Eliminating anonymity is often touted as a solution to hostile online behaviour, but research shows that agreeable people who are more likely to leave positive comments prefer to do it anonymously.
Sex-education curricula that openly discuss sexting, consent and other online behaviours have never been more important for teens -- in Ontario and globally.
One in 20 young people are both cyberbully and victim.
Today's workplaces extend beyond physical spaces, so movements like #metoo must trigger change in how we behave online.
New laws, new tools and new research is required to combat the rise in online hate. That means both regulating social media companies, and making use of technology to help measure compliance.
Social media posts since Gerald Stanley’s acquittal have been saturated with vitriolic rants and myths. If reconciliation is to be more than an aspiration, settlers must acknowledge our culpability.
Because teenage boys and girls behave differently online, girls are more at risk for cyberbullying, and intervention needs to take this into account.
Research shows that parents play the most important role in prevention of cyberbullying. Here are four ways they can step up for their kids.
Shaming your child for bullying behaviour won't help stop it.
Cyberbullying is everywhere and is not going away - so what do bullies specifically do?
Workplace cyberbullying is a growing problem and can cause more harm than traditional forms of bullying. Employers need to take active steps to protect employees from it.
Studies suggests that roughly 35% of children experience bullying at some point.
We often hear reports of the effect of social media on teens' mental health. So what does the science say about it?
Apps inviting anonymous comments play upon our desire to know our social standing, but are an open goal for bullies.
A recent Pew survey reported that young African-Americans are more likely to be both victims and perpetrators of cyberbullying. Why?
The online abuse of journalists is increasingly leading to self-censorship and websites abandoning the comment function altogether
Youth who are bullied may be at even higher risk than other youth for gun violence. These bullied youngsters were three times more likely to have access to a loaded gun, a recent study states.
Automated systems that watch online chats and flag racist, sexist and bullying behavior could help curtail internet abuse.
At this time, researchers cannot prove a direct relationship. But social learning theory shows that people learn from one another, via observation, imitation and modeling.
Communications Minister Mitch Fifield told Q&A that the Children’s eSafety Commissioner has investigated 11,000 cases of cyberbullying and can fine social media firms $17,000 a day. Is that true?