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11 Feb 2020
Two schools in the United Kingdom have begun using body cameras in efforts to improve children’s behaviour and to address violence. One of the schools, in Hampshire, started using cameras to deal with unknown children entering the school territory...
17 Jan 2020
“I have no doubt that social media helped kill my daughter.”- confessed Ian Russal who has become a campaigner against social media harm since his 14-year-old daughter Molly committed suicide in 2017. This is just one of the cases that highlights...
26 Nov 2019
According to surveys, Romania is ranked first in Europe in terms of the level of school bullying. To remedy the situation, a law has been drafted to prohibit bullying in educational institutions. The methodology will be shortly developed by the...
05 Nov 2019
Éva László, a lecturer at the Hungarian Institute of Sociology and Social Work at the BBTE, gave a lecture to parents and educators on how to inform your child about sexual abuse, as part of the Sunflower program of the János Zsigmond Unitarian...
23 Sep 2019
Data from the Parents Association show that in 2018, over 6,000 people contacted the online safety hotline in Bulgaria, mostly concerning child sexual abuse. As a result, and in order to improve online communication, they launched the ‘You are the ...
11 Feb 2019
Preventing cyber bulling has proven to be significant challenge for social media platforms. However, it seems technology that enables cyber bulling can also be used to prevent it. The artificial intelligence is being developed to enable computers to...
04 Feb 2019
UNICEF calls for addressing and preventing violence against children and young people online. UNICEF has run a poll in which over million responses were collected during the five weeks from 160 countries, asking young people how their parents,...
29 Jan 2019
According to Ofcom, the UK media watchdog, the number of children exposed to online bulling and abuse is on a rise. From 2% of children who said to had been bullied on social media in 2016, this number increased to 9% in 2018. The number of children...
07 Feb 2017
According to a national study on the phenomenon of bullying, conducted by Save the Children in 2016, one in four children has been publicly humiliated in front of others, and three in ten students were threatened with beating by other colleagues. In...

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