cyberbullying

A huge new survey shows that teens are bullied most on Instagram and Facebook

According to British anti-bullying organization Ditch The Label’s new annual survey, Instagram is the network of choice for cyberbullies in 2017, with Facebook close behind. This year’s su

Instagram fights abuse with comment disabling and liking

Twitter’s sluggish approach to combating harassment looks even slower today as Instagram pushed its third round of safety features this quarter. The company announced this morning three new feat

We’re looking at cyberbullying the wrong way

A bully is a bully and a troll is a troll, no matter where you go online. For as long as online mass communication has existed, online bullying has existed. To effectively address the issue of cyberbu

Papa, what’s a shitpost?

As we romp further into this silly and messy political season it’s come to light that Palmer Luckey, creator of the Oculus Rift and the boy who was last seen floating in a tropical paradise on t

100% Fun

If 2016 taught us anything it’s that the internet isn’t fun anymore. It’s not that a soulless network of computers interconnected via TCP/IP was ever supposed to be fun. It’s t

3 ways startups are fighting for digital and physical security

Internet accessibility for all people, of all ages and in all places has unleashed unprecedented resources and opportunities. It also unlocked our digital and physical security. The sacrifice of safet

Bark helps parents keep kids safe online without invading their privacy

Launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 is a new service called Bark, aimed at parents who want to keep their kids safe online. Unlike traditional “parental control” software or net

Ask.fm founders back dating app Mint

The founders of Ask.fm -- the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/03/03/ask-about-growth/">popular social Q&A app</a> that became embroiled in a cyberbullying media storm before being <a hre

Few Winners In Anonymous Social Networking, And Secret’s Not One Of Them

Is anonymous social networking a flash-in-pan trend? A winner-take-all category? Which of the anonymous social networking apps around today are still thriving, and which are practically dead? These

IAC Agrees To Work With Regulators On Cyberbullying Protections Following Ask.fm Deal

IAC-owned search company Ask.com has acquired the beleaguered anonymous Q&A social network, Ask.fm. The news was first reported by The New York Times this morning, and IAC and Ask.fm have also con

Amid Bullying & Threats Of Violence, Anonymous Social App Yik Yak Shuts Off Access To U.S. Middle & High School Students

Anonymous communication platforms and the pre-teen-to-teenage brain are two things that don’t mix all that well. Just look at Ask.fm, for example, the social Q&A platform whose shield of ano

Study: Cyberbullying Is Far Less Frequent Than Traditional, Face-To-Face Bullying

Despite the breathless headlines and TV news segments, researcher Dan Olweus of the University of Bergen, Norway, reported the results of a study that found traditional bullying in schools and on play