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February, 2010

  • Youth, Parents, Teachers, Schools: Take Note of a New Online Bullying Report

    Posted by Jacqueline Beauchere, director, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft

    As online meanness and cruelty continue to garner global attention, parents, educators, and school officials grow hungrier for new information and guidance. All are looking to formulate and implement strategies and policies that will help protect young people both online and off.  A recent report from more than a dozen leading academics from 11 countries offers additional considerations and recommendations.

    The group, made up of academics from Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Norway, Portugal, and Sweden, reviewed and scored, over four years, 54 national guidelines on online bullying from 27 countries.  The ratings were based on the presence or absence of a range of criteria with the aim of “share[ing] expertise on cyber-bullying in educational settings … moving towards a common set of guidelines applicable in Europe.”