Category Archives: Cyber Bullying

Cyber Bullying: Young students unable to get away from being bullied

MIDLAND-ODESSA, TX (KWES) –

Being bullied is not a new subject, but how it is being done has changed traumatically the past 10 years, and a big part of that is social media.  

“With the media presence, you can be bullied online and literally it can affect you. I have seen one student that will go from one school will go all the way to school in Odessa and everyone at that school knows too because it’s all connected through social media,” said Lewis Busbee, MA, LPC, with Lewis Busbee Family Therapy.  

The National Center for Education and Bureau of Justice Statistics show that 28% Of U.S students in Middle grade have been bullied.  

High school shows to be no different, 20% of U.S Students have been bullied.  

But, now there is a change in society students can’t just leave it at school, the problem follows them home and while they are sleeping.   

“Click and share. If I was to be

Read more at: http://www.newswest9.com/story/37043964/cyber-bullying-young-students-unable-to-get-away-from-being-bullied

Facebook and Twitter must address cyber-bullying or face £20 million fine

Cyber-bullying isn’t a new thing, you only need to find old forums and message boards to realize that. But cyber-bullying has become an important online topic as social media has grown giving more people a platform and voice. It has become, like any sort of unwelcomed behavior, an increasingly annoying issue for many. Now the British Digital Minister Matt Hancock is calling on Facebook and Twitter (and others) to address the issue with a little more zeal. Mr. Hancock is attempting to encourage the two social media giants with new codes and a potential £20 million fine.

Digital Minister Matt Hancock last night said a package of new powers would force social media giants for the first time to make their software and products “age appropriate”.

The new proposed “code of practice” would make social media sites default the highest measure of privacy settings on young users

Read more at: https://techaeris.com/2017/12/11/facebook-twitter-address-cyber-bullying/

Twitter and Facebook will be fined up to £20million if they fail to tackle cyber-bullying in government crackdown

Facebook and Twitter will be fined if they fail to take school cyber-bullies offline in a new Government crackdown.

Digital Minister Matt Hancock last night said a package of new powers would force social media giants for the first time to make their software and products “age appropriate”.

Mr Hancock said companies which did not abide by a new code of practice could face fines of as much as 20 million

Mr Hancock said companies which did not abide by a new code of practice could face fines of as much as £20million

Websites will have to be tailored for younger users, and children’s accounts will have the highest possible privacy settings as a ‘default setting’.

Mr Hancock said companies which did not abide by a new code of practice written into Government legislation could face fines of as much as £20 million.

Currently, social

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5109617/twitter-and-facebook-will-be-fined-up-to-20million-if-they-fail-to-tackle-cyber-bullying-in-government-crackdown/

YouTube Star Shirley Setia on cyber bullying: Focus on fans rather than haters

By Natalia Ningthoujam

New Delhi–YouTube star Shirley Setia, who shot to fame in 2013 with her own version of the love anthem “Tum hi ho”, says she often gets bullied online but chooses to ignore that and focus on the people who shower her with love.

The Indo-Kiwi singer has over 1.6 million subscribers on the video- sharing site and thousands of followers on Twitter. While Shirley hails the digital platform, she also admits to being a victim to cyberbulling.

Asked if she gets bullied online, the singer told IANS over phone from Mumbai: “Oh yes. There are a lot of stories. I love constructive criticism because it would

Read more at: http://indianewengland.com/2017/12/youtube-star-shirley-setia-cyber-bullying-focus-fans-rather-haters/

August Ames dead: Adult actor’s brother says cyber bullying ‘cost my baby sister’s life’

The brother of adult entertainment star August Ames has said cyber bulling “cost” his sister her life and called for her death to be recognised as a “serious issue”.

The 23-year-old, who starred in more than 270 adult films, died in Camarillo, California last week.

The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Ames, whose real name is Mercedes Grabowski, had passed away but did not give a cause. 

A representative for the office told The Independent they would be updating the public with more information soon.

It is feared Ames, who was from Nova Scotia in Canada, may have taken her own life.

Her brother James expressed his grief at the news of her death.

“I want my sister’s death to be recognised as a serious issue – bullying is not OK,” he told The Sun.

“It cost me my baby sister’s life. I will do what I can be

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/august-ames-dead-brother-cyberbullying-cost-sisters-life-a8101816.html

Teens, technology and cyber bullying

After an incident involving students behaving inappropriately through electronic devices, Sonoran Trails Middle School principal Bill Dolezal decided to tackle the problem that faces many schools today.

Cyberbullying and sexting is growing problem. According to the CDC, about 15 percent of high school students say that they have been cyberbullied within the past year. The percentage increases to 20 percent with the number of students that have been involved with sexting, a form of explicit messaging of a sexual nature.

With the number of students being sent to his office for technology violations, Dolezal decided to use this opportunity to teach the students about the good and bad side of technology. The school worked with a local psychologist and developed an entire curriculum on the subject.

Dr. Lisa Strohman, founder of what’s

Read more at: http://sonorannews.com/2017/12/08/teens-technology-cyber-bullying/

August Ames death: Porn star’s heartbroken brother says cyber bullying ‘cost my baby sister’s life’

The grieving brother of adult film star August Ames has hit out at online trolls and claims cyber bullying “cost his baby sister’s life”.

The 23-year-old, whose real name is Mercedes Grabowski, was found dead in a suspected suicide in Camrillo, California on Tuesday morning.

The Ventura County Medical Examiner confirmed to US entertainment site The Blast that Ms Ames, from Nova Scocia, died of asphyxiation due to hanging.

Her brother James said in a heartbreaking interview with The Sun that online abuse had contributed to his sister’s death.

Critics hit out at Ms Ames, who has starred in around 270 adult films, after she posted a Twitter warning to female actresses about starring in movies with gay porn stars.

Trolls branded the actress “homophobic” and bombarded her with abuse.

She later hit back and said: “NOT homophobic. Most girls don’t shoot with guys who have shot gay porn, for safety.”

She added that she

Read more at: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/august-ames-death-adult-movie-stars-brother-hits-out-at-online-trolls-who-cost-his-baby-sisters-life-a3714271.html

August Ames death: Adult movie star’s heartbroken brother says cyber bullying ‘cost my baby sister’s life’

The grieving brother of adult film star August Ames has hit out at online trolls and claims cyber bullying “cost his baby sister’s life”.

The 23-year-old, whose real name is Mercedes Grabowski, was found dead in a suspected suicide in Camrillo, California on Tuesday morning.

The Ventura County Medical Examiner confirmed to US entertainment site The Blast that Ms Ames, from Nova Scocia, died of asphyxiation due to hanging.

Her brother James said in a heartbreaking interview with The Sun that online abuse had contributed to his sister’s death.

Critics hit out at Ms Ames, who has starred in around 270 adult films, after she posted a Twitter warning to female actresses about starring in movies with gay porn stars.

Trolls branded the actress “homophobic” and bombarded her with abuse.

She later hit back and said: “NOT homophobic. Most girls don’t shoot with guys who have shot gay porn, for safety.”

She added that she

Read more at: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/august-ames-death-adult-movie-stars-brother-hits-out-at-online-trolls-who-cost-his-baby-sisters-life-a3714271.html

Students tackle scourge of cyber bullying with videos

Event MC Const. Dave Marynuik, a school resource officer in St. Catharines, said the students were taking a stance against cyber bullying by taking part in the competition. He urged them to challenge other students, even their friends, if they see them bullying others electronically.

“These words are hurtful and they affect someone for the rest of their lives,” he said. “You need to take a stand to protect people.

“What you guys have put together is absolutely amazing.”

Const. Dennis Andree, organizer of this year’s event, said cyber bullying was chosen for this year because bullying via social media has become so commonplace. He hopes the videos will help to nip destructive cyber bullying in the bud by getting young people to think of the damage they’re causing to others.

“You can’t unsend it,” he said. “Our focus is to stop it before it starts. (It’s) the scars you can see.”

Along those lines,

Read more at: https://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/7985820-students-tackle-scourge-of-cyber-bullying-with-videos/

The Cyber Bullying Behind The Adult Film Industry – And Its Impact On Mental Health

After news broke that 23-year-old adult film actress August Ames had passed away, speculation has been growing about the role that depression may have played in her death.

While the cause of her death has not yet been confirmed, according to Hollywood Life, friends close to Ames have claimed that she had been battling depression, and that online bullying may have played some part in her passing.

Ames received severe criticism on Twitter over the weekend after refusing to complete a scene with a man because he’d previously starred in gay porn, saying: “I do homework for my body”.

Read more at: http://www.ladbible.com/mental-health/celebrity-news-the-cyber-bullying-behind-the-adult-film-industry-and-its-impact-20171207