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Bec Crew

Blog Post - Proposed Amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act - Will They Help? - 1 views

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    Looks at the recent proposed amendments by the federal government to the 25-year-old Sex Discrimination Act which aim to give greater legal protection to victims under 16 of online sexual harassment and cyber-bullying. Critics say the proposed changes are "too little to late."
Bec Crew

Blog Post - Togetherville - A Good or Bad Idea for Kids? - 2 views

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    My blog post on the new social networking site, Togetherville, that's specifically aimed at 6-10-year-olds. Looks at the reception from the media so far, and whether or not it can be an effective tool against cyberbullying as it effects kids in this very young demographic.
Bec Crew

Social Networking Sites for Children?: Togetherville - 0 views

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    Looks at a new social networking site for children aged 6-10. It's heavily monitored and controlled by parents for the sake of online safety, but the concern is that young children can just as easily sign up to other social networking sites that aren't so restrictive.
Bec Crew

New Laws to Target Cyber Bullies - 1 views

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    In an attempt by the government to modernise the 25-year-old Sex Descrimination Act, new laws have been made to protect teenagers from cyber-bullying acts such as sexting and online harrassment. It also protects breastfeeding women and gives men the same protection as women in the workplace when it comes to family responsibilities.
Nikki Bradley

Cyberbullying 2010: What the Research Tells Us | Pew Research Center's Internet & Ameri... - 0 views

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    Presentation from  the Pew Research Center - Cyberbullying 2010. An analysis of current research
Bec Crew

Melbourne National Centre Against Bullying Conference 2010 - 0 views

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    My blog post on the outcomes of the recent conference which saw educators, politicians and lawyers discuss the problem Australia has with cyberbullying.
Bec Crew

The Phoebe Prince Case of Cyberbullying - 0 views

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    My blog post outlining the highly-publicised suicide of a student after being subjected to "schoolyard" and cyber-bullying.
Elizabeth Gan

Cyber bully whose victim suicided avoids jail - 0 views

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    This article discusses the repercussions and impacts of threatening text messages that resulted in a teen suicide. Although the bully expressed remorse, the tragedy clearly marks how words are simply devastating, even if they seem trivial to others. Prosecution and Cyber bullying laws should examine the severity of the crime, and provide adequate justice.
Nikki Bradley

Law falling behind cyber bullying trend - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - 0 views

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    There is a call for specific cyber bullying laws to be introduced on Australia.  A recent case that led to the suicide of a 17 year old boy led to the sentencing of a man to a community service order. The Government has agreed that more needs to be done to empower and protect victims.
Elizabeth Gan

Survey: Cyberbullying spreading throughout Asia - 0 views

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    This article discusses how cyberbullying is on the rise in Asia. Cyberbullying is so great in South Korea, that students are in favour of government regulation that requires Internet users to supply their names, through a "real name system." One has to wonder, how great the harassment has to be, that the population is in favour of government regulation.
Nikki Bradley

Phoebe Prince Death: Nine Teens Charged with Cyberbullying Massachusetts Girl to Suicid... - 0 views

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    A group of teenagers in the US have been charged after months of bullying led to victim committing suicide. The district they live in has since passed a law requiring anti-bullying to form part of the curriculum.  
M M

BBC News - Teachers bullied by 'hate sites' - 0 views

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    Teachers are very much aware and very much worried on how social networking sites, particularly Facebook, are being used by students to "bully" and spread false allegations about them. Not only professional reputations are at stake in acts like these, but hate sites will surely affect the personal lives of teachers as well.  
Bec Crew

Teachers suffer cyberbullying by pupils and parents - 0 views

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    Statistics now show that 15% of teachers have experienced cyber bullying themselves, and half know another teacher who has. Cyber bullying of teachers has included Facebook hate groups, Videos of the teachers in the classroom being posted to Youtube, or hate sites. Shows that this isn't just an issue between peers.
Gina Spithakis

Blog post: Cyberbullying: The dark side of being connected - 2 views

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    This is my blog post on the rise of cyberbullying, with thoughts on who is responsible and what needs to be done to prevent it.
Bec Crew

Corporate Media Exploits Teen Idol to Push Cyberbullying Bill - 0 views

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    Talks about the proposed Megan Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act which, if passed, would outlaw speech meant to "coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause substantial emotional distress to a person." Critics see it as a form of censorship.
Nikki Bradley

How should Facebook and MySpace handle cyberbullying? - By Emily Bazelon - Slate Magazine - 0 views

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    Blog post about how Facebook and MySpace handle cyber bullying. Should both sites "unmask" bullies and what would the possible implications be?  At present neither site is required to identify users who bully others or post offensive material unless requested by a subpoena.
Nikki Bradley

Students suspended for bullying teacher | The Australian - 1 views

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    Students at a high school in Perth have been suspended for setting up a facebook page and verbally attacking one of their teachers.  Parents were "horrified" at their children's actions. 
Bec Crew

Court: Cyber Bullying Treats Are Not Protected Speech - 0 views

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    A California appeals court allows students to be trialled for hate crimes for posting threatening comments on a fellow student's blog after it was ruled these comments were not protected free speech. Interesting development that narrowss the gap between traditonal schoolyard bullying and cyber bullying.
Bec Crew

When Cyber Bullying Goes Too Far - 0 views

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    An article about cyber bullying via Facebook groups. Notes that it doesn't just happen between peers, but adults can be the victim too, citing an example of a Facebook group created by students to bully a teacher. The article outlines the procedure that it taken to deal with this kind of bullying and the applicable laws on place to curb it.
Gina Spithakis

Cyberbullying bill gets chilly reception - 1 views

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    A cyberbullying bill put to a House sub-committee in the US wasn't met with much enthusiasm as members felt it was an "unconstitutional breach of free speech." The proposed legislation was put forward in response to a 13-year-old girl who committed suicide because she was bullied online
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