The man accused of cyberbullying Amanda Todd appeared in court on February 12th, facing five charges related to online harassment. The charges include extortion, possession of child pornography, communication with a young person to commit a sexual offense, and criminal harassment (according to BC Prosecution Service). His next court appearance is set for April 12. Todd died by suicide in 2012 after her private photos were posted online.
1 in 4 children says that cyberbullying has worsened in lockdown. With more screen time comes more opportunities to encounter bullying or harassment online.
Cyber Safeguard had the honor of presenting at the School Superintendents’ Association’s National Conference on Education last week as part of the School of the Future Sessions. In case anyone missed it, watch the replay below.
California proposes a law that would penalize $100,000+ for sexploitation. This legislation would impact websites as well as individuals exchanging images on smartphones, significantly increasing accountability to take action quickly. The fine also increases to $200,000 if the victim is a minor.
A 24-year-old man posed as a 17-year-old boy and convinced four young girls to send photos to him. The judge was not sure that he understood the severity of his actions. He will be in prison until after he turns 30. The Providence Journal