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Half of teenagers have been victims of cyber-bullying – and parents are ignorant about what their children are …

  • Survey of teens found 53% had had a picture posted online to embarrass them
  • Parents remain ignorant about their childrens’ online behaviour and experiences
  • Findings reported by Sir John Cass’s Foundation and University of Buckingham psychologist Dr Masa Popovac

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Suffolk parents urged to teach their children about effects of cyber bullying

PUBLISHED: 08:00 19 October 2017

Parents are being encouraged to help educate their children on cyber bullying and the importance of staying safe online. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCKPHOTO

Parents are being encouraged to help educate their children on cyber bullying and the importance of staying safe online. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCKPHOTO

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Read more at: http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/suffolk-parents-urged-to-teach-their-children-about-effects-of-cyber-bullying-1-5242676

Oct. 16: Cyber Crime Symposium for Educators, Parents, Students

The United States Attorney’s Office, the FBI, and a coalition of other law enforcement agencies and community organizations are hosting the 9th Annual Cyber Crime Prevention Symposium on Monday, October 16 from 8:25 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

More than 450 educators, parents, and middle and high school students are expected to attend the daylong conference at the California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities, 1000 N. Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles.

The symposium will address a wide range of Internet-related security and safety issues. Speakers will address and lead discussions on topics that include child exploitation, cyberbullying, the implications of digital communication on teen health, digital reputation, navigating peer pressure, social media, sexting and sextortion.

This year’s symposium will feature a youth panel presentation on social media, a SnapChat geotag and a surprise appearance during the lunch break by celebrity guests from Disney.

“Because the internet is such an integral part of their relationships,

Read more at: https://scvnews.com/2017/10/13/oct-16-cyber-crime-symposium-for-educators-parents-students/

Parents need to tackle cyber bullying, not just companies says research chief

The head of the National Anti-Bullying Research Centre has said a greater emphasis on parental responsibility is necessary to tackle cyber bullying, not just the regulation of internet companies.

Dr James O’Higgins Norman, associate professor of sociology at Dublin City University was reacting to new measures announced in the UK of a voluntary levy on companies such as Google and Facebook to help raise awareness on the issue.

The unspecified financial contribution would help fund the UK’s online safety strategy, designed to tackle bullying, abuse and other risks for children and vulnerable users.

Prime minister Theresa May has been critical of firms like Twitter, repeatedly calling on them to do more to stop the spread of extremist content and to help victims of abuse.

On Wednesday, digital minister Karen Bradley published proposals including the levy, a code of practice on removing intimidating or humiliating content from social media, and

Read more at: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/parents-need-to-tackle-cyber-bullying-not-just-companies-says-research-chief-1.3252708

Parents say bullying epidemic is causing kids to take own lives

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) –

Some Middle Tennessee parents say they’re dealing with a bullying epidemic, and it’s leading kids to take their own lives.

Parents say within the last year, two Lebanon High School students committed suicide, while others have tried.

Facebook has been flooded with posts, in memory of the latest Lebanon High student parents say committed suicide.

“It’s devastating. We are talking about kids they went to school with their whole lives. We live in a small town,” said parent Alicia Hindelang.

Hindelang said her own daughter has fought her own battles with depression.

 “I had to go to the hospital because everything got really hard,” said Christian McGill.

McGill said bullying is happening during and after school.

The cyber-world is circulating hate. Parents want the school to step up.

“I don’t think any of us want to fight the school. We want

Read more at: http://www.wsmv.com/story/36542464/parents-say-bullying-epidemic-is-causing-kids-to-take-own-lives

Parents say bullying epidemic is causing kids to take own lives …

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) –

Some Middle Tennessee parents say they’re dealing with a bullying epidemic, and it’s leading kids to take their own lives.

Parents say within the last year, two Lebanon High School students committed suicide, while others have tried.

Facebook has been flooded with posts, in memory of the latest Lebanon High student parents say committed suicide.

“It’s devastating. We are talking about kids they went to school with their whole lives. We live in a small town,” said parent Alicia Hindelang.

Hindelang said her own daughter has fought her own battles with depression.

 “I had to go to the hospital because everything got really hard,” said Christian McGill.

McGill said bullying is happening during and after school.

The cyber-world is circulating hate. Parents want the school to step up.

“I don’t think any of us want to fight the school. We want

Read more at: http://www.wsmv.com/story/36542464/parents-say-bullying-epidemic-is-causing-kids-to-take-own-lives

A warning to parents: Teen ‘sextortion’ cases unfolding throughout Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Justice Department has called it “by far the most significantly growing threat to children.”

And based on recent investigations, the issue of “sextortion” isn’t slowing down, including in Utah.

Sextortion is a form of online blackmail, typically targeting teenagers or preteens.

The average sextortion case starts with children who are 12 to 14 years old who are using social media and other apps to message others who they assume are also juveniles, said Steve Cagen, head of U.S. Homeland Security Investigations in Utah and three other states. Eventually, the other “juvenile” will gain the teen’s trust and request a nude photo.

“But they’re talking to a 40-year-old or 50-year-old man, who once they have one photo will then extort them for more. It’s called sextortion. It’s happening a lot. And we are asking parents to talk to your kids, because it can happen in every neighborhood,” he said.

The

Read more at: https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865689553/Teen-sextortion-cases-unfolding-throughout-Utah.html

Protecting our Children: Parents, school staff have options for …

Many children targeted by school bullies often keep it to themselves, but experts say it is important to involve adults.

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Johnstown leads anti-bullying programs across the state. Manager Shiryl Barto said parents and teachers can spot signs of trouble.

“Watch for change of habits,” Barto said. “They don’t want to ride the bus, or they don’t want to walk to school when they used to like walking. Any change in routine should be investigated.”

Parents can talk to teachers or their child’s friends to see if they noticed a change in behavior, she said.

Other signs may include loss of appetite, anxiousness, angry outbursts or coming home with torn clothing, damage to belongings or without belongings.

Cyber bullying through social networking and electronic messaging is a growing concern. Although studies show it still is not as prevalent as traditional bullying, the 24/7 nature of social networks

Read more at: http://www.sharonherald.com/protectingourchildren/protecting-our-children-parents-school-staff-have-options-for-addressing/article_05e74a0e-9992-11e7-bd2f-1702ae6fc0af.html