stop the cycle of bullying?

April 18, 2011
Teachers will today call for an investigation into rising levels of poor behaviour among girls in the classroom.

April 15, 2011
Resources available for parents, teens.

April 14, 2011
A 15-year-old in Portage, Indiana was arrested last week for having naked pictures of two girls on his phone.

April 10, 2011
He also brought bottles of gasoline to campus

April 8, 2011
After a rash of suicides linked to bullying in public schools, gay and lesbian students are punching back as never before. Armed with lawsuits and legislation, they're finding powerful allies as they demand an end to the harassment.

April 3, 2011
Princess-to-be Catherine Middleton was bullied to tears as a young teen at school, because she was too nice.

March 31, 2011
TEENAGERS are exchanging explicit photos of themselves as a form of "insurance" to stop their pictures being circulated via mobile phones.

March 30, 2011
A 13-year-old girl apparently bullied by her peers has taken her plight to YouTube, posting a haunting video that describes the alleged torment suffered at a top Connecticut middle school.

March 30, 2011
Danish director Susanne Bier added Oscar winner to her resume in late February when "In a Better World" won Best Foreign Film just as it had at the Golden Globes. The film won’t be opening in the US until April 1st, but it could not come at a more appropriate time given its subject matter.

March 22, 2011
School cashless catering schemes could help establishments in the crackdown against bullying, it has been suggested.

March 22, 2011
The proliferation of cell phones equipped with video cameras has made shooting and sending x-rated videos easier than ever for teenagers. The world of "sexting" -- sending sexually explicit text messages -- amongst teens that was once limited to raunchy words and pictures is increasingly moving into the video domain -- with devastating consequences.

March 12, 2011
Social networking means many teenagers are never far from a bully, harassment or unwanted sexual messages.

February 25, 2011
A teenager from Swindon is on a mission to help fight cyber-bullying.

February 24, 2011
First there was the "hot sauce mom" who, screaming and berating her son for lying, forced him into a cold shower and shoved the burning liquid down his throat. Then there was the mom who, upset with her son's poor grades, stuck the 15-year-old on a street corner with a chest-to-trunk poster board of his GPA dangling from his neck.

February 23, 2011
Bullying has had a dramatic effect on people across the United States. Bullying has lead to students and workers skipping and/or dropping out of school or work because they don’t feel safe.

February 18, 2011
Does “walking away” from a bully work? For years well-intentioned adults have been telling kids to “ignore someone who is bullying you and he/she will get tired and stop.” Now, with reports of old-fashioned bullying and cyber-bullying in the news almost daily, some child development specialists are promoting a new approach to the age-old problem.

February 17, 2011
Cyberbullying is a growing national concern, with roughly 75 percent of teenagers using cell phones, the most common instrument of harassment. The U.S. education secretary has been talking about it, and the Department of Justice held a cyberbullying summit.

February 16, 2011
CHILDREN are being targeted ‘around the clock’ by cyberbullies, it has emerged in the aftermath of the death of a 15-year-natasha macbrydeold Midland schoolgirl.

February 15, 2011
A very disturbing report was released today documenting that special education children are bullied at a higher rate than non-special education children. The report, Walk a Mile in their Shoes, by Abilitypath.org, shows that disabled children are two to three times more likely to be bullied than their non-disabled peers.

February 12, 2011
A group of students in Mustang said they are being targeted on Facebook. A page on the social networking site is being used to cyber-bully pregnant teens and teen moms.

February 11, 2011
Whether the victim is you or your child, help is out there.

February 8, 2011
Child protection experts say unprecedented numbers of teenagers are sharing sexually explicit images with each other and then posting them online.

February 8, 2011
Kids engage in teasing, aggression as they struggle to make it to the top, study finds

February 4, 2011
High-profile incidents put legal, policy issues in the spotlight but lack of clarity remains

January 31, 2011
Most popular social networking sites, such as Facebook and MySpace, restrict the minimum age of their users to 13. But that doesn't stop pre-teens from setting up accounts by entering a false age.

January 30, 2011
Bullying seems to be a rite of passage for the youth of this country, but until recently it hasn't come to the forefront in the media. Why is this?

January 28, 2011
Online impersonation where fraudsters get personal details and account numbers from an individual is a crime of our times, writes Karlin Lillington

January 27, 2011
CYBER bullying is intentional, repeated behaviour by individuals or organisations using online technology to cause distress or humiliation to another individual or to attempt to humiliate, intimidate, control or to otherwise put that person down.

January 27, 2011
Police statistics reveal a 17 per cent increase in crimes involving internet bullying and verbal abuse, police sources said

January 26, 2011
As states push for anti-cyberbullying laws and schools enact no tolerance policies, those who bully others online are getting caught, arrested and charged with harassment and cyber-stalking. James Leasure, co-founder of Pandora Corporation, comments on how monitoring internet activity can help end cyberbullying and keep your kids out of legal trouble.

January 6, 2011
New Jersey on Thursday enacted the nation’s toughest law against bullying and harassment in schools, three and a half months after the suicide of a Rutgers University student drew national attention to the issue.

December 30, 2010
Recent reports of teens taking their own lives 'the tip of the iceberg,' one expert says

December 26, 2010
Nathaniel Rodriguez was bullied throughout middle school for being gay. He said kids would tease him, call him "faggot" and tell him he ran like a girl.

December 24, 2010
A website for young people to share gossip has been shut down and then reopened for over-18s only, following protests about cyber-bullying.

December 16, 2010
In the news of late have been several stories about bullying and suicide. While these tragedies are often under-reported, they are painful examples of the cruel elements in human interaction.

December 8, 2010
Bullies, according to one fifth-grader at Lakewood Elementary School, are people who don’t feel good about themselves, so they pick on other people. Martial arts, such as those demonstrated to the school’s physical education classes this week, can help those bullies find self-confidence and self-control so they don’t feel the need to pick on others.

November 26, 2010
Concerned about “sexting” and “cyberbullying” in schools, Virginia’s attorney general says teachers have the legal authority to seize and search through students’ cell phones and laptops – without consent, warrant or parental permission.

November 15, 2010
Anti-bullying campaigners in Wales are joining a "virtual march" to mark the start of a week highlighting the issue.

November 4, 2010
With hash tags notating flying insults, some fans of Demi Lovato are taking to task ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas and his new squeeze Ashley Greene. This tempest in the teapot is just the latest Twitter war that sees posters cyber-bullying in 140 characters (or less).

November 4, 2010
Parents receive wake-up call about kids’ use of social media

October 26, 2010
AN escalation of child bullying, including cyber-bullying, has prompted the Social and Health Education Project (SHEP) in Cork to organise a course for parents.

October 22, 2010
President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton each released video messages this week on the problem of bullying. Both messages centered on abusive behavior toward homosexuals.

October 20, 2010
New data on bullying released today show that 17 percent of American students report being bullied two to three times a month or more within a school semester, with girls and boys having similar rates.

October 18, 2010
At a youth town hall event Thursday sponsored by MTV, BET and CMT, some 10,000 questions were tweeted President Obama’s way, most of them concerning education, economy, and LGBT issues. The most dramatic message of the day: “Dear President Obama, do you think being gay or trans is a choice?”(via The Page)

October 17, 2010
Scottish teachers want a legal showdown with Facebook in a bid to make social networking sites accountable for abusive and intimidating comments posted online by school children.

October 12, 2010
A 7 year-old girl with Huntington’s Disease is the victim of an extreme case of cyber-bullying.

September 22, 2010
New Study Finds It May Be Tougher On Victims Than Traditional Bullying

June 8, 2009
In recent years, pediatricians and researchers in this country have been giving bullies and their victims the attention they have long deserved — and have long received in Europe. We’ve gotten past the “kids will be kids” notion that bullying is a normal part of childhood or the prelude to a successful life strategy.

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