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Twitter and Facebook will be fined up to £20million if they fail to tackle cyber-bullying in government crackdown

Facebook and Twitter will be fined if they fail to take school cyber-bullies offline in a new Government crackdown.

Digital Minister Matt Hancock last night said a package of new powers would force social media giants for the first time to make their software and products “age appropriate”.

Mr Hancock said companies which did not abide by a new code of practice could face fines of as much as 20 million

Mr Hancock said companies which did not abide by a new code of practice could face fines of as much as £20million

Websites will have to be tailored for younger users, and children’s accounts will have the highest possible privacy settings as a ‘default setting’.

Mr Hancock said companies which did not abide by a new code of practice written into Government legislation could face fines of as much as £20 million.

Currently, social

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5109617/twitter-and-facebook-will-be-fined-up-to-20million-if-they-fail-to-tackle-cyber-bullying-in-government-crackdown/

Students tackle scourge of cyber bullying with videos

Event MC Const. Dave Marynuik, a school resource officer in St. Catharines, said the students were taking a stance against cyber bullying by taking part in the competition. He urged them to challenge other students, even their friends, if they see them bullying others electronically.

“These words are hurtful and they affect someone for the rest of their lives,” he said. “You need to take a stand to protect people.

“What you guys have put together is absolutely amazing.”

Const. Dennis Andree, organizer of this year’s event, said cyber bullying was chosen for this year because bullying via social media has become so commonplace. He hopes the videos will help to nip destructive cyber bullying in the bud by getting young people to think of the damage they’re causing to others.

“You can’t unsend it,” he said. “Our focus is to stop it before it starts. (It’s) the scars you can see.”

Along those lines,

Read more at: https://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/7985820-students-tackle-scourge-of-cyber-bullying-with-videos/

Navotas teachers tackle cyber bullying

Some 150 elementary and secondary teachers from 21 public schools in Navotas City have been trained on how to detect, prevent and manage child abuse and bullying online.

The Capability-Building Seminar on Child Safeguarding and Online Safety that the teachers attended discussed various forms of child abuse, including cyberbullying.

The Navotas City Schools Division Office (SDO), in coordination with the Navotas City Council for the Protection of Children (NCCPC), led the training to address cyber bullying.

Data from the Philippine National Police-Anti Cybercrime Group (ACG) showed that a 70.74 percent increase in cases of cyber bullying was recorded in 2016.

In his message, Mayor John Rey Tiangco stressed the need to train educators on online child protection.

“Because of the accessibility of the internet, even children have social media accounts and their innocence makes them vulnerable to abuse. As adults, it is our moral and social responsibility to protect them,” he said.

“Compared to other forms

Read more at: http://www.manilatimes.net/navotas-teachers-tackle-cyber-bullying/364087/

Odisha gets Rs 2.3 crore to tackle cyber crime against women

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How to tackle the scourge of cyber bullying

“Jumping off the GW Bridge, Sorry.” So read the final status update posted on Facebook by Rutgers student Tyler Clementi before he threw himself off the George Washington Bridge in 2011. His tragic story, which garnered international attention, put a human face on the consequences of cyberbullying. And brought this ever-increasing issue into the public discourse.

What was traditionally confined to the school environment has now, with the proliferation of electronic media, become a potentially ubiquitous occurrence for children and teenagers alike. Cyberbullying is defined as “any behaviour performed through electronic or digital media by individuals or groups that repeatedly communicates hostile or aggressive messages intended to inflict harm or discomfort on others”
(Tokunaga, 2010).

This can include harassment via text or picture/video messages, in online games, on websites and social networking sites, in chatrooms, email, Twitter, posting abusive comments in blogs, or harassment in virtual environments, to mention but a

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Salleh Keruak appointed chairman of Cabinet Committee to tackle cyber crime

Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak is the new chairman of the Cabinet Committee in tackling cyber crime issues.  Picture by Saw Siow FengDatuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak is the new chairman of the Cabinet Committee in tackling cyber crime issues. ― Picture by Saw Siow FengPUTRAJAYA, Nov 1 ― Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak has been appointed as chairman of the Cabinet Committee to tackle cyber crime issues.

Announcing the matter at the National Social Council town hall session here today, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the appointment of Salleh was apt as cyber crime issues also involved Internet addiction among the people.

“Gadgets can bring good and harm to the people. Among the symptoms of Internet addiction is the feeling of disappointment, angry and anxiety if one is unable to surf the internet.

“Those who

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Salleh Keruak appointed chairman of Cabinet Committee to tackle …

Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak is the new chairman of the Cabinet Committee in tackling cyber crime issues.  Picture by Saw Siow FengDatuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak is the new chairman of the Cabinet Committee in tackling cyber crime issues. ― Picture by Saw Siow FengPUTRAJAYA, Nov 1 ― Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak has been appointed as chairman of the Cabinet Committee to tackle cyber crime issues.

Announcing the matter at the National Social Council town hall session here today, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the appointment of Salleh was apt as cyber crime issues also involved Internet addiction among the people.

“Gadgets can bring good and harm to the people. Among the symptoms of Internet addiction is the feeling of disappointment, angry and anxiety if one is unable to surf the internet.

“Those who

Read more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/salleh-keruak-appointed-chairman-of-cabinet-committee-to-tackle-cyber-crime

Stronger laws coming to tackle cyber crime

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Barbados’ top judicial officer has warned about a growing class of sophisticated criminals in Barbados who is not only heavily armed but shoring up crimes with technology.

Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson today further cautioned that law enforcers and the judiciary had to keep one step ahead of criminals who were more organized and technologically savvy.

Insisting there was organized crime in Barbados, Sir Marston told participants in a conference and workshop hosted by the Department of Public Prosecutions at Accra Beach Hotel and Spa, Rockley, Christ Church this morning, the country was no longer dealing with “your run of the mill criminal”.

In fact, Sir Marston said

Read more at: https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/10/30/stronger-laws-coming-to-tackle-cyber-crime/

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Barbados’ top judicial officer has warned about a growing class of sophisticated criminals in Barbados who is not only heavily armed but shoring up crimes with technology.

Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson today further cautioned that law enforcers and the judiciary had to keep one step ahead of criminals who were more organized and technologically savvy.

Insisting there was organized crime in Barbados, Sir Marston told participants in a conference and workshop hosted by the Department of Public Prosecutions at Accra Beach Hotel and Spa, Rockley, Christ Church this morning, the country was no longer dealing with “your run of the mill criminal”.

In fact, Sir Marston said

Read more at: https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/10/30/stronger-laws-coming-to-tackle-cyber-crime/

Arkansas to Tackle Cyber Crime by Mining Bitcoin

The Benton County sheriff’s office in Arkansas aims to pilot a new program to help tackle cyber criminals. Part of its Cyber Crimes Division, the primary target of the operation will be purveyors of child pornography, and those using the dark web to prey on vulnerable young people.

As part of the program, law enforcement hope to mine Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency is often favoured by criminals online thanks to its pseudonymity. However, because it’s possible to track every transaction occurring on the Bitcoin network, it is difficult for those investigating cyber crime to remain undetected by the targets of their scrutiny.

The Benton County sheriff’s office have taken the bold step to set up a cryptocurrency mining operation to create”clean” Bitcoins that can be used to gather evidence on dark web pedophile rings. Detective David Undiano commented that mining Bitcoin was also cheaper than buying the currency through exchange websites. He

Read more at: http://www.newsbtc.com/2017/10/30/arkansas-tackle-cyber-crime-mining-bitcoin/