cyberbullying

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With the internet, smart devices and social media, kids today have access to more information and opportunities to interact with more people than ever before. And that makes them more vulnerable than ever before to online predators, cyberbullying and  exposure to inappropriate material.

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Online harassment is not new to women, especially when it comes to female journalists and bloggers. In fact, about two-thirds of women journalists have faced threats, intimidation or abuse about the work they do, according to the International Women'’s Media Foundation and the International News Safety Institute. The threat even extends to family or friends a quarter of the time.

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While it’s common knowledge that bullying can occur in schools, it can also be a problem in the workplace. This abusive behavior may include threats, humiliation, intimidation or even sabotage. About 27 percent of people have experienced some form of workplace bullying but a majority of employers deny, discount or even defend it.

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Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the suicide of Emilie Olson, the Fairfield Township teen who shot herself last year. A candlelight vigil will be held at the Community Christian Church on Millikin Rd. in Hamilton. Several news reports noted that bullying was a factor in her suicide.

Girls Guide to End Bullying

NOTE: This show originally aired October 1, 2013.