Cyber bullying is an ever evolving form of bullying which can take place in many forms, e.g emotional abuse, non-verbal abuse and trolling, etc.This is where a person will often victimise another by either posting abusive comments on their pictures, or use instant messaging to target offensive comments to people.
A recent survey for CBBC Newsround, Source:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35524429, suggests 71% of children express that their social media accounts make them happy, however ⅓ of children asked said that they had witnessed forms of cyberbullying and ⅕ of those had also received a form of cyber bullying towards themselves.
This can be very damaging to a child’s confidence, self esteem and mental state and is a contributing factor as to why so many children decide to take their own life.
There were 7,296 counselling sessions with young people who talked to ChildLine about online bullying and safety last year.
Using Smoothwall’s Secure Web Gateway (SWG) Filter will enable Real-Time filtering and the ability to restrict and control what is posted onto the web from your network. You will have the ability to manage social posts with content awareness, and remove links which stop children being able to comment with abusive content. This will restore peace of mind in knowing children in your care are protected against online threats such as Cyber Bullying.
To get in touch and request a free 30 day trial please Click here.
Real-time, content aware web filtering technologies combined with next generation firewall give you The Web You Want. Developed in the UK.
1 Savannah Way
Leeds Valley Park