The digital age has added a whole new dimension to hurtful behavior, and we look at some of the key features that set in-person and online bullying apart. Bullying is an ever-present global problem: it happens in schools, offices and even in homes. The issue has been tackled by law enforcement, school officials, governments, and various … More Cyberbullying: How is it different from face‑to‑face bullying?
What are some of the most common warning signs that your child is experiencing online harassment? Cyberbullying is by no means a new phenomenon; in fact, the term was added to the Oxford Dictionary back in 2011. However, as technology permeates almost every facet of our lives, the threat of online harassment is becoming more and more … More How to spot if your child is a victim of cyberbullying
Are you – and especially your children – aware of the risks that may come with sharing selfies? Social media sites are brimming with instant self-portraits, and children and teens are especially adept at taking and sharing images of themselves online. But it can be just as safely assumed that tweens and teens, and not … More Selfies for kids – A guide for parents
How schools and educators can address and help prevent abusive behavior on the internet. These days, the internet is woven into people’s everyday lives, and children’s lives are no exception. For all its benefits, the technological evolution has also brought, or magnified, some problems, and cyberbullying is one of the most pervasive threats that youth … More Cyberbullying: What schools and teachers can do
According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, about half of young people have experienced cyberbullying in one form or another at least once, and between 10% and 20% of them are regularly bullied online. In other words, there is a strong chance this affects you, whether as a victim, a witness, or as a bully. Cyberbullying is … More Cyberbullying: Advice for victims and witnesses
Think that selfies are something new? Think again. Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt and Vincent van Gogh are just some of the renowned painters who ’took’ their self-portraits hundreds of years ago. They didn’t even need the technology of smart devices and social networks. But there was one other difference, which is more important today than … More Are selfies dangerous? Teach your kids about this
On the air While a sizable proportion of my income still comes from writing about security, I do very little media stuff nowadays. I’ve no current plans to do another conference presentation, and I can’t remember the last time I did a live interview, let alone a radio interview. However, there was a major exception … More Child safety: An unexpected radio interview