Studies have found scrolling through Instagram is linked with increased depression.
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We often hear reports of the effect of social media on teens' mental health. So what does the science say about it?
The Sarahah app urges users to send ‘constructive’ messages, but cyberbullying is rife.
Apps inviting anonymous comments play upon our desire to know our social standing, but are an open goal for bullies.
Though popular culture might suggest otherwise, cyberbullying isn’t just a white problem.
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
Students outside Columbine High School in Colorado in April 1999 following the mass shooting there. Some speculated that the shooters sought revenge for having been bullied.
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.
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Automated systems that watch online chats and flag racist, sexist and bullying behavior could help curtail internet abuse.
What has the ‘Trump effect’ been on children?
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.
Minister for Communications and Arts, Mitch Fifield, speaking on Q&A on August 23, 2016.
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?
One in five students report being bullied in school.
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The most effective weapons in the fight to stop LGBTQ bullying might just be quite simple -- young people coming together to talk, laugh and share their lives.
Parents are often concerned about the effects of social media on their children’s character.
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The majority of parents in the UK believe social media harms their children's moral development.
Angry with the system.
A shocking incident has raised concerns about the tone of political debate in the UK and especially the role of the internet.
Mobile phones have many benefits. But they can also interrupt classes and distract pupils.
More pupils in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa are taking smartphones to school. These can be useful learning tools – or terrible distractions.
Bullying leads to both short-term and long-term adverse consequences.
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Children who are bullied are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety. They are also more likely to contemplate or attempt suicide.
Most of the cyberbullying in the study occurred through work related text messaging and instant message services.
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One in five government employees are experiencing or observing workplace cyberbullying, a study shows.
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In a media ecology defined through “interactive” behaviour – “web 2.0,” the blogging platforms now favoured by news and cultural criticism sites – a new figure has emerged from the digital abyss: the serial commenter.
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Kids today face a variety of digital stressors –from negotiating how much communication to have with close friends to digital abuse.
Facebook is trying to manage abuse and hate speech.
The social media giant says it takes online abuse seriously. But there are calls for it to do more amid reports it's not doing enough to deal with threats or abuse.
Women are far more likely to receive negative or threatening comments while gaming.
Some of the harassment women face while playing video games could be due to bully tactics employed by lower status men.
Threats of legal action may force schools to take action on bullying, but this should not be their main driver.
A former pupil is suing her school for the psychiatric harm she allegedly suffered from bullying.
A mob of keyboard warriors is not so different from the pitchfork-wielding variety.
When what Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt intended as an after dinner speech was made public he suffered the consequences, as have several others before him.