Category Archives: Cyber Bullying

Cyber Bullying: App Allows Parents To See What Their Child is Posting on Social Media

This is a new App that allows parents to see what they child is posting, and liking  on social media.  It is especially appropriate for parents when their children first begin using social media to allow parents to keep an eye on what … Continue reading

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School Targeted by Anonymous Apps!

With anonymity comes daring.  Some Apps these days allow students to post behind the safety of a screen without revealing their identities.  Recently, one seemingly ordinary Friday afternoon, Myers Park High School in North Carolina was hit by a ‘Yik Yak’ attack.  Claire Williams from … Continue reading

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Should Mum buy into cyberbully game?

The Herald Sun has reported that, ‘An Australian mum has named and shamed a 12-year-old cyber bully who has been tormenting her daughter. Anne-Marie Schmidt posted a screen shot on her Facebook page of the girl’s Instagram post, which incites … Continue reading

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Chloe’s Law….Teen in Tassie takes her own life

Chloe was 15.  Full of the vitality of life, with a beautiful family, including a gorgeous big sister.  She was inundated via social media with nasty, petty, spiteful messages from teens who should know better and yet were either the … Continue reading

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Police Arrest 15 year old using Kik

It hasn’t happened in Australia yet but it is only a matter of time.  In the US police have arrested and charged a teen in Florida who sent hundreds of threatening text and computer messages to 3 other teen girls, telling one of … Continue reading

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Mean Games Girls Play on Boys

Guest blogger, parent and teacher Damien Atkinson-Buck writes: As a parent of a toddler, I’m fortunate that I don’t have to worry about his adventures in the cyber world for now, but I do have nieces and nephews in their early … Continue reading

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What is Ask.fm? Parents and Teachers warned: Website linked to Cyberbullying

Teens and Anonymity – they are not a good mix! I encourage parents of young teens in particular, to join this website, ask.fm and search for the names of your children. Or ask your child if they know about it. If your teen … Continue reading

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall – The Selfie and the Psychological Impact on our Teens

The urbandictionary defines a Selfie as: ‘A picture taken of yourself and uploaded to Facebook, or other social media sites. You can usually see the person’s arm holding out the camera. A selfie is usually accompanied by a kissy or duck face or … Continue reading

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Teens React to Chilling Cyberbullying Video

The Fine Brothers interviewed teenagers during and after they had watched Amanda Todd’s final video which she posted on Youtube not long before she took her own life. It is both deeply sad yet heartening to hear what they have to say, and … Continue reading

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Brilliant New CyberBullying Resource ‘Tagged’!

Do your teens roll their eyes when you mention cybersafety, cyberbullying and digital citizenship? So get them to watch this instead! After winning 3 international awards the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s short film Tagged has now scored top marks at home. Using drama … Continue reading

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Nasty Facebook – A Conversation to have with your Teen

Cyberbullying, trolling and flaming. The Sunday Age Editorial clearly explains that Social Media Users are NOT above the law. This means teenagers too are NOT above the law. In the world behind a screen teens sometimes think (or don’t think perhaps) that they can write anything. … Continue reading

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What is Snapchat? The New Sexting? Teens are on to It.

The risk to your digital reputation is high.  The opportunity to cyber bully is elevated.  The attack on cyber safety is raised.  A photo arrives on your phone, you have 7 seconds to view it and it disappears into thin air. You … Continue reading

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Sexting Recipe for a Perfect Teen Storm

Ingredients A pinch of low self esteem, a spoonful of angst, a bucket of the common garden variety of  ‘the need to fit in’, a cup of ‘I didn’t think’ , 500 grams of  ‘I thought it was a joke’, one smart phone, one teen, … Continue reading

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What is Qooh.me? Your tweens and teens are all over it!

Yet another social media site that our teens and tweens are flocking to and one which parents need to know about.  Qooh.me  allows users to ask one another questions anonymously.  Think about that? Vincent Mabuza, left is the founder. The site … Continue reading

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Mean Queen Tweens

My daughter is 11.  She came home yesterday and told me that 2 girls at her school were in trouble because they had said mean things to each other over the internet.  These girls had been best friends and now … Continue reading

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