Monday, November 05, 2007

Are you being Cyber-bullied?

Psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg told a national conference on bullying in Melbourne that more than 90 per cent of parents were not taking seriously enough their responsibility to protect their children online.
The Cyber survey in Girlfriend magazine, showed that girls admitted cyber-bullying — via mobile phone, email, internet chatrooms and social networking sites such as MySpace.
Others reported being sent sexually inappropriate material via the internet, 70 per cent had accessed pornography sites by accident and 21 per cent on purpose, while 41 per cent had been asked to post naked pictures of themselves.
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