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How to stand up against cyberbullying on Facebook?

Remember that bullying is never your fault, and it can happen to anyone. Bullying may make you feel embarrassed and like you’re all alone. But you’re not alone and it’s important to find someone who can help you through the situation. Reaching out to someone you trust.  
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Cyberbullying on Facebook

Facebook and other social channels are space for communication, sharing, and connecting with others. Unfortunately, it is also a space where cyberbullying takes place. Research provided by different organizations in the USA and UK shows scary numbers, and we are definitely witnesses of a new form of bullying on a massive scale. The psychological consequences can be very dramatic, therefore education is crucial for prevention and fighting this new phenomenon.

Read on to learn what to do if you or a friend is the victime of a cyberbully on Facebook.

Online dating scams target divorced, middle-aged women

  Lonely hearts still waiting for their soulmate are easy prey for online dating scams. Many people search for love through online dating sites, dating apps, or social media. Unfortunately, before you find your prince (or princess), you have to eliminate the frogs. “Romance” scammers, sometimes referred to as “sweetheart” scammers take advantage of vulnerable […]

Freely shared personal information plays part in Neiman Marcus hack

Data that you share on social media could end up for sale on the Dark Web. The luxury retailer Neiman Marcus is the latest victim of a data breach. At the end of January, Neiman Marcus notified their online customers that unauthorized individuals attempted to access customer’s online accounts by trying various login and password […]

Facebook hoax promises giveaway of 4.5 million company shares

When I was checking my Facebook News Feed this morning, I found this message. It seems one of my friends was very excited because Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, was scheduled to give away 4.5 million shares of Facebook stock at midnight. To enter this lottery-like giveaway, all you had to do was copy and paste […]

Is Facebook‘s “Most used words” quiz a privacy thief?

The “Most used words” app became a Facebook hit within days of its launch. At the moment of writing this article, it has been used by nearly 18 million users globally. There are many controversies about user privacy in relation to data that is collected by the app. Earlier this week, the British company Comparitech […]

Facebook Safety Check feature allows users to connect with loved ones during a disaster

Facebook’s Safety Check feature was created in October 2014 in response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011. In a Facebook post about the feature, Mark Zuckerburg described the mission of the feature: Over the last few years there have been many disasters and crises where people have turned to the […]