Stop The Facebook Cyber Bully
Stop The Facebook Cyber Bully – Kid Internet Safety
Facebook has apparently started to turn the tables on the cyber bully. Even though I suspect Nydia Han’s reported numbers should in fact be much higher, a recent report indicated that 1 million kids were victims of cyber bullying.
Facebook & Time Warner have recently teamed up and started a campaign called “Stop Bullying: Speak Up.” The combined force of these companies plan to release a new application that will broadcast a user’s pledge to stop the cyber bully. In my opinion this is a step in the right direction. It’s a known fact that schools which have offline bully pledges (my son’s school has one) helps towards managing and reducing the bullying.
So, the combination of a pledge, the monitoring your kid on the Internet, and an awareness should help stop the cyber bully in their tracks.
Nydia Han from ABC show you what she has found out. Please watch this two and a half minutes video (you may have to watch a 15 second advertisement, plus Nydia’s little blooper, but it’s well worth it).