Posts tagged "cyberbullying"

SXSW Caves To Pressure To Reinstate Sexual Harassment Panels After ‘GamerGate’ Debacle

Annual Austin, TX event South By South West recently dealt with the venom of the dangerous Gamergate community – who threatened violence if they planned to go through with two…

Katrin Higher | November 1, 2015 - 11:00 am

“#Horror” Explores The Terror Of Cyberbulling

Actress and designer Tara Subkoff has gotten her girl gang together to make a movie about cyberbullying. “#Horror” (which, yes, is pronounced “Hashtag Horror”) tells the story of

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 15, 2015 - 2:40 pm

Two Charged In #JadaPose “Viral” Gang Rape Of 16-Year-Old Girl

Two teenage boys have been charged in Houston, Texas for the gang rape of a 16-year old girl this past June. According to the victim, Jada, she drank some punch…

Robyn Pennacchia | December 18, 2014 - 4:30 pm

This Dance & Spoken Word Performance Takes Down Bullying

These ultra-talented kids from the non-profit group MusEffect collaborated with poet Azure Antoinette to put together a choreographed performance about cyberbullying. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, so there was no…

Claire Hannum | October 25, 2014 - 10:00 am

“Duke Porn Star” Belle Knox Pens An Open Letter To Alyssa Funke

“Duke porn star” Belle Knox (real name: Miriam Weeks) penned an open letter to the late Alyssa Funke, the 19-year-old who committed suicide after her classmates harassed her for…

Jessica Wakeman | May 23, 2014 - 6:00 pm

19-Year-Old Girl Committed Suicide After Being Cyberbullied Over Amateur Porn

When Alyssa Funke of Minnesota was 18, she filmed an amateur porn for a site called CastingCouch-X, which features “Fresh New Amateur Girl Porn Videos.”

In March, the…

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Vivian Vosburg, Mother Of One Of Rebecca Sedwick’s Cyberbullies, Arrested For Child Abuse & Child Neglect

“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” said Florida’s Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd in regards to the announcement that Vivian Vosburg, 30, of Lakeland, FL, the stepmother of…

Jessica Wakeman | October 21, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, Committed Suicide After Photo Of Her Rape Was Distributed Around School

There are no words.

Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old girl from Nova Scotia, Canada, attempted to commit suicide last week after she was allegedly raped at a party and had…

Jessica Wakeman | April 9, 2013 - 2:20 pm

High Schooler Shares Heartbreaking Online Slutshaming Problem With NPR

Adults blame victims of sexual crimes and indiscretions, asking “Why was she dressed like that?” or “Why did she drink so much?”

Adults also use the Internet for…

Jessica Wakeman | January 8, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Frisky Rant: The Mommy Wars Go Digital

Mommy bloggers are crazy. No, not because they blog about every mind-numbingly boring burp and giggle — because they do it despite the fact that their readers are just vicious

Jessica Wakeman | April 29, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Parents Blame Facebook For Their Daughter’s Suicide

Here’s the saddest news ever: Holly Grogan, a 15-year-old Catholic schoolgirl in Britain, jumped off a road bridge and killed herself last week, allegedly after a barrage of mean messages…

Jessica Wakeman | September 24, 2009 - 6:30 pm