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Ask.fm Site Owners Agree To Increased Oversight To Prevent Harassment

The site has been acquired by the owners of Ask.com, whose chief executive, Doug Leeds, says the focus is ensuring a safer and more enjoyable experience for users.

08/14/2014

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Seen At 11: Yik Yak, Anonymous Texting App, Stirs Up Controversy

With the help of the app Yik Yak, nameless users across the country are making shooting and bomb threats, causing school lockdowns and even evacuations.

03/11/2014

Tyler Clementi's brother and mother are among those who walked across the George Washington Bridge on Nov. 10, 2013, to raise awareness about bullying. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Tyler Clementi’s Family Walks Across George Washington Bridge For First Time Since Suicide

Tyler Clementi’s mother, Jane, and brother, James, linked arm in arm with the walkers and made their way across the span for the first time since Tyler jumped from the bridge in 2010.

11/10/2013

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Tyler Clementi’s Family To Visit George Washington Bridge For First Time Since Suicide

Clementi was a victim of cyberbullying. The 18-year-old committed suicide in 2010 after he learned that two students recorded him on a webcam kissing another man.

11/08/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Malloy Announces School Security Grants; Expert Wants Anti-Bullying Funds

Schools in 36 districts across Connecticut will receive $5 million in state grants to improve security in response to the Newtown school shootings, Malloy announced Wednesday.

09/19/2013

Jean Nuzzi I.S. 109 in Queens Village. (credit: NYC Schools website)

Police Investigating Possible Cyberbullying In Suicide Of Queens Girl, 12

Police say a 12-year-old girl who was found hanged left a suicide note that spoke of being bullied online. The girl was found dead in her home Wednesday afternoon by her family.

05/23/2013

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Clarkstown Parents Seek Police Help Investigating Online Threats

On the attack against cyberbullying, concerned parents in Clarkstown have been calling police and school officials after some recent anonymous online postings.

04/18/2013

Tyler Clementi - Photo: CBS

National Anti-Bullying Measure Named For Tyler Clementi Introduced In House And Senate

The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act would require all colleges and universities that receive federal student aid to have in place anti-harassment policies.

02/10/2013

Manchester Regional High School (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Police Investigate Alleged Cyberbullying Attack Against NJ Students

Students said postings on the photo sharing network Instagram showed pictures of female classmates with hurtful and mean-spirited captions.

02/06/2013

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Talking To Your Kids About Bullying

Being the victim of a relentless bully can be a distraction and even a danger to kids. As a parent, it is important to recognize the signs of bullying, know how to talk to your children about bullies and establish an appropriate reaction to a bully situation.

08/01/2012

Tyler Clementi - Photo: CBS

Tyler Clementi’s Parents Visit Rutgers For First Time Since Son’s Suicide

Joseph Clementi says his family is on a mission to not only raise awareness of cyber-bullying, but to encourage students to be more responsible in their personal and digital lives.

11/14/2011

Tyler Clementi (credit: Handout), Dharun Ravi (credit: Julio Cortez/AP)

Dharun Ravi Rejects Plea Deal In Rutgers Spycam Case; February Trial Date Set

Ravi faces 15 charges, including bias intimidation and invasion of privacy, for the September 2010 incident. Those charges could land Ravi in prison for 10 years, if convicted.

10/20/2011

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New York Lawmakers Propose Bill Making ‘Bullycide’ A Felony

State Sen. Jeffrey Klein is proposing statewide legislation to expand second-degree manslaughter to include “bullycide.” The crime would be considered a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

09/26/2011

Tyler Clementi (credit: Handout), Dharun Ravi (credit: Julio Cortez/AP)

Judge Refuses To Dismiss Charges In Rutgers Suicide Case

Dharun Ravi is accused of remotely activating his webcam to spy on a same-sex encounter between his roommate Tyler Clementi and another man.

09/09/2011

Tyler Clementi (credit: Handout), Dharun Ravi (credit: Julio Cortez/AP)

Lawyers For Former Rutgers Student Dharun Ravi Want Hate Crime Charge Dropped

Dharun Ravi is accused of remotely activating his webcam to spy on a same-sex encounter between his roommate Tyler Clementi and another man.

07/26/2011

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