Archive for: April, 2018

Cyberbullying may double risk of self-harm, suicidal behaviour

Cyberbullying may double risk of self-harm, suicidal behaviour

  LONDON: Children and youngsters who face cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to self-harm and enact suicidal behaviour, a new study has found. The research also suggests that it is not just the victims of cyberbullying that are more vulnerable to suicidal behaviours, but the perpetrators themselves are […]

Cyberbullying can take lasting toll on teens

Cyberbullying can take lasting toll on teens

  Camryn Cowdin was checking her Facebook page when she saw hateful posts from a person she considered a friend. Her name was never used, but she knew the words were about her. “He would directly reference a comment or situation that happened between him and I,” Cowdin, 16, said. […]

Kenya: Moral Cop Defends Deputy Governor Caught in Compromising Situation

Kenya: Moral Cop Defends Deputy Governor Whose Private Video Leaked

  Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) boss Ezekiel Mutua has described as barbaric the trending video showing the Kirinyaga Deputy Governor, Peter Ndambiri, naked and at the mercy of a group of men filming him and a naked woman beside him. The video is circulating on WhatsApp, where it was […]

Tribeca doc ‘Netizens’ highlights the online harassment of women

  Cynthia Lowen’s Netizens is about three women whose lives have been profoundly affected by cyber sexual harassment. Making its U.S. premiere at Tribeca Film Festival this week, the documentary details the various forms these crimes take, including cyber-stalking, the posting of non-consensual pornography and character attacks. The latter led […]

Here's Everything You're Not Allowed To Post On Facebook

Here’s Everything You’re Not Allowed To Post On Facebook

  Facebook has publicly released its most complete community guidelines to date after many years keeping the specific rules its moderators used to govern the platform secret. The update tacked over 5000 more words onto the already unwieldy document, which now includes highly specific examples of banned or heavily regulated […]