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Court spanks parents. In a landmark decision, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled in Boston v. Athearn that parents can be held responsible for the social media activities of their kids. The case involved a seventh-grade boy...more
In this age of electronic communication, social media has added another dimension to the array of issues schools must address in order to maintain the integrity of the learning environment while also preserving the rights of...more
There are 1.3 billion people on Facebook, half a billion “tweets” every day, and countless other ways to communicate that did not even exist five years ago. In response to this social media revolution, smart companies are...more
Like the beasts of Tolkien’s imagination, digital trolls skulk around the internet shrouded in anonymity, unprovoked yet fiercely attacking the unwary. These trolls are individuals who use anonymous screen names to post...more
More than 50% of teens have experienced cyber bullying. Parents have historically looked to their children’s schools and local government to address the issue, but what about the social media sites which contribute to the...more
Social media commentators can be feral. This is largely due to a psychological phenomenon known as the online disinhibition effect. The relative anonymity of social media communications, for some, opens the door for cruel and...more
The big news in education technology this week is Yik Yak, a free, anonymous social networking application that allows users to post comments that can be seen by others within a 5- to 10-mile radius. The app was intended for...more
Cyber bullying might be better prevented as a consequence of the self-regulatory code whose draft version is now subject to a consultation run by the Italian Ministry of the Economic Development....more
In response to a series of cyber bullying related teen suicides that took place in Los Angeles last year, the Southern California school district has decided to employ a social media monitoring service enabling the school to...more
How much do an employer’s obligations to prevent and remedy workplace harassment extend into the virtual world?...more
It spread, as these things tend to do today, like a virus around 10 p.m. last night.
“None [sic] cares about you. Go kill yourself. Maybe you’ll succeed this time.”...more
Andrea Weckerle founded and leads CiviliNation, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing online hostility and character assassination. Andrea is also the author of Civility in the Digital Age: How Companies and People...more
It was reported that a 14-year-old Georgia middle school student is suing two of her classmates for libel after they created a phony Facebook page for her. The page had her name and information, with her profile picture...more
Originally published in Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada - December 2012 Volume 13, No. 8.
In A.B. v. Bragg Communications Inc., the Supreme Court of Canada determined that a 15-year-old can proceed anonymously...more
The Supreme Court of Canada determined yesterday, in A.B. v. Bragg Communications, that a 15-year old can proceed anonymously to pursue the identity of her Facebook cyberbully. ...more
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