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Sextortion cases in Wilson County prompt meeting with parents, homeland security

WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Wilson County School District is tackling the issue of crimes against children Wednesday night.

The Department of Homeland Security will educate parents on the newest tactics that predators are using to reach teenagers and children.

The director of Wilson County Schools, Dr. Donna Wright, told News 2 to it has become aware of cases involving sextortion that impact students within the district.

“Trying to prompt or get, and it doesn’t always have to be a girl it can be a boy, to provide nude pictures. If you don’t, this is what I’m going to do. So they literally blackmail youngsters, students, kids, that if you don’t do this is what I’m going to expose,” explained Dr. Wright.

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She told News 2 in one case that the district is aware of, the a predator then

Read more at: http://wkrn.com/2017/08/16/sextortion-cases-in-wilson-county-prompt-meeting-with-parents-homeland-security/

Parents test school liability in bullying and child suicide – Sentinel

CINCINNATI – The parents of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who hanged himself from his bunk bed with a necktie want school officials held responsible, testing the issue of school liability in suicides blamed on bullying.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of

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Parents test school liability in bullying and child suicide

CINCINNATI (AP) — The parents of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who hanged himself from his bunk bed with a necktie want school officials held responsible, testing the issue of school liability in suicides blamed on bullying.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Gabriel Taye against Cincinnati Public Schools and school officials cites repeated examples of Gabriel and others being bullied at his elementary school. They contend school officials knew about the bullying but were “deliberately indifferent,” allowing a “treacherous school environment.”

Knowledge of harassment and failure to do something are among elements set out in a 1999 U.S. Supreme Court ruling for school liability cases.

“The deliberate indifference standard set forth (by the Supreme Court) sets a high bar for plaintiffs,” a 2016 opinion by a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says. “It requires only that school administrators respond to known peer harassment in a

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Parents of Rockaway Twp. pupil who died allege school didn’t stop bullying

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Mallory Grossman’s family will announce Aug. 1 that they intend to sue the Rockaway Township Schools — alleging gross negligence in preventing cyber-bullying in the days leading up to the Copeland Middle School student’s June 14 death.
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An attorney for the parents of 12-year-old Mallory Rose Grossman – a Copeland Middle School pupil in Rockaway Township who took her own life on June 14 – has called a press conference for Tuesday at which he said he will elaborate on the district’s alleged negligence in failing to stop cyber-bullying of

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Mallory Grossman’s family will announce Aug. 1 that they intend to sue the Rockaway Township Schools — alleging gross negligence in preventing cyber-bullying in the days leading up to the Copeland Middle School student’s June 14 death.
Wochit

An attorney for the parents of 12-year-old Mallory Rose Grossman – a Copeland Middle School pupil in Rockaway Township who took her own life on June 14 – has called a press conference for Tuesday at which he said he will elaborate on the district’s alleged negligence in failing to stop cyber-bullying of

Read more at: http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/news/2017/07/31/parents-rockaway-twp-pupil-who-died-say-school-district-failed-stop-bullying/525875001/

Lucy Hone: Parents, be wary of cyber bullies | Stuff.co.nz

The digital age offers vast opportunities for children, but what are the facts when it comes to inappropriate behaviour ...

The digital age offers vast opportunities for children, but what are the facts when it comes to inappropriate behaviour and online bullying? Dr Lucy Hone reports.

I am frequently privy to social media horror stories – they come with the territory of being a parent and working in schools in the digital age. Most parents will have experience, or at least heard tales, of 10-year-olds caught peeking at porn pages, of the pressures of early teen sexting and, most recently, of cyber stalking courtesy of Snapchat’s new Snap Map feature (if you don’t know about this and have teenage children, Google it now).

Some instances make it to the media; most are kept quiet by children fearful of losing their phones or swept

Read more at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/teach-me/94959353/lucy-hone-our-cyber-peril

Lucy Hone: Parents, be wary of cyber bullies

The digital age offers vast opportunities for children, but what are the facts when it comes to inappropriate behaviour ...

The digital age offers vast opportunities for children, but what are the facts when it comes to inappropriate behaviour and online bullying? Dr Lucy Hone reports.

I am frequently privy to social media horror stories – they come with the territory of being a parent and working in schools in the digital age. Most parents will have experience, or at least heard tales, of 10-year-olds caught peeking at porn pages, of the pressures of early teen sexting and, most recently, of cyber stalking courtesy of Snapchat’s new Snap Map feature (if you don’t know about this and have teenage children, Google it now).

Some instances make it to the media; most are kept quiet by children fearful of losing their phones or swept

Read more at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/teach-me/94959353/lucy-hone-our-cyber-peril

New app alerts parents when childen are cyberbullied

In the age of Snapchat and Whatsapp, bullying has moved from the playground to the internet. A 2016 study conducted by the Ministry of Public Security found that one in three children is a victim of cyber-bullying. Parents want to protect their kids, but face the challenge of balancing privacy and safety. That is, until Keepers.

Launched June 29 on Google Play, Keepers is an Android app that uses artificial intelligence to detect hateful and offensive language on a child’s smart-phone and alerts the child’s parents. Using an algorithm developed by software engineers and child psychologists, in conjunction with IBM, the app identifies cyber-bullying across all social media platforms.

“We tried to bring to parents an awareness of what their child is doing on social media,” Keepers Child Safety CEO Hanan Lipskin said.

A parent must

Read more at: http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Tech/New-app-alerts-parents-when-childen-are-cyberbullied-498933