Cyberbullying

  • Majority of parents don't feel their child is being bullied online: Report June 15, 2014

    New Delhi: With easy access to Internet and smart gadgets, a growing number of children in the country today are falling prey to cyberbullying, security software firm Symantec today said. However, more disturbing is the fact that a majority of the parents don't feel their child is being bullied online. According to...
  • Boredom drives trolling and cyberbullying on Facebook, Twitter: Study July 1, 2013

    London: Boredom and amusement are behind many incidents of cyberbullying and trolling on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, a new firstofitskind study has found. The research by Lancaster University in UK, suggests that those who engage in trolling Internet user behaviour that is meant to intentionally...
  • Cyberbullying as harmful as physical violence: Study February 12, 2013

    Washington: Children who are bullied online or by mobile phone are just as likely to skip school or consider suicide as kids who are physically bullied, according to a new study. The study led by a Michigan State University criminologist suggests that parents, school officials and policymakers should consider bullying...
  • Cyberbullying common at workplace: Report November 5, 2012

    London: Bullying using emails, texts or webpostings to abuse people is as common at the workplace as 'conventional' bullying at schools, says a study. The way cyberbullying influences both the victim and witnesses is more hidden at the workplace, according to study on occupational psychology. Christine Sprigg, Carolyn Axtell and Sam...
  • Olympic organisers crack down on Cyberbullies August 1, 2012

    London: Cyberbullies targeting Olympic athletes received a clear message on Tuesday to back off following the arrest of a suspected Internet troll but the issue highlighted a divide on how to deal with Twitter abuse. Police arrested a 17-year-old man on suspicion of malicious communication after British diver Tom Daley received...
  • Facebook teams with Time Warner to fight bullies July 13, 2011

    San Francisco: Facebook and Time Warner are ganging up on bullies to address a problem that torments millions of children and young adults. The partnership announced Tuesday calls for Facebook and Time Warner to use their clout to raise awareness about bullying and encourage more people to report the abuses when...
  • Facebook has 7.5 million underage users: report May 11, 2011

    Boston: Facebook has 7.5 million users who are underage and are "not supposed" to be using the social networking site, according to a new report. Of the 20 million minors who actively used Facebook in the past year, more than one-third or about 7.5 million were younger than 13 and not...