What Europe is doing about cyber bullying

The problem with cyberbullying is that information remains online for a long time and can be difficult to remove. New EU data protection rules introduced a ‘right to be forgotten’ that allows victims to request the erasure of their personal data. There is no specific EU law on cyberbullying but some aspects are covered, for instance expressions of racism or xenophobia or sexual harassment of a victim under 18. Europe is also funding action on the ground to prevent violence against women, children and young people (including online). To protect children and teenagers and arm them with the skills and tools they need to use the internet safely and responsibly, the EU has adopted a Better Internet for Kids strategy and co-funds Safer Internet Centres in all EU countries (forming a pan-European network – Insafe). Each national centre operates a helpline, providing advice and assistance for children and teenagers confronted with harmful online content or conduct.

Bullies often victims of bullying themselves, research shows

September 05, 2018 Bullies often victims of bullying themselves, research shows CARBONDALE, Ill. — Nobody likes a bully; especially not the victim. But research shows that those bullies are likely to be victims of bullying themselves. Southern Illinois University Carbondale criminology and criminal justice assistant professor Sujung Cho found further proof of an overlap between those who…

Cyberbullying ups aggression in kids

Cyberbullying ups aggression in kids Combined effect of both face-to-face and cyberbullying may increase the risk of aggressive behaviour in teenagers. Have you ever been bullied in school, college or social media? A new study shows that the combined effect of both face-to-face and cyberbullying may increase the risk of aggressive behaviour in teenagers. These…

Addressing and preventing bullying

Addressing and preventing bullying Once bullying has been identified, swift action needs to be taken in order to resolve the issue. Families and schools have an important role to play in tackling this. Schools need to maintain bully-free environments, as it will make students perform better academically and co-operate better with one another as well…

Bullying in schools, exposure to domestic violence & Italian children

Abstract Objectives: The study aimed to investigate the relationship between bullying and victimization in school and exposure to inter-parental violence in a nonclinical sample of Italian youngsters. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with a sample of 1059 Italian elementary and middle school students. Participants completed a self-report anonymous questionnaire measuring bullying and victimization and…

Seven out of ten Asian students are victims

Gender discrimination, it seems, starts at home and ends with further disparity—and violence—in schools. A report by the International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW) and child rights non-profit Plan International has found that seven out of ten adolescent girls and boys in elementary schools in Asia are victims of gender-based violence, including rape, unwanted sexual touching, corporal punishment, bullying and verbal harassment. And, shockingly, a majority of these children do not consider gender equality important.