Coca Cola asks millennials to fight online bullyingby Beatrice Credi - 2015.10.30
When it comes to bullying online, young people aren’t just part of the problem; they are also the solution. This is the thinking behind a project backed by DoSomething.org and Coca-Cola. It’s asking young people to come up with the best idea for how technology can counter what has become a huge problem. Out of hundreds of applications, 15 were selected to take part in a ‘hackathon’ in New York– an event attended by experts in different fields of IT. It generated a lot of ideas and points of view, such as the app that allows users to write encouraging phrases for particularly difficult days, or a programme that requires people on social media whose profiles have been blocked due to a negative comment to attend an anti-online-bullying seminar before they can reactivate their account. Interestingly, most of the participants had personal experience of online bullying.
The truth about the Blue Whale phenomenon in Italy
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The anti-Blue Whale button is now available
The Italian Police's fight against the "Blue Whale" never stops. After having offered some useful advices to parents and teenagers some days ago and in order to stem this horrible phenomenon, now it also makes the button “STOP BLUE WHALE” available in its homepage. The main purpose is to facilitate Read More.
Italian police offers advice about combating dangers of Blue Whale
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Instagram is the most dangerous social network for teenagers
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How a bully comes into being
There are four factors that lead to the creation of a bully: 1) The eclipse of the authority of parents or teacher; 2) The importance of image and approval from others: 3) Adolescent disorientation concerning sexual identity; 4) Feelings of uncertainty with respect to parental expectations. In this group show, in which sexuality is the Read More.
Blue Whale Game more dangerous than selfie on train track trend
The latest danger online for teenagers is represented by a game called Blue Whale Game. A popular activity coming from Russia, similar to the older Neknominate, it consists of inviting a user on the social networks to participate over a period of 50 days, in a variety of dangerous challenges, Read More.