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Facebook commits GBP 1 mln to support anti-bullying training in UK secondary schools

Facebook has given its backing to a scheme that brings anti-bullying training to UK secondary schools by committing GBP 1 million for its future funding. Run by Childnet International and the Diana Award, the “digital safety ambassador” programme aims to train one student in every school participating in the initiative, creating digital ambassadors for the anti-bullying campaign.

The news follows the publication of a green paper on the government’s strategy for online safety, urging social media companies to step up their involvement in the fight against cyber-bullying.

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Facebook helps children to fight cyber bullying in UK schools

Reuters

LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Facebook said on Monday it would fund young “digital safety ambassadors” in every secondary school in Britain to help students tackle cyber bullying and other online dangers.

The U.S company is partnering charities The Diana Award and Childnet International to train young people to act as mentors in 4,500 schools over the next two years, it said.

Facebook’s head of global safety policy Antigone Davis said the social network had already developed safety features on the platform, such as online reporting tools, and it was now taking that commitment offline.

Nearly all cases of cyber bullying were linked to people known to victims from school or other parts of their lives, she said.

As

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Facebook to teach thousands of schoolkids about dangers of cyber bullying

FACEBOOK has agreed to plough £1m into a scheme that helps schoolkids to identify and deal with online abuse – in a victory for The Sun’s Block the Bullying campaign.

The announcement comes just five days after our crusade helped force the social media giant to sign up to a code of conduct and reveal how seriously it takes millions of abuse complaints.

 The tech giant has agreed to plough 1m into a scheme that helps schoolkids to identify and deal with online abuse
The tech giant has agreed to plough £1m into a scheme that helps schoolkids to identify and deal with online abuse

The social network plans to train pupils in all of the UK’s 4,500 secondary schools to counter cyber bullying in partnership with Childnet International and The Diana Award charities.

Lax regulations allow anyone aged 13

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Facebook to train thousands of schoolchildren on cyber bullying

Facebook says tens of thousands of children in secondary schools could be taught to counter cyber bullying by the social network.

The company is investing £1 million in helping pupils in the UK’s 4,500 secondary schools to become “digital safety ambassadors” – young people trained on how to counter online abuse.

Facebook lets anybody aged 13 or over to have a Facebook or Instagram account, but up to one in four children have experienced online bullying, according to the UK Council for Child Internet Safety estimates. 

According to research released on Monday, more than half would prefer to deal with bullying online instead of turning to an adult, but are more likely to seek the advice of friends.

Facebook says it is providing online help on how to combat cyber bullying, and funding youth charities to carry out face-to-face training in classrooms. It has partnered with the Diana Award, an anti-bullying charity set

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UK wants to tax Twitter and Facebook in the fight against cyber-bullying

UK ministers said today Facebook and Twitter could be asked to pay a levy for the “undeniable suffering” they have caused amongst young people.

Culture secretary Karen Bradley suggested an “industry-wide levy,” where social media companies and service providers fund campaigns to raise awareness of the dangers of the internet, amongst other proposals. She also indicated she wants social media platforms to reveal the scale of online hate found on their websites in order to take a more direct approach towards these issues.

Various foundations which promote internet safety awareness and those who help tackle these problems would receive the money collected, in hopes of building a safer internet community. No specific figures have been declared yet as the options are still in discussion.

Bradley urged for a voluntary social media “code of practice” to take down any offensive or bullying online content as quick as possible. She added, “Collaboratively, government, industry, parents

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Facebook, Twitter Face a UK Levy If Cyber Bullying Not Tackled

Social-media giants such as Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. will have to reveal the scale of cyber bullying in the U.K. and face being made to pay the cost of dealing with it.

Under the latest guidance by the U.K. government, technology companies will be required to publish an annual report on how complaints are handled, the reported abuse that is pulled down and the extent of their efforts to moderate bullying or offensive content about children, women, gay people or religions.

One of the proposals is for “an industry-wide levy so social-media companies and communication service providers contribute to raise awareness and counter internet harms,”​ according to a statement published Wednesday that didn’t give further details.

Read more about how the U.K. is taking on tech firms

“Behavior that is unacceptable in real life is unacceptable on a computer screen,” Culture Secretary

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Ministers unveil new cyber bullying crackdown – but Facebook and Twitter won’t be forced to sign up

A new crackdown on cyber bullying and web trolling is unveiled today – but web giants will not be forced to sign up.

Firms like Twitter and Facebook will be asked to stump up for an industry-wide levy and code of practice to help tackle online harassment, ministers revealed.

But Whitehall sources admitted it will be voluntary and the social media companies will not have to take part.

The Government has repeatedly threatened to impose tough new curbs in a bid to force the websites to clamp down on rogue users who exploit the web to spread hate and inflict misery.

But, in a victory for web firms which insist they are already taking action, ministers have backed away from making the levy and code of conduct mandatory.

Instead, an annual internet safety report will be published outlining web giants’ success in combating abusive and harmful content, under plans set out in today’s Internet Safety

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Facebook and Twitter will be made to reveal scale of online hate in crackdown

Facebook and Twitter will be told to reveal the true scale of online hate as part of a major crackdown on the Wild West of the internet.

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley will tomorrow unveil a new ‘internet safety strategy’ to ensure web firms face up to their responsibilities on trolling and cyberbullying.

As part of the strategy, social media companies will for the first time be told to publish how many complaints they get each year about abuse – and what proportion of abusive messages are actually taken down.

Facebook and Twitter will be told to reveal the true scale of online hate as part of a major crackdown on the Wild West of the internet

Facebook and Twitter will be told to reveal the true scale of online hate as part of a major crackdown on the

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Police bust city cartel minting money from Facebook bullying – PHOTOS

The suspect identified as Peter Kamau Karogo. PHOTO | COURTESYThe suspect identified as Peter Kamau Karogo. PHOTO | COURTESY

By STELLA CHERONO

Police in Embakasi have arrested a man suspected to be the leader of a cyber-bullying cartel.

The man identified as Peter Kamau Karogo was arrested in Buruburu by police officers from the Cybercrime Investigating Unit.

He is accused of using pseudo accounts to create insulting posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, about his target then offering the victim to investigate the culprit’s identity on his/her behalf, at a fee.

Several people who fell victim of the suspect recorded statements at Embakasi and Buruburu Police Stations.

FALSE PRETENSE

Embakasi Division Criminal Investigations Officer Peter Ndubi said the suspect was arrested for obtaining money by false pretense and that the police were still investigating him.

“We will arraign him in court immediately we complete the investigations,”

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Police bust city cartel minting money from Facebook bullying …

The suspect identified as Peter Kamau Karogo. PHOTO | COURTESYThe suspect identified as Peter Kamau Karogo. PHOTO | COURTESY

By STELLA CHERONO

Police in Embakasi have arrested a man suspected to be the leader of a cyber-bullying cartel.

The man identified as Peter Kamau Karogo was arrested in Buruburu by police officers from the Cybercrime Investigating Unit.

He is accused of using pseudo accounts to create insulting posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, about his target then offering the victim to investigate the culprit’s identity on his/her behalf, at a fee.

Several people who fell victim of the suspect recorded statements at Embakasi and Buruburu Police Stations.

FALSE PRETENSE

Embakasi Division Criminal Investigations Officer Peter Ndubi said the suspect was arrested for obtaining money by false pretense and that the police were still investigating him.

“We will arraign him in court immediately we complete the investigations,” Mr

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