Don’t you hate it when you get blamed for something someone else did? A recent ruling held parents liable for their child’s harassment of another student, but should mom and dad really be sharing the responsibility for their wild child’s reckless behavior? Speaking as a fellow parent, I think the answer is obvious: Hell, yes!
Facebook launched its Bullying Prevention Hub for U.S. users last November, aimed at stamping out bullying on the social network, and the compilation of resources is now available to users in the U.K. and the rest of Europe, according to Sophos’ Naked Security blog.
Social media gets the blame for a lot of things — cyber-bullying, the rise of the selfie, hashtag-shaped potato snacks (really, Birds Eye? Really?), and the popularity of Justin Bieber. When something happens that embarrasses or concerns today’s society, Facebook is often the scapegoat.
Facebook is hosting the fourth Compassion Research Day Thursday at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., and the social network revealed six important trends its compassion research team discovered while partnering with researchers from Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Yale’s Center for Emotional Intelligence, Stanford University, Northeastern University, Claremont McKenna University, and other institutions.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg put his money where his mouth has been in terms of support for education, as Panorama Education announced Monday that it raised $4 million in seed funding, co-led by Zuckerberg’s Startup: Education.
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler briefed the state’s school district superintendents on the Educator Escalation Channel, an initiative with Facebook to help eliminate bullying on the social network.
Facebook Wednesday published a valuable resource to help parents and educators guide teens through the online world, the Facebook for Educators and Community Leaders Guide.