Cyberbullying

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The impact of cyberbullying on mental health and how to deal with online abuse
Health

The impact of cyberbullying on mental health and how to deal with online abuse

It is especially a problem in India with 8 out of 10 teens saying that they have been victims of some form of online harassment.

In the age of social media, teenagers need assurance of safety instead of our criticism
News & Analysis

In the age of social media, teenagers need assurance of safety instead of our criticism

Parental involvement can be influential in supporting teens ability to manage online harassment.

Banning PUBG and arresting people is an ineffective solution to the core problem
Gaming

Banning PUBG and arresting people is an ineffective solution to the core problem

PUBG has been banned in various parts of Gujarat and has now led to the arrest of ten people.

Teen girls twice as likely as boys to experience depression due to social media
News & Analysis

Teen girls twice as likely as boys to experience depression due to social media

Depression via social media is mainly due to online harassment, disturbed sleep and poor body image.

Building resilience: Responding to cyber-bullying in Sri Lanka
long-reads

Building resilience: Responding to cyber-bullying in Sri Lanka

Targeted online, often through vicious commentary on their appearance, five Sri Lankans talk about how they fought back | #Longreads

Teens spending over 2 hours on social media maybe at risk of cyberbullying: Study
News & Analysis

Teens spending over 2 hours on social media maybe at risk of cyberbullying: Study

A relatively lower percentage of cyberbullying was experienced in the Netherlands, Iceland and Spain

Facebook’s fight against misinformation in News Feed is a human problem as much as it is Facebook’s
News & Analysis

Facebook’s fight against misinformation in News Feed is a human problem as much as it is Facebook’s

But at the end of the day, Facebook has to deal with it because it’s free to use social platform is the one helping spread misinformation.

Microsoft lists parental controls on Windows 10 to keep kids safe from cyber-bullying
News & Analysis

Microsoft lists parental controls on Windows 10 to keep kids safe from cyber-bullying

According to Microsoft's "Digital Civility Index", it has been observed that 64 percent Indian youth are at risk to online cyberbullying and harassment.

Google brings Family Link app to help you monitor your child's online activity on Android devices; not available in India yet
News & Analysis

Google brings Family Link app to help you monitor your child's online activity on Android devices; not available in India yet

In a bid to provide a safe environment for children to surf the internet, Google has come with an app called Family Link .

New analysis tries to find the link between social media use and teenage suicide
News & Analysis

New analysis tries to find the link between social media use and teenage suicide

Recent teen suicides have been blamed on cyberbullying, and social media posts depicting “perfect” lives may be taking a toll on teens’ mental health.

Online harassment is on the rise in India, highest incidence of threats found in Mumbai, Delhi: Symantec
News & Analysis

Online harassment is on the rise in India, highest incidence of threats found in Mumbai, Delhi: Symantec

Online harassment is on the rise in India, with eight out of 10 surveyed reporting to have encountered some form of cyberbullying

Govt to strengthen surveillance laws to check financial cybercrimes
India

Govt to strengthen surveillance laws to check financial cybercrimes

It has been decided to expedite the implementation of cybercrime prevention initiatives in these agencies towards this end along with measures required to acquire critical cyber forensics equipment.

Madras HC requests government to explore possibility of banning the Blue Whale Challenge game
News & Analysis

Madras HC requests government to explore possibility of banning the Blue Whale Challenge game

During the hearing of the matter, the state government informed the court that the student who ended his life here had shared the Blue Whale Challenge game with 75 others.

Blue Whale and fatal attraction for suicide: Govt must make tougher laws, create awareness among parents
India

Blue Whale and fatal attraction for suicide: Govt must make tougher laws, create awareness among parents

Another essential factor when dealing with bullying and harassment perpetrated by children is to hold the parents also accountable for their children’s behaviour.

Blue Whale Challenge: Teaching kids to deal with peer pressure is more meaningful than a ban
News & Analysis

Blue Whale Challenge: Teaching kids to deal with peer pressure is more meaningful than a ban

“What is the Blue Whale Challenge? Is it a game or an app? How can I know if my child is playing it?", these are the questions at the top of parents' minds.

Teenagers don't share online risks with parents because they tend to freak out: Research
News & Analysis

Teenagers don't share online risks with parents because they tend to freak out: Research

An increasing number of teenagers get discouraged to talk to their parents about potentially risky online experiences, such as cyberbullying, sexual exchanges and viewing inappropriate content online, because parents tend to emote much stronger feelings.

Google and Jigsaw launch Perspective API, a machine learning solution to improve online conversations
News & Analysis

Google and Jigsaw launch Perspective API, a machine learning solution to improve online conversations

Google and Jigsaw are trying to address the online conversation problem with a developing machine learning tool known as Perspective.

Twitter buries abusive Tweets and takes steps to prevent banned users from rejoining
News & Analysis

Twitter buries abusive Tweets and takes steps to prevent banned users from rejoining

Twitter had previously indicated that it would be introducing features to make Twitter a less hostile environment.

Cyberbullying in India is a form of censorship: Mishi Choudhary, Executive Director of SFLC
News & Analysis

Cyberbullying in India is a form of censorship: Mishi Choudhary, Executive Director of SFLC

We discussed online harassment with Mishi Choudhary, the Executive Director of SFLC, a Delhi-based not-for-profit legal services organization.

Facebook launches Parent's Portal to enable kids to use the social network safely
News & Analysis

Facebook launches Parent's Portal to enable kids to use the social network safely

Facebook recently updated its Safety Centre and Bullying Prevention Hub and has now introduced Parent's Portal.