44 Attorneys General have sent a letter to Facebook’s CEO begging him to halt the creation of Instagram for children under 13. “Social networking sites create issues for teenagers. There’s risk to their personal safety. There’s cyberbullying. There’s social anxiety. It’s bad enough in our middle and high schools, we do not need this in our elementary schools.” – North Carolina Attorney General, Josh Stein.
Have you heard of internet doxxing before? It is “the practice of sharing a person’s sensitive information, such as a physical or email address or phone number,” and often happens to someone in the spotlight due to their profession or current events. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, this has become a serious problem for healthcare workers caught in the crossfire of debated pandemic response and widespread misinformation. In response to them risking their lives serving their communities, they “have had their… Read More →
TikTok is another social media company taking action against cyberbullying! Read more about their updates intended to fight online harassment.
Cyberbullying is something the Miss Universe delegates encounter on almost a daily basis. Their stories probably sound familiar because anyone who shows up online has likely experienced similar hateful messages. We support their message of kindness and empathy over negativity and hate. Watch below!
Australia has proposed requiring multiple forms of ID in order to create a social media account. The idea is that with less anonymity will come more accountability and result in decreased cyberbullying and online harassment. Read more.