Social network’s anonymity becomes weapon for bullies

Formspring.me – be warned

Some time ago we posted a forewarning about this rather nasty site.  Created in November 2009, the site has attracted 23 million users, about a third of them ages 13 to 17, who generate about 10 million posts a day.

It is taking off in the United States and this is often a sign that we are not far behind.  Already we have seen it pop up a few times so be warned, learn about it on our site /icybersafe.com/social-media/formspring-me-2/ and read about it in this article: Social network’s anonymity becomes weapon for bullies : Kingston Highlights.

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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