Online Bullying:

How Alya could prove Geoff was behind fake reviews on Coronation Street

Posted on March 16, 2020

On last week’s Coronation Street, restaurant owner Alya Nazir had an issue with fake reviews being posted online about her and her restaurant, Speed Daal. Knowing the reviews were fake, she suspected the owner of a rival business, Ray Connor, as being the author of the reviews.

This is common in the restaurant trade, where fake reviews are posted online in an attempt to damage a (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Government appoints Ofcom to regulate online content

Posted on February 13, 2020

The government has revealed a set of ambitious plans to regulate the online world, and will give website owners a duty of care to protect their users from illegal and harmful content.

The new proposals state that (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Church of England releases social media commandments

Posted on July 5, 2019

The Church of England has recently issued a set of social media guidelines it believes users should follow in order to (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

One in four kids bullied online within last year

Posted on June 6, 2019

An Ofcom study has revealed that nearly a quarter of children have experienced cyberbullying in the last 12 months, and the vast majority admit to having an experience online that could have been harmful.

According to the Online Nation, 23% of children have experienced online bullying in the last year, and nearly two in five (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Do adults know how to deal with cyberbullying?

Posted on March 22, 2019

Advice on dealing with bullies has always been passed down from one generation to the next, and for many years has remained much the same. Phrases like ‘ignore them’, ‘don’t stoop to their level’, ‘tell a teacher’ and ‘names will never hurt me’ have been recited by parents and children for decades, with varying degrees of (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Which nation has the biggest cyberbullying problem?

Posted on November 2, 2018

Cyberbullying is one of the biggest concerns of modern day internet users, as we see from many of the pleas for help we receive in response to our article on tracing a fake Facebook account, but do we in the UK get the worst of it? Where are the cyberbullies of the world lurking?

Market research (more…)

Posted by John Murray

How big a problem is cyberbullying in the UK?

Posted on July 11, 2018

While most of us have experienced some form of bullying in our lives, the modern nature of it leaves many parents a little unsure of what their kids might be going through and what they can do about it, but how does the UK compare to the rest of the world in this new form of tormenting people?

Earlier this year, a report (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Survey calls for social media firms to protect young people

Posted on March 19, 2018

A survey of over 1,000 young people and mental health experts has concluded that social media companies’ responses to online bullying reports are “inadequate”.

The study, commissioned by (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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