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Mobile Apps Empower Victims, Embolden Bullies

Posted May 30th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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The last two blog entries looked at cyberbullying and the dynamics that drive a bully to taunt a victim, sometimes to the brink of depression or suicide. Often, bullies exploit the same technologies their targets use for protection. But technology can provide tools that give kids, their parents and advocates an advantage in the battle against […]

A Mirror of Culture, Cyberbullies Need Help Too

Posted May 23rd, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Last Friday’s blog post gave an overview of cyberbullying without lifting the veil off the perpetrators’ faces – who they are and what drives them to be mean to others. The answers delve into a problem that goes beyond cyberspace to reflect a social culture that sometimes fails to see bullying for what it is. […]

Behavior, Not Technology Drives Cyberbullying – Q&A with Cybersmile’s Scott Freeman

Posted May 16th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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That I can still remember the face of the school bully I finally had to confront is a luxury most cyberbullying victims don’t have. Some of them are driven to despair as their tormentors exploit technology to hide their identities – a behavior that has led makers of popular anonymous apps like Yik Yak to […]

Tech Sightings, May 15, 2014

Posted May 15th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Amid protests, FCC to Vote on New ‘Net Neutrality’ Proposal Thursday’s vote determines if U.S. telecommunications regulators will formally propose “net neutrality” rules that may allow Internet service providers to charge content companies for faster and more reliable traffic on their networks. Critics say the new rules would create fast lanes for paying companies and […]

Tech Sightings, February 20, 2013

Posted February 20th, 2014 at 4:53 pm (UTC-4)
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More People Spend Via Their Phones as  World Goes “Mobile First” A 2014 Mobile Media Consumption Report conducted by Mobile advertising company InMobi reveals that 60 percent of mobile users are using their cell phones as the primary or only means of going online. The report found that 68 percent have spent money via their […]