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Indian American cyberbullying expert gets $188,776 Facebook grant

Indian American cyberbullying expert gets $188,776 Facebook grant

Sameer Hinduja, a prominent Indian American and cyberbullying expert from Florida Atlantic University, has received a $188,776 grant from social networking site Facebook to study cyberbullying and dating violence among teenagers.

Meet 15-year-old Trisha Prabhu whose software could put an end to cyber-bullying!

Meet 15-year-old Trisha Prabhu whose software could put an end to cyber-bullying!

According to reports, nearly 43 percent of kids today have experienced online harassment and cyberbullying.

Who's at cyberbullying risk? Not me, feel most youngsters

Who's at cyberbullying risk? Not me, feel most youngsters

Young people are aware of the risks of cyberbullying but perceive others as being more at risk than themselves, says a study.

'Wishful thinking' can't take away negative realities of Facebook for users

'Wishful thinking' can't take away negative realities of Facebook for users

A new study has suggested that Facebook users with so-called optimistic bias think that they're less likely than other users to experience cyberbullying, depression and other negative social and psychological effects from using the site.

Experts advise parental control on excessive tech use by kids

A group of paediatricians have reportedly advised that parents must exert limitations on the excessive use of technology by their children.

US school district monitors kids` social media

A Southern California school district is trying to stop cyberbullying and a host of other teenage ills by monitoring the public posts students make on social media outlets in a program that has stirred debate about what privacy rights teenage students have when they fire up their smartphones.

Canada teens in court in cyberbullying case

Two Canada teenagers appeared in court on child pornography charges related to cyberbullying case, which is set to continue next month as the defense seeks additional disclosure of evidence.

20 percent kids victims of cyberbullying

Researchers have found that one in five children get targeted by cyberbullies.

Cyberbullying puts teens at risk of depression, substance abuse

Teenage victims of cyberbullying are more likely to develop symptoms of depression, substance abuse and internet addiction, a new study has revealed.

16% high school students electronically bullied in past year

One in six high school students (16.2 percent) reported being electronically bullied within the past 12 months, according to a new study.

77% Indian parents aware of cyberbullying: Symantec

About 77 percent parents in India are aware of cyberbullying, which could prove deadly for their children, according to Symantec Software Solutions, makers of Norton anti-virus software.

Distribution of embarrassing photos and videos worsen cyberbullying

Youngster who fall victim to cyberbullying suffer most when fellow pupils make them objects of ridicule by circulating embarrassing personal photos and videos on the Internet.

Frequency of cyberbullying higher in India: Report

The frequency of cyberbullying of children in India is higher than that in western nations, including the US, with more three out of 10 Indian parents saying their children have been a victim.