Former White House-intern and activist Monica Lewinsky was given a standing ovation after her speech on the dangers of cyberbullying and public shaming at the Cannes Lions festival last week. In the talk, which was sponsored by Ogilvy & Mather, she called out advertisers and marketers, who she believes are “fueling a blood sport of public shaming” online and off.
Both Twitter and Reddit have made moves to crack down on bullying and anti-social behaviour on their sites this week, a positive move forward for all social media generally. And when you consider the stakes involved, there can be no more pressing issue that needs to be addressed among online communities.
Let’s reach for the stars as Social Supermen. Let’s choose to achieve the “ultimate peak of perfect development” defined for humans by the race of Supermen from Krypton; Let’s not chose the depths of destruction defined by the Supervillians…or the Social Superbullies.
Cyberbullying is a challenging issue for teens and young adults. Reachout.com — an online support community for teens and young adults — has just launched the "Don’t Just Stand By" teen Facebook app developer competition to help provide information about cyberbullying and encourage action. In today's convo, I speak with Anastasia Goodstein, Director of Digital Programs at the Inspire USA Foundation, the non-profit organization behind Reachout.com.
There has been a lot of discussion about free speech and civil behavior amongst blogs. This is born from the Kathy Sierra experience and the subsequent response and then plan from Jimmy Wales and Tim O'Reilly to establish a variable code. You can get up to speed on their plan at Tim's very...
Wendall Davis of Symantec (one of PodTech's customers) has a very informative podcast on WHAT is Cyberbullying including some important facts on what consumers, parents and event companies should do to prepare for this. link to original post