NewsWise: Study Shows Link Between Cyberbullying and Suicidality in Early Adolescence

NewsWise: Study Shows Link Between Cyberbullying and Suicidality in Early Adolescence. “Young adolescents who are targets of cyberbullying are more likely to report suicidal thoughts and attempts, an association that goes above and beyond the link between suicidality and traditional offline bullying, according to new research from the Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBI) of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania.”

The Atlantic: Trolls Aren’t Like the Rest of Us

The Atlantic: Trolls Aren’t Like the Rest of Us. “Many people who engage in online harassment are not what most of us would consider to be well-adjusted. In 2019, scholars writing in the journal Personality and Individual Differences surveyed 26 studies of internet ‘trolling,’ cyberbullying, and related antisocial online behaviors. They found significant associations with psychopathy, Machiavellianism, sadism, and narcissism, in that order. In other words, just as you would conclude that a stranger attacking you in person is badly damaged, you can conclude the same about a stranger attacking you on social media.”

Daily Kos: Anti-maskers show police a video of their assault on Oregon shop owner, are arrested on the spot

Daily Kos: Anti-maskers show police a video of their assault on Oregon shop owner, are arrested on the spot. “Ricki Collin and Amy Hall, two Portland, Oregon-area anti-maskers, were arrested in Eugene, Oregon, on Wednesday after Hall engaged in an old-timey donnybrook with the owner of a local cookie establishment—because law and order are only important if you’re using them as a cudgel to marginalize people of color, apparently.”

“I am angry today:” Jeffco’s top health official halts mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics after medical staff harassed (Denver Post)

Denver Post: “I am angry today:” Jeffco’s top health official halts mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics after medical staff harassed. “The head of Jefferson County Public Health pulled the agency’s three COVID-19 vaccination vans off the road over Labor Day weekend after nurses and medical staff administering shots to the public were jeered at and harassed by passersby. JCPH Executive Director Dawn Comstock in an interview late Tuesday said that on Saturday, staff manning a mobile vaccine clinic in Gilpin County, which contracts with Jeffco for health services, were yelled at and threatened by passing motorists.”

‘They are going to hang you’: Woman harasses County Judge Nelson Wolff at H-E-B over mask mandate (San Antonio Express-News)

San Antonio Express-News: ‘They are going to hang you’: Woman harasses County Judge Nelson Wolff at H-E-B over mask mandate. “A San Antonio woman unhappy with mask mandates followed Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff through the parking lot of an H-E-B on Sunday, making veiled threats and yelling that he was a communist and a traitor for imposing mask mandates.”

Mashable: Why women in tech are so angry all the time

Mashable: Why women in tech are so angry all the time . “Not every woman in tech will experience such life-threatening fears; we are not one cohesive unit and have all faced different challenges. Some of us have been harassed or put in uncomfortable situations. Some of us have been underpaid, brought in at lower seniority levels, and not promoted. Most of us, however, experience constant microaggressions. Every woman working in tech I know has at least one story that makes your blood boil. But the more you hear these stories and realize that they are everywhere, you feel frozen and trapped.”

New York Times: How to Keep Internet Trolls Out of Remote Workplaces

New York Times: How to Keep Internet Trolls Out of Remote Workplaces. “Office conversation at some companies is starting to look as unruly as conversation on the internet. That’s because office conversation now is internet conversation. Many companies have been working online for nearly a year, with plans to continue well into 2021. And just as people are bolder behind keyboards on Twitter, they are bolder behind keyboards on workplace messaging platforms like Microsoft Teams and Slack — with all the good and all the bad, but with a lot more legal liability.”

EurekAlert: Cyberbullying ‘shield’ app uses AI to combat social media trolls

EurekAlert: Cyberbullying ‘shield’ app uses AI to combat social media trolls. “Computer scientists from Aston University, Birmingham, have launched an app that uses novel artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to combat trolling and bullying online. The downloadable app, Bullstop, is the only anti-cyberbullying app that integrates directly to social media platforms to protect users from bullies and trolls messaging them directly.”

Coronavirus, Online Learning, Social Isolation, and Cyberbullying: How To Support Our Students (Cyberbullying Research Center)

Cyberbulling Research Center: Coronavirus, Online Learning, Social Isolation, and Cyberbullying: How To Support Our Students. “My university was quick to mandate that professors move all instruction and interaction online, and we know by now that most universities across America have done the same. School districts as well have followed en masse. This is absolutely the right thing to do. But I was just talking with my colleague Randy Ross over at the National School Climate Center about how there will likely be some unintended consequences here which merit our attention and response.”

USA Today: Doctor’s pro-vaccine TikTok went viral. Then came hate and threats from around the world

USA Today: Doctor’s pro-vaccine TikTok went viral. Then came hate and threats from around the world . “Nicole Baldwin, a pediatrician working in suburban Cincinnati, posted a TikTok video encouraging vaccination on Twitter Saturday evening. It took less than 24 hours for the video to go viral on both TikTok, a video sharing app, and Twitter – and just another 48 hours before Baldwin was facing backlash from hundreds of thousands of people associated with the anti-vaccine movement.”

Lifehacker: Get Ahead of Twitter Harassment by Checking Your Lists

Lifehacker: Get Ahead of Twitter Harassment by Checking Your Lists. “Being harassed on Twitter is never fun. And it can happen to you whether you’re already a decently well-known figure with that blue check mark of authenticity, an up-and-comer in the world of online witticisms, or if you came up with a single tweet that blew up beyond your wildest expectations. Or, of course, if you’re a woman.”

Wired: 1 in 3 Americans Suffered Severe Online Harassment in 2018

Wired: 1 in 3 Americans Suffered Severe Online Harassment in 2018 . “Despite concerted efforts by tech giants to cut back on abhorrent behavior on their platforms, a new survey finds that severe forms of online hate and harassment, including stalking and physical threats, may be on the rise. According to the survey, released Wednesday by the Anti-Defamation League, more than one third of Americans reported experiencing some type of severe online hate or harassment in 2018.”