Category Archives: Cyber Bullying

This Picture is meant to Shock!

Parents Urged to get Under 13s off Facebook. At the risk of nagging – can you please check for me that your tween is not on Facebook. If your child is, or is begging you to let them, I ask you this question: Would … Continue reading

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Are Emoticons a Defense In Cyberbullying?

“I’m going to kill you LOL!!!” “U R So Dead ;-)” Do those sound like threats or playful texts? A group of girls in Indiana are being accused of cyberbullying for sending their classmates threatening messages, but the girls are … Continue reading

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Should I Spy on my 11 Year Old on Facebook?

I guess it started after a Cyber Safety parent night at my daughter’s school. I was terrified that she might be cyberbullied.  That night I joined Facebook and did a search for her name just in case and to my horror … Continue reading

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Cyberbullying World Map – Australia Rated as 5th Worst

Australia is rated fifth in the world for cyber bullying but worst for cyber bullying on social networking sites in a survey by marketing research firm Ipsos. Do you monitor your child’s Facebook? I believe it is essential that you … Continue reading

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Mean Girls – My daughter is being bullied at School.

My daughter started Year 9 joyfully. She had two lovely friends and they were all together in the same class. They were estatic when they found that out last year. Then suddenly three weeks into this year she told me that she wanted to change schools. She … Continue reading

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Back to School and Parents’ greatest fear is Cyber Bullying

In a recent article in the Brimbank Leader a survey revealed that, “up to 88 per cent of parents fear their children could be victims of cyberbullying.  Officeworks sampled more than 1000 Australian parents with children aged five to 14. … Continue reading

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Australia – No 1 for social network bullying

iCyberSafe.com starts 2012 with some rather depressing news about cyberbullying in Australia. A report by the Ipsos Social Research Institute states that Australia currently ranks 5th in the world for cyberbullying but 1st for cyberbullying specifically in social networking, using sites such … Continue reading

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Police warn teens on spreading Facebook gossip

Yet another gossip site has been set up – no suburb seems immune. This time it is in Craigieburn. According to this report, Constable Harris says the content on the sites can be deemed as cyberbullying and making threats, and both are criminal … Continue reading

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Talking to Teens about the Rise of Gossip Sites

A Golden Opportunity After the events of last week we urge you to click on the article below and engage your teenagers in a conversation about the recent  emergence of ‘gossip sites’. While we have successfully had Facebook close the most … Continue reading

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Facebook Gossip Page

The discovery of a Facebook page which contains some unsavoury content involving some students at the School, as reported recently in the media, is of concern to the School as we continue to support the welfare of our students, especially … Continue reading

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‘The Brocial Network’ A Teachable Moment!

This is a worrying turn of events. A new Facebook group was brought to our attention yesterday which encourages its members to hunt through their friends photos and copy revealing pictures of their female friends without their knowledge to be posted on … Continue reading

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Dad invents “Know Diss” Software to stop Cyberbullying on Facebook

“I have to say that with big ears and the name that I have, I wasn’t immune. I didn’t emerge unscathed,” the President said. A concerned parent in the UK, Dr Paddy Clarke, has developed the world’s first cyber bullying … Continue reading

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Gossip website shocks Germany

We bring you these articles because we find that once a website becomes popular in Europe or America it is not long before we see evidence of it being used in Australia. Our aim is to keep parents one step ahead of the cybersafety issues … Continue reading

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Brodie’s Law

Workplace and cyber bullies face 10 years in jail New laws in Victoria, nicknamed “Brodie’s Law”, will add serious workplace and cyber bullying to the Crimes Act provisions already governing stalking.  Children who use Facebook to threaten or harass could … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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