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Is it time to ban social media 'likes' for children?

London - Due to the prevalence of cyberbullying and concerns over data privacy, campaigners have proposed blocking young people from 'liking' or 'disliking' posts on social media. This has been picked up by the U.K. government, which is proposing new restrictions.

Safer Internet Day prompts smart online choices

This year’s Safer Internet Day forces us to recognize that, for all the wonderful things the internet has brought to humanity, our safety online is not as secure as it could be.

Romance author discusses novels and feature film Special

Romance author Faleena Hopkins chatted with Digital Journal about her upcoming feature film, her books, and inspiration to write romance novels.

Man accused of cyberbullying Amanda Todd sentenced in Holland

Amsterdam - A 38-year-old Dutch man facing charges in Canada in relation to cyberbullying Amanda Todd was sentenced to 11 years by a court in the Netherlands for similar crimes. He is awaiting extradition to Canada to face charges in relation to Todd.

Chelsea Clinton comes to defense of Barron Trump

New York City - Former First Daughter, Chelsea Clinton took to social media yesterday afternoon to defend Barron Trump. Since his father’s inauguration Friday, the 10-year-old has been subjected to online bullying for the way he appeared at his father’s swearing-in.

Sisters arrested for allegedly bullying Nigerian billionaire

Lago - Two sisters from Toronto are being detained. The duo, accused of cyber-bullying a billionaire, are being detained in Lagos.

As First Lady, Melania Trump would combat social media negativity

If Donald Trump becomes the next president of the United States, his wife Melania said as first lady, she would like to do what she can about the effect of negativity on social media on children and help them combat such things as cyberbullying.

Amanda Todd case: Dutch man can be extradited to Canada

Amsterdam - A Dutch court has ruled a 38-year-old man who is facing charges in Canada in the cyberbullying of 15-year-old Amanda Todd that led to her suicide can be extradited to Canada to face charges laid by the RCMP.

Teen takes her own life after video of her naked put on Snapchat

Wesley Chapel - A 15-year-old girl took her own life hours after a video, taken without her knowledge, was uploaded to Snapchat. The video was taken by a supposed "friend."

Review: ‘Unfriended’ is more than just the latest gimmicky horror flick Special

‘Unfriended’ brings social commentary back to the horror genre, while simultaneously offering a unique viewpoint for audiences.

Review: Poet Shane Koyczan debuts new video-poem 'Troll' on cyberbullying Special

Canadian poet Shane Koyczan, best known recently for his To This Day anti-bullying video-poetry, released another poetic critique of cyber-bullying appropriately titled Troll. It's one of the most poignant looks at the pain caused by online bullies.

Op-Ed: Teen beaten and brutalized online: Social media to blame?

Des Moines - High school students videotaped the graphic beating of 16-year-old sophomore, Nathan Rogers, then posted their videos on Facebook. Is social media to blame for cyberbullying?

RCMP lay charges in cyberbullying of Amanda Todd

Vancouver - The RCMP in Coquitlam, British Columbia announced several charges have been laid against a man currently in custody in the Netherlands. Amanda Todd, 15, took her own life in October 2012 after being extorted and bullied on the Internet.

Cyberbullying increasing at Canadian universities

Vancouver - A symposium will be held on Wednesday where papers will be presented showing cyberbullying is increasing on university campuses across the country.

New video game tries to combat cyberbullying

A new simulation video game from Pixelberry Studios is teaming up with The Cybersmile Foundation to battle many issues a typical high school student goes through, including bullying.

Canadian government introduces bill to combat cyberbullying

Ottawa - While the cyberbullying provisions are being generally applauded, the opposition and others are critical of other parts of the bill that have no relation to the problem of cyberbullying.

Canada's Justice Minister: No parole for worst offenders

Halifax - During the present session of Parliament, the government intends to introduce legislation to deny any possibility of parole to those who are considered the most heinous offenders.

Op-Ed: Social media is the new fifth estate

Denver - If Jean Valjean were alive today his story might well end up on social media. Iraq's weapons of mass destruction certainly would have been a prime target.

Saskatchewan mom says bullying caused her son's suicide

North Battleford - Todd Loik took his own life after years of being bullied, more recently on the Internet. He died just days before his 16th birthday.

Bullied 12-year-old kills herself

Lakeland - A 12-year-old Floridian girl killed herself after she was bullied online by more than a dozen girls. The Sheriff is investigating to see if he can pursue charges under Florida’s cyber-bullying law.

A parent's worst nightmare: The dark side of the Internet Special

Fourteen year-old Hanah Smith had been threatened with a sadistic rape attack, her abuser threatened to attack Hanah with a hammer, anonymous messengers taunted Hanah about her weight, the death of an uncle and urged her to engage in self-harm.

Cyberbullying: Two men charged for distributing child porn

Halifax - Police charged two men with distributing child porn in the Rehtaeh Parsons cyberbullying case, Thursday. Parsons died following a suicide attempt her family says was linked to the distribution of a photo in which she is allegedly being sexually assaulted.

2 arrested in Rehtaeh Parsons rape and cyberbullying case

Halifax - Police in Canada said Thursday they have made two arrests in the case of a 17-year-old who committed suicide after a photo of her allegedly being sexually assaulted was shared online.

RCMP arrest two males in connection with Rehtaeh Parsons case

Halifax - RCMP arrested two males at their homes in Halifax in connection with the Rehtaeh Parsons case. The arrests were made at around 8 a.m. (ADT) Thursday.

Op-Ed: rejects responsibility for teen suicide

Sydney - Riga, in Latvia, used to be the site of a concentration camp. It’s now the home of, a teen social website that is apparently untroubled by user suicides. It’s about time answered a few questions itself.

Op-Ed: Punishing by itself doesn't help stop bullying, says expert Special

Prescott - "Being beaten down repeatedly – in the physical and cyber worlds – is not a rite of passage. It is a recipe for ruination of a young life," says recovery expert Holli Kenley.

Op-Ed: Twitter abuse brings UK charges, but problem far from solved

Sydney - The women who advocated that Jane Austen should be featured on the new £10 note were subjected to threats of rape and bombing. Twitter has now apologized and will now include an abuse button. Charges have been laid against two people.

Review: New product eSafely aims to make this summer an eSafe one Special's browser based parental controls tool offers an elegant solution to fill the holes in online protection offered by typical parental controls. Keeps kids safer on Facebook, YouTube, Wikipedia, and Web Search.

Op-Ed: FBI calls cyberbullying a 'significant issue' for law enforcement Special

Cyberbullying can be more pervasive than traditional forms of bullying. Bullying at school as well as pranks can be more easily detected by teachers, administrators and fellow students.

3 teens arrested over alleged rape of girl who killed herself

Saratoga - Three northern California teens have been arrested on charges they gang-raped a 15-year-old girl who then killed herself after photos of the alleged attack went viral.
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Kim Loik talking to CBC News about the suicide of her 15-year-old son  Todd
Kim Loik talking to CBC News about the suicide of her 15-year-old son, Todd
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Charges have been laid against a teen for threatening to kill Glen Canning  49  the father of Rahtae...
Charges have been laid against a teen for threatening to kill Glen Canning, 49, the father of Rahtaeh Parsons
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Amanda Todd saying she has nobody and she needs someone. She was cyber-bullied and committed suicide
Amanda Todd saying she has nobody and she needs someone. She was cyber-bullied and committed suicide
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