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Report: Cyber-bullying on the rise at middle, high schools

Teenage bullying on smart phone

If you needed any evidence that cyber-bullying is a growing problem for schools and tweens/teens, look no further.

A new study from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics indicates that more than 25 percent of the middle schools and high schools surveyed reported problems with cyber-bullying on their campuses.

The report, entitled “Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools,” was published on July 27.

It looked at incidents of violence at nearly 3,600 public schools during the 2015-16 school year.

Cyber-bullying has increased significantly since the last report was conducted in 2009. In fact, the new report said it’s the leading daily disciplinary problem for middle and high-schoolers.

How bad is it?

How are schools across Middle Tennessee combating cyber-bullying?

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – One in five students ages 12 to 18 experience cyber-bullying. It’s the new kind of bullying that can be easier to carry out, but harder to find out.

Bullying isn’t just being mean, it’s an aggressive behavior asserting power or dominance, and it’s repeated. It strips innocence from students and parents.

One mother told News 2 she had no idea it was happening to her child until his life was in danger.

“School is supposed to be a safe environment and that was taken away,” she said.

The Middle Tennessee mom, who News 2 is not naming to protect her and the school, said her child, like many others, was a victim.

“I was freaked out, just devastated,” she said. “It’s shock, it’s fear, it’s all of the above.”

Nationally, hundreds of thousands of kids miss school every day because of bullying.

A recent study ranked Tennessee near the top five for

Read more at: http://wkrn.com/2017/07/27/how-are-schools-combating-cyber-bullying/

How are schools across Middle Tennessee combating cyber …

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – One in five students ages 12 to 18 experience cyber-bullying. It’s the new kind of bullying that can be easier to carry out, but harder to find out.

Bullying isn’t just being mean, it’s an aggressive behavior asserting power or dominance, and it’s repeated. It strips innocence from students and parents.

One mother told News 2 she had no idea it was happening to her child until his life was in danger.

“School is supposed to be a safe environment and that was taken away,” she said.

The Middle Tennessee mom, who News 2 is not naming to protect her and the school, said her child, like many others, was a victim.

“I was freaked out, just devastated,” she said. “It’s shock, it’s fear, it’s all of the above.”

Nationally, hundreds of thousands of kids miss school every day because of bullying.

A recent study ranked Tennessee near the top five for

Read more at: http://wkrn.com/2017/07/27/how-are-schools-combating-cyber-bullying/

Plan to install mobile jammer in schools ivokes mixed response

BHUBANESWAR: The Centre’s proposal to install jammers in schools to restrict access of porn sites to students got a mixed response from teachers and students of different city schools. While many feel installing jammers in schools is not a solution as children have access to internet at several other places including at their homes and in open wi-fi zones across the city, some feel it as a good initiative.

“Children in adolescent years do not have enough maturity to make proper use of internet. Sometimes out of curiosity or under peer pressure they may get exposed to content which they should not. It is a very good initiative to install jammers so that even unintentionally anyone cannot commit such a mistake,” said principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya-1, A T Mishra. Counselling and stress on moral values also can have an impact on children’s behaviour and drawing a boundary

Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/plan-to-install-mobile-jammer-in-schools-ivokes-mixed-response/articleshow/59669279.cms

Plan to install mobile jammer in schools ivokes mixed response …

BHUBANESWAR: The Centre’s proposal to install jammers in schools to restrict access of porn sites to students got a mixed response from teachers and students of different city schools. While many feel installing jammers in schools is not a solution as children have access to internet at several other places including at their homes and in open wi-fi zones across the city, some feel it as a good initiative.

“Children in adolescent years do not have enough maturity to make proper use of internet. Sometimes out of curiosity or under peer pressure they may get exposed to content which they should not. It is a very good initiative to install jammers so that even unintentionally anyone cannot commit such a mistake,” said principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya-1, A T Mishra. Counselling and stress on moral values also can have an impact on children’s behaviour and drawing a boundary

Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/plan-to-install-mobile-jammer-in-schools-ivokes-mixed-response/articleshow/59669279.cms

askST: What disciplinary actions can schools take against students …

Reader Chong Tack Mien wanted to know what disciplinary actions schools can take against students who are cyber bullies.

Mrs Chong said that cyber bullying cases are not uncommon in her 15-year-old daughter’s class. In a recent incident, the perpetrators were given a verbal warning by the school’s vice-principal, but that did not stop them from continuing to victimise a classmate online.

She called for more to be done to deter such virtual attacks, which may result in actual harm, and asked: “Are the rules and regulations of the school updated to deal with such crimes?

Education reporter Calvin Yang found the answers.

With the Internet, bullying does not stop in school. These days, the online space has become a new playground for bullies to carry out their taunts and threats.

Cyber bullying happens when someone hurts, harasses and threatens another over digital devices and related platforms, such as social media, blogs and text messages.

Schools here

Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/askst-what-disciplinary-actions-can-schools-take-against-students-who-are-cyber

askST: What disciplinary actions can schools take against students who are cyber-bullies?

Reader Chong Tack Mien wanted to know what disciplinary actions schools can take against students who are cyber bullies.

Mrs Chong said that cyber bullying cases are not uncommon in her 15-year-old daughter’s class. In a recent incident, the perpetrators were given a verbal warning by the school’s vice principal, but that did not stop them from continuing to victimise a classmate online.

She called for more to be done to deter such virtual attacks, which may result in actual harm, and asked: “Are the rules and regulations of the school updated to deal with such crimes?

Education reporter Calvin Yang found the answers.

With the Internet, bullying does not stop in school. These days, the online space has become a new playground for bullies to carry out their taunts and threats.

Cyber bullying happens when someone hurts, harasses and threatens another over digital devices and related platforms, such as social media, blogs and text messages.

Schools

Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/askst-what-disciplinary-actions-can-schools-take-against-students-who-are-cyber

Cyber bullying causes digital dilemma at schools

Rianette Leibowitz, CEO of SaveTNet Cyber Safety.

Rianette Leibowitz, CEO of SaveTNet Cyber Safety.

We live in the age of the digital dilemma: where there are no set rules for social media behaviour.

This is the word from Rianette Leibowitz, CEO of SaveTNet Cyber Safety, speaking during a panel discussion yesterday at Eduweek 2017 in Johannesburg.

Leibowitz and Riaan van der Berg, technical manager at the Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools, discussed cyber bullying in the schooling environment and how schools can protect learners from the threatening epidemic.

“Being part of the school’s governing body in today’s time is no easy task. Social media presents a digital dilemma where most schools don’t have a policy framework to deal with cyber bullying. The use of social media is like having one digital highway that we all glide on

Read more at: http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=163320

INDIANA IN DEPTH: Hoosier schools preparing cyber crime fighters

With cyber attacks on the rise, so too is the need for experts to protect companies, government agencies and individuals from those attacks and the damage they can cause. 

That need has prompted Ivy Tech Community College student Dave Houchin to pursue a degree in cyber security/information assurance at the college’s Terre Haute campus.

“It is an exponentially growing career choice,” said the 34-year-old, who will earn his degree later this year.  “Demand for services, such as securing and maintaining networks, will only increase,” as will job opportunities, he said.

Many cyber crimes go unreported, he said, often because businesses are worried news of such crimes could hurt their reputation. 

“The internet as we know it is still a wide-open frontier filled with lawlessness much as was seen in the early days of pioneers and cattle drives of the wild west,” he said, and cyber criminals are taking advantage of the security lapses.

While one

Read more at: http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/indiana-in-depth-hoosier-schools-preparing-cyber-crime-fighters/article_18919bdc-e19d-52a9-92bf-cf0c75815153.html

Hoosier schools preparing cyber crime fighters

With cyber attacks on the rise, so too is the need for experts to protect companies, government agencies and individuals from those attacks and the damage they can cause. 

That need has prompted Ivy Tech Community College student Dave Houchin to pursue a degree in cyber security/information assurance at the college’s Terre Haute campus.

“It is an exponentially growing career choice,” said the 34-year-old, who will earn his degree later this year.  “Demand for services, such as securing and maintaining networks, will only increase,” as will job opportunities, he said.

Many cyber crimes go unreported, he said, often because businesses are worried news of such crimes could hurt their reputation. 

“The internet as we know it is still a wide-open frontier filled with lawlessness much as was seen in the early days of pioneers and cattle drives of the wild west,” he said, and cyber criminals are taking advantage of the security lapses.

While one

Read more at: http://www.tribstar.com/news/local_news/hoosier-schools-preparing-cyber-crime-fighters/article_cf259fe2-b197-5761-bef5-3b275d681fd7.html