The government’s plan to make social media companies hand over trolls’ details aims to make it easier for victims to sue their harassers for defamation. But this conflates two very different concepts.
Parents who spy on their children’s online activity run the risk of doing more harm than good, an expert says.
Banter can be fun, but it can quickly cross the line.
We explored experiences of cyberbullying among young people in the UK. This is what we found.
While online communities may not fully address the isolation LGBTQ youth face in-person, they can serve as an important source of social support and a springboard for civic engagement.
Students’ academic worries persisted through the pandemic. A developmental scientist offers tips to support young people heading back to school.
Australia’s piecemeal approach to regulating hate speech online isn’t working. The UK has introduced a possible better way forward.
How can moderators and social media platforms, who have no direct experience of colonisation, pick up on such culturally nuanced negativity against Indigenous people?
Social media isn’t just mirroring conflicts happening in schools and on streets – it’s intensifying and triggering new disputes.
A study of 39 Australian universities has found 20 don’t have an anti-bullying policy relating to students. Bullying is a problem at universities, but their actions lag behind schools and workplaces.
News organizations are in low repute. To enhance their credibility, they’ve encouraged interaction between their journalists and audience members. Is that the best way to build the public’s trust?
New online safety laws will allow ‘harmful’ sexual content to be taken down within 24 hours
New research suggests tech firms need to improve how they detect abuse in response to the evolving use of coded language.
The absence of practical government guidance could result in companies overzealously blocking questionable content
Despite same-sex relations being criminal, social media is a space to come out and speak back to homophobia for the Nigerian tweeters in the study.
A new Australian study shows if a person has high levels of sadism and high self-esteem, they are more likely to troll.
Just as office workers need to be aware of cyber risks when setting up a home office, parents need to think about the increased exposure their children will face to cyber threats at home.
‘Zoombombing’ trolls have started to infiltrate virtual meetings - bombarding unsuspecting victims with racist and sexist speech and in some cases, pornographic imagery.
Teachers are more likely to notice ‘real-life’ bullying, and children are less inclined to report when they are targeted online.
A truly new approach to combating bullying would investigate the factors that make bullying attractive, rewarding and legitimized in the first place, both in schools and beyond.