Category Archives: Educators

Bullying was initially something that happened in playgrounds at school, school buses and on the way to school for those kids who walked. This was probably just the only time a child experienced bullying cause when they got home no one was harassing them anymore – the bully went home too.  However, with the popularity of the internet and social media networks, online live streams, online gaming and more, bullying gained a whole new other meaning.  It turned from the traditional bullying we know into a giant beast we now know as cyberbullying.  What is Cyberbullying?  Cyberbullying really is no different from the traditional bullying we were familiar with.  The aim is still the same and that is to cause harm, emotional distress and embarrassment towards someone else. The only thing that set traditional bullying and cyberbullying apart is the fact that cyberbullying happens on a larger scale because of the access and vastness of the internet and social online platforms.  Why is cyberbullying more harmful when compared to traditional face-face bullying?  Cyberbullying as a massive impact on…

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StopCyberbullyingDay2020Blog

Stop Cyberbullying Day 2020 has arrived and there has never been a more important time to come together to promote kindness and acceptance while forming a collective voice against hate and abuse. The success of last year’s event saw a wide range of activities around the world taking place including brands, celebrities and influencers using their platforms to educate and empower, governments re-affirming their goals and responsibilities, Pope Francis launching a 24-hour special Stop Cyberbullying Day telecast of thought leaders and academics from Vatican City, and school children on every continent working together to show their commitment to a kinder more inclusive internet. For Stop Cyberbullying Day 2020, The Cybersmile Foundation, who are founders and coordinators of the event, are announcing a jam-packed event with a host of new and familiar faces all working together to inspire people of all ages to be kinder and more considerate online. This year’s…

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Identity Theft

Identity theft is one of the fastest developing type crimes in the world: specialists believe that a person’s identity is stolen every 2 seconds around the world. Identity theft occurs when a thief gains access to the personal information of a person online such as their credit card information, passwords, medical insurance numbers, ID number/cards. The thief uses this information for their own economic gain. As indicated by TransUnion, South Africa’s biggest credit authority, since identity theft is not easily detectable like other types of crimes, it can go unidentified for a considerable a long time, even years while victims have huge debts build-up under their names. Something that is not often spoken about is the identity theft of children. Because children have clean credit records, criminals take advantage of this by using children’s identities to carry on their malicious acts. That is why we advise parents to stop oversharing…

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