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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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Local schools take action against cyber bullying

According to statistics at bullingstatistic.org, over half of all adolescents and teens have been bullied online and over 25 percent of those young people have been bullied repeatedly. This issue can also be found among Galt students. According to Ron Rammer, principal at McCaffery Middle School, about five percent of his students have been cyber bullied even though the highest percentages can be found among high school students.

“If we are made aware of an incident, we try to download the messages, involve our school resource officer and parents,” Rammer said. “School consequences of varying degrees are given to the perpetrator. Administration and the school counselor try to keep an eye on the situation to make sure it does not continue.”

According to Donna Mayo-Whitlock, director of educational services for Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD), each year the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office speaks with eighth graders on cyber bullying

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Cyberbullying addressed in Rockaway schools in wake of suicide

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A candlelight vigil at the White Meadow Lake Country Club for Mallory Grossman on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Mallory Grossman was a 12-year-old student at Copeland Middle School in Rockaway who died by suicide after being bullied.
Michael Karas/NorthJersey.com

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP — Four months after 12-year-old Mallory Grossman died by suicide her mother said was the result of cyberbullying, the school community will hold a number of events geared toward building “a safe cyber community.”  

District parent and PTA member Michele Beneduce spearheaded “Your Child and Technology: A Parent’s Guide to a Kind and Safe Cyber Community” to be

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South Africa: MEC Debbie Schäfer On Bullying Tactics in Schools

press release

The recent reports of bullying both in the Western Cape and across the country are very disturbing.

Bullying and school safety in general are issues of great concern to me, and about which I exercise my mind regularly as to how best to address them. Respect for human dignity is one of the values enshrined in our constitution, and bullying is a denial of this.

Bullying behaviour is typically when a child or group of children misuse their power to hurt other children or exclude them.

There are the “traditional” types of bullying, namely physical abuse, verbal or written abuse and social abuse, such as when learners gossip about each other, exclude each other from a group or reveal personal information about a learner with the goal of humiliating them.

But bullying tactics have now also developed with modern technology, and now also include cyber-bullying. Cyber-bullying is

Read more at: http://allafrica.com/stories/201709280771.html

South Africa: MEC Debbie Schäfer On Bullying Tactics in Schools …

press release

The recent reports of bullying both in the Western Cape and across the country are very disturbing.

Bullying and school safety in general are issues of great concern to me, and about which I exercise my mind regularly as to how best to address them. Respect for human dignity is one of the values enshrined in our constitution, and bullying is a denial of this.

Bullying behaviour is typically when a child or group of children misuse their power to hurt other children or exclude them.

There are the “traditional” types of bullying, namely physical abuse, verbal or written abuse and social abuse, such as when learners gossip about each other, exclude each other from a group or reveal personal information about a learner with the goal of humiliating them.

But bullying tactics have now also developed with modern technology, and now also include cyber-bullying. Cyber-bullying is

Read more at: http://allafrica.com/stories/201709280771.html

Cyber crime schools & trainers stun cops

Patna, Sept. 12: Bihar has notched up yet another “cottage industry” dubious distinction – cyber crime training centres.

Police have discovered that around a dozen villages in Nalanda and Sheikhpura districts have become hotpots of cyber crime not only in Bihar but at least 10 states of India and even beyond the country’s boundaries.

“What is shocking is specialised trainers in those villages are imparting training in such crimes to gang members,” Patna senior superintendent of police (SSP) Manu Maharaaj said today. “The trainers even coach the recruits in the accent of different languages spoken in the country and abroad so that they cannot be easily identified. The training centres also provide jobs to the recruits.”

The revelations came from the interrogation of seven members of a gang that used to dupe candidates taking the Bihar School Examination Board’s Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) by promising to help them qualify in lieu of money.

Read more at: https://www.telegraphindia.com/1170913/jsp/frontpage/story_172783.jsp

Prof takes online safety workshops to schools

CHENNAI: Being cyber secure begins with a tip as simple as turning off the lights in a store’s changing room to detect if there is a camera watching you to the more complex issues of dealing with online predators and bullies.

And that’s the message cyber security specialist N Kala Baskar is trying to take to schools and college across the state. A scientific officer at the Computer Forensics Division of the Tamil Nadu Forensic Sciences Department for more than two decades, Baskar took over a few years ago as director-in-charge of the Centre for Cyber Forensics and Information Security, University of Madras, where apart from her classes, she sets apart time to offer lessons on staying safe online for students free of cost.

In the first year of running the programme, Baskar managed to

Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/prof-takes-online-safety-workshops-to-schools/articleshow/60140384.cms

Warnings about TV shows, a box to submit complaints: Schools struggle to keep pace


 cyber bullying, social media, effects of social media on school kids, schools in Delhi, Delhi news, Indian Express news cyber bullying, social media, effects of social media on school kids, schools in Delhi, Delhi news, Indian Express news Illustration: C R Sasikumar

Warnings about TV shows, a box to submit complaints: Schools struggle to keep pace


 cyber bullying, social media, effects of social media on school kids, schools in Delhi, Delhi news, Indian Express news cyber bullying, social media, effects of social media on school kids, schools in Delhi, Delhi news, Indian Express news Illustration: C R Sasikumar