How to deal with cyberbullying

  • Elizabeth Nassem

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Period6 Mar 2019

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    • TitleHow to deal with cyberbullying
      Media name/outletThe Telegraph
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      DescriptionCyberbullying is a very real problem, with thousands of British children suffering at the hands of online bullies every year, according to Ofcom statistics.

      In fact, a 2017 Ofcom report revealed that around one in eight young people have been bullied on social media. And among teenagers, that figure might be even higher, with McAfee research suggesting that almost half (47 per cent) of 14-18 year olds have been bullied online.

      But social networks such as Facebook are fighting back against cyberbullying, through online information hubs and lessons delivered in schools. Facebook has even unveiled a suite of tools, including a Bullying Prevention Hub, developed in partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. The hub provides information and help to young people, as well as for parents and educators. Additionally, Facebook-owned Instagram offers its own Help Center.
      Producer/AuthorRob Waugh
      PersonsElizabeth Nassem