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Two charged in deadly Canadian cyberbullying case

Two young men were arrested in the cyberbullying case of a 17-year-old Canadian girl who killed herself after a photo of her allegedly being sexually assaulted circulated online.

Friday, 9 August, 2013, 2:34pm

Amanda Todd tragedy causes backlash against cyber-bullies

A massive backlash over cyberbullying that drove a Canadian girl to suicide is hampering the federal police probe into her death, authorities said.

The tragic case of 15-year-old Amanda Todd has also sparked a national debate on what is appropriate online behaviour.

19 Oct 2012 - 5:23am

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22 Sep 2012 - 11:25pm

Computer cheats can mean trouble

Most teenagers love playing on their computers, but they need to be aware of some terrible online traps. There are many people waiting to cheat you on the internet.

Most people meet these cheats on social networking sites. Teenagers buy things they like, but sometimes they lose money in illegal scams.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Peek season

Sales manager Eric Wong Yiu-wai began to monitor the online activities of his younger son two years ago. The software he installed on his computer tracks the websites his son visits, instant messaging between him and his buddies, and the updates he posts on social networks. His phone will get instant alerts if his son uses offensive language in his posts or visits an unsavoury website.

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Should people be allowed to obscure their identities online?

Matthew Murchie, 18, Imperial College London

The internet's widespread influence and easy accessibility has opened doors to new methods of crime.

These include fraud, cyber-bullying and identity theft.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A chance to speak out

Nearly half a century ago, Fred Kan Ka-chong was a university student in Canada. He heard that across the border, university students in the United States got together once a year for an event called Teach-In. On that day, they listened to music and mingled. The event had no particular theme. Students mostly talked about an issue that worried them - the Vietnam War.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Children's Council powers through votes

In a mock Legislative Council meeting last Saturday, 45 'child councillors' called for a bilingual learning curriculum for ethnic minorities, protection for cyber-bullying victims and children's participation in parents' divorce.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Charge of the byte brigade

The word 'cyberbully' entered the Oxford English Dictionary in August, although it has been in use for several years to describe someone who poses what has become the most common online risk for teenagers, sometimes with tragic consequences.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

A little guidance is worthwhile on cyber road

When computer-related technology use interferes with a child's academic performance or leisure activities it is often identified by parents as 'the problem'.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Online menace

Members of the younger generation in today's Hong Kong are different from their parents, who grew up watching only television. Technology, in the form of the internet, has given them a more interactive medium, with two-way communication and an ability to have a say in things and express opinions.

2 May 2011 - 12:00am

Online bullying is no joke

About 30 per cent of students have taken part in cyber bullying, a recent survey found. This is a shocking result.

We all know bullying is a serious problem. It has become increasingly common in schools.

6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Parents fear cyber bullying

Parents are far more worried about 'cyber bullying' than children are, a survey has found. Baptist University professor Sammy Chiu Wai-seng, director of the youth research centre, said 93 per cent of parents were concerned but just 13.5 per cent of children were. 'The parents use the internet less, so they have more of a concern,' Professor Chiu said.

7 May 2008 - 12:00am

Dial 'D' for big debts

Australian teenagers are using mobile phones excessively and notching up huge bills, according to a study by Deakin University.

An estimated 100,000 young Australians use mobile phones and some run up bills of A$5,000 (HK$32,000) or more a year.

7 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Bullies in cyberspace

Bullies often single out the weaker students in school for verbal or physical abuse.

While traditional bullies find their victims in playgrounds or along school corridors, internet-savvy teenagers are using hi-tech weapons to torment their peers.

With the rising popularity of the internet and digital gadgets, cyberspace has become a new frontier for bullies.

25 Apr 2007 - 12:00am