Chris Roberts

Is Sarahah The New Bullying App

bullySarahah, one of the newer messaging apps has become very very popular, but is it another bullying tool whose potential negative factors have been underestimated or ignored?  The idea of the app is quite simple.  Users can send and receive “constructive messages” or anonymous messages.   In Arabic, Sarahah means "honesty".  The designer of the said the app was meant for the workplace where people could offer their true thoughts on their co-workers with anonymity.  Well as anyone with 30secs of thought would realize, that is a recipe for disaster, rather than a tool of positivity.   Well this app has turned into another bullying tool that allows people to send and say things anonymously that they w...
Chris Roberts

The Reality of Bullying

bully1Bullying — Today’s Reality SAFE International™ has launched our new Bullying page on the website.  Here is an excerpt from it that provides some bullying statistics here in Canada.  The studies on bullying have provided much more insight over the years as to why bullies bully and the misconceptions many have had over the years in regards to the behaviour.  To see the full page, visit http://www.safeinternational.biz/classes/bullying.html Bullying is typically defined as physical intimidation or fighting, starting and/or spreading rumours, shaming publicly, insults through name calling, teasing, and other aggressive behaviour.  Despite an increase of public attention on the issue of bullying in recent years, it remai...
Chris Roberts

How "Cappers" Attack Online

ISS 7402 05334I have never been very computer savvvy often struggling with technology, but over the years I have worked on educating myself more, particularly in the area of online safety and how it applies to the biggest target market that SAFE International teaches which is our youth.  We spend most of our time teaching how to deal with people who may be face to face to their attacker in regards to violence, but more and more it is becoming popular for "attackers" to use the internet as their way to attack, very often never even coming face to face with their victim.  One high profile case is the one of Amanda Todd who was stalked, bullied, and eventually committed suicide as her way out of this tragedy.  The documentary on Amanda Todd w...

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