Three Google executives were facing six months in jail for a YouTube video, uploaded in 2006, that showed four students bullying an autistic boy. Reuters reports that the executives were acquitted of privacy violations in an appeals court in Milan, overturning a previous ruling from February 2010.
Hacker-activist group, Anonymous, released detailed online records of a man who goes by the online pseudonym, Viper, after the group incorrectly identified another man as Amanda Todd’s tormentor days earlier. Todd is the 15-year-old Canadian girl who recently took her own life after being incessantly bullied both online and off for three years. Todd made a Youtube video detailing her torment and begging for help one month earlier.
On Wednesday night Amanda Todd, a cyberbullied Canadian teen, took her own life. Two days later, a video that she posted to YouTube a month ago telling her sad story is circulating the web. Unfortunately, her cry for help has gone viral two days too late.
Last month the life of 68-year old bus monitor Karen Klein changed forever. After a video of Klein being bullied by schoolchildren went viral, redditor Max Sidorov launched an Indigogo campaign that succeeded in raising over $700,000 to send Klein on a much needed vacation. Now, Klein is giving back with the launch of her own foundation to raise money and support for the anti-bullying movement.
The life of 68-year old bus monitor Karen Klein changed forever when a video of her being bullied by schoolchildren went viral. After seeing the video on Facebook, redditor Max Sidorov started an Indiegogo campaign in order to raise just enough money for Klein to go on a fabulous (and much-needed) vacation. Just over a month later the campaign has closed, leaving Klein with $703,873!
The life of 68-year-old bus monitor Karen Huff Klein has been changed forever, thanks to Reddit user Max Sidorov. After seeing a video on Facebook of Karen the Bus Monitor being bulled by schoolchildren, Sidorov uploaded the video to YouTube and started an Indiegogo fundraiser to raise money to give Karen a well-deserved vacation.
Over the last couple of years bullying has reared its head as the most serious issue faced by children and teens today. To spread the word about this issue, try to garner support and put an end to bullying, teens and adults alike have turned to YouTube.
According to a study done by the Pew Research Center, 69% of social media-using teens think their peers are mostly kind to one another.
25-year old Sean Duffy took trolling too far and now he’s paying with jail time. Duffy is serving 18 weeks in jail in the UK for videos and messages that he posted on Facebook and YouTube, mocking the deaths of teenagers.
Alye has been bullied since the sixth grade, called everything from fat to ugly to freak. But rather than dropkicking her bullies, Alye is fighting back peacefully with a moving YouTube video.