November 02, 2017

New Twist on Dangerous Trend: Cyberbullying Oneself

Teen self-harm in the form of cutting, scratching or even self-inflicted burns has gained a lot of attention over the last several years. The behaviors obviously cause physical damage and represent internal turmoil. Even more importantly, the actions have been linked to suicide. More recently, a new form of self-harm in youth has emerged and is a new warning sign, explains a researcher and bullying expert from Florida Atlantic University. The behavior: “digital self-harm,” “self-trolling,” or “self-cyberbullying,” occurs when adolescents post, send or share mean things about themselves anonymously online. The concern: it is happening at alarming rates and could be a cry for help. A new study is the first to examine the extent of this behavior and is the most comprehensive investigation of this understudied problem. “The idea that someone would cyberbully themselves first gained public attention with the tragic suicide of 14-year-old Hannah Smith in 2013 after she anonymously sent

November 02, 2017

Worrying trend sees teens SELF-cyber bully as a cry for help

The researchers, from Florida Atlantic University in Miami, say there may be a link between digital self-harm and suicidal thoughts and attempts (stock).

November 02, 2017

6 Investigates: ‘Smart’ children’s toys vulnerable to hack by strangers

Smart technology in toys is becoming more popular, but it could put your child’s safety at risk. 6 Investigative Reporter Jessica Savage put one smart toy to the test and the results might surprise…

November 02, 2017

The NSPCC has advised parents about how children can stay safe online.

The latest Notts Police figures show the number of reported child sex offences with a cyber-flag – meaning it had an online element – rose from 98 in 2015/16 to 126 last year.

November 01, 2017

WiFi-equipped school buses help students get online

School buses with WiFi are helping children connect to the internet and bridge the technology divide.

October 28, 2017

Social Media Isn’t to Blame For Cyberbullying — Parents Are

When the first post appeared in my feed, I dismissed it. An eighth-grade girl from New Jersey (a mere 40 miles away) killed herself at the end of the school

October 27, 2017

New study shows drastic increase in children under 8 using tablets

Researchers recommend that parents take an active role in controlling their kids’ media diets.

October 27, 2017

Protect Your Children from Cyberbullying – USA Herald

In the past, children were bullied in the playground at school. Now the type of bullying they face is much more difficult to identify and stop. If we want to keep our children safe from cyberbullying, we need to understand some of the dangers.   What is cyberbullying This type of bullying involves the use …