Cyberbullying was the second-largest health concern among parents in 2020. Cyberbullying is a health concern. Let that sink in.
A Topeka, Kansas mother files a police report after discovering cyberbullying messages on Snapchat encouraging her 13-year-old son to self-harm. Encouraging someone else to commit suicide is one of the most severe examples of cyberbullying. We are proud of this mother’s commitment to her child’s safety and raising awareness about cyberbullying on Snapchat and all social media.
Yahoo Japan is trying a different approach to fight cyberbullying – AI. It will be interesting to see the effectiveness of this method and if other countries follow suit. Daily Alts
Social media tea accounts are something to watch out for as we gear up for back to school this spring. The anonymous accounts often include the school name or abbreviation and “tea” in the handle and share gossip and rumors with followers.
Acronis’ Cyberthreats Report 2020 warns that 2021 could be the “year of extortion” due to remote work, automation, and the need for new strategies to prepare for threats.