The website at the centre of controversy following the death of a teenage girl who killed herself after apparently enduring months of online bullying has promised to introduce a "bullying/harassment" button and to investigate any reports of abusive behaviour within 24 hours. Read more.
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An interesting article on the emotional pressure of 'being connected.'
(Teens)'..dislike the increasing number of adults on the site, get annoyed when their Facebook friends share inane details, and are drained by the "drama" that they described as happening frequently on the site.
The stress of needing to manage their reputation on Facebook also contributes to the lack of enthusiasm. Nevertheless, the site is still where a large amount of socializing takes place, and teens feel they need to stay on Facebook in order to not miss out.' Read the full article here.
A teenager was found hanged at her home after suffering months of bullying by anonymous 'trolls' on a notorious website. Read more here.
Here's the bomb threat tweet Academic Mary Beard received.
It is important that we discuss with our young people the treatment of women online and also the balance of free speech, privacy and accountability.
Michele Catalano was looking for information online about pressure cookers. Her husband, in the same time frame, was Googling backpacks. Wednesday morning, six men from a joint terrorism task force showed up at their house to see if they were terrorists. Which prompts the question: How'd the government know what they were Googling? More here
Article by BBC's Paul Mason, whose investigations for Newsnight led to the arrest of a man suspected of being a troll. Read the article