In the last week, Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran and Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown left social media platforms (Instagram and Twitter, respectively) after being online bullied by trolls and even fans. These incidents bring up a good question for your child and their online experiences- should they leave social media as a solution to online bullying?
I’m grateful for a long, storied career in broadcasting. For over 30 years, I had the honor and pleasure of entertaining Tampa Bay on radio and television. I’m fortunate to have made so many connections with audiences through the years that were and still are overwhelmingly lovely.
The numbers regarding the amount of young people who have been bystanders to online bullying are alarming- 88% of US social-media using teens have witnessed harassment on social media. Bystanders have the unique position to intervene and discourage online bullying in order to end it once and for all.
You have identified that your child is being bullied online- so what next? The answer depends on which social media platform they are using, but all popular websites have some variety of opportunities to block and filter out negative comments, here we’ll take a look at Instagram and Twitter.
Babies today are growing up playing with pixels instead of traditional building blocks. According to new research, more than ⅓ of babies are learning to tap and swipe on smartphones or tablets before they are even able to walk or talk.
Everyone loves having access to an endless amount of free content from websites that have figured out how to provide it. But as with advertising that provides free materials, user-generated content has proven to have its own problems that weren’t properly anticipated.
Do you suspect that your child is being bullied online? What types of tactics could a bully be using to harass your child? There are seven common ways online bullies attack their victims.
With access to thousands of applications and the internet right in the palm of our hands, it is no surprise that there is a rise in online addiction. “Nomophobia” is a new word that is used to describe the phobia of not having your mobile device with you, or even cringing at the thought of not having your phone.
Bullying has been around for as long as humans have and with the advent of modern technologies, it has evolved over time. The last 10 years have been a rapid succession of newer and newer social technologies that are shaping a new generation of young people who have never known anything but. And as with anything else, there are a number of extremely beneficial possibilities as a result, but also a host of negative ones that must be addressed.
Your once highly social teen has recently shown drastic changes in their behavior. Maybe your child doesn’t want to hang out with their friends anymore, they fake illness to avoid going to school or sports practice, they can’t sleep, remain hidden in their room and hardly eat. These are some physical indications that your child may be facing a new kind of bullying.
A quick online search for handling online bullying yields millions of search results, but you may notice that virtually every article and blog post recommend the same things. Perhaps these few ideas are repeatedly suggested because they are the most effective, but if you have already tried these and are still looking for additional ways to work through online bullying, read on.
Starting as early as elementary school, children are exposed to cell phones, tablets and a range of social media platforms to use, making online bullying easier to do. This form of bullying is a growing issue experienced by both girls and boys. So how does bullying differ between boys and girls?
Cyberbullying is a prevalent discussion topic in today’s popular culture and news cycles. It is disappointing to note that while there is much discussion, there doesn’t seem to be many solutions presented at large, and while this is representative of the information at the surface level, there has been a tremendous amount of scholarly research done on this very topic.