Schoolyard 24/7: The new tools of the 21st century bully

Facing the schoolyard bully is a classic part of adolescence, personified in movies and literature; it is an almost universal rite of passage that on the road to adulthood. However, today’s world of technology puts a new twist on this old and unfortunate schoolyard tradition. The Internet chat room, the social network, the text message – these are the new tools of the “Cyber Bully.” The point: any child can be a victim anywhere or Continue Reading →

STLR Link Roundup – March 19, 2010

The latest on the STLR radar: The Department of State’s annual Human Rights Report turns the spotlight on internet freedom in China and Iran, from ZDNet Government. The US District Court in Delaware stays the patent litigations between Apple and Nokia, pending decisions by the International Trade Commission, says The Register. A California appeals court rules that cyberbullying threats are not protected free speech, reports Wired. Also from Wired, the Supreme Court agrees to review Continue Reading →