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Twitter Adds New Tools to Fight Harassment

Social media is often a tool for bullying and hate speech. To address this problem, Twitter has introduced a “mute” feature that allows users to silence content in their feeds if it includes certain words, phrases, or emojis. The feature will hide abusive messages in cases where someone is specifically targeted. The social media platform is also adding new ways for users to flag “hateful content” like racist or sexist speech. Twitter staff have undergone training to better handle hate speech and other forms of harassment.

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Sexual Harassment and Assault: Where Do You Stand? – Leadership 360 – Education Week

We are at risk of growing up another generation without gender respectfulness. Can we stop the cycle?

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Kindergarten Teachers React to Donald Trump Jr.’s Comments on Harassment – Teaching Now – Education Week Teacher

The Republican nominee’s son suggested that women who “can’t handle” office sexual harassment should become kindergarten teachers.

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Cyberbullying: What Schools Can Learn From Leslie Jones’ Twitter Harassment – Rules for Engagement – Education Week

More states are requiring schools to respond to cyberbullying, but it can be a challenging task for administrators. Here’s what schools can learn from the recent high-profile online harassment of Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones.

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Cyber crime bill passed to prevent online harassment

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Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahman has said that newly passed cybercrime bill by the National Assembly would help prevent online harassment, cyber stalking and blackmailing. Talking to a news channel, the minister said that people who threat, scare and post objectionable material online against any other citizen will be criminalised. Cyber crime bill sails through National Assembly Her remarks came after the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PECB) was passed in the National Assembly on Wednesday, over a year after it was first presented and drew strong criticism from experts and civil rights activists. After several amendments and delay, the National Assembly approved the PECB, which will now be laid in the Senate. Rahman said some particular aspects of online networking needed to be paid attention to after the National Action Plan (NAP). She said that online harassment, cyber stalking and blackmailing would be considered as offensive material and the person committing these will be penalised severely under the new cybercrime bill. Ambiguities in Cybercrime Bill She said that discussion on the important bill has been rekindled for the last few years and the credit goes to all the political parties for giving their valuable input regarding […]

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Stopping Online Harassment Before It Starts

Yik Yak, created in 2013, is a relatively young social network. But it already has a problem with harassment.

As Jonathan Mahler of The Times has written, students at a variety of colleges and high schools have used the app to post anonymous racist, sexist or threatening messages. One professor at Eastern Michigan University found that students had been posting insulting comments about her and other faculty members during their lecture.

Yik Yak’s older counterparts have been dealing with (or failing to deal with) similar abuses for some time.

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The 3 Step Process to Deal with a Sexual Harassment Incident – Missing Computer AlertMissing Computer Alert

missingcomputeralert.com – Do you know what to do if someone in your organization is accused of sexual harassment? Do you know how to handle this incident? What would it look like for … Dear Subscribers, This video is to hel…

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Journalist’s father dies following harassment by Franco-Israeli hacker National Cyber Security

nationalcybersecurity.com – On Wednesday Rue89’s founder, Pierre Haski, published an article reporting the death of Le Corre’s father, who had been in an artifical coma since suffering a heart attack following prank calls fro…

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Journalist’s father dies following harassment by Franco-Israeli hacker

Journalist’s father dies following harassment by Franco-Israeli hacker

A Franco-Israeli hacker has threatened to sue a website over articles linking him to the death of the father of one of its journalists. Grégory Chelli, alias Ulcan, phoned Rue89 reporter Benoît Le Corre to mock him after hearing the […]

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