New Research from Microsoft: Online Bullying Among Youth 8-17 Worldwide

Yesterday Trustworthy Computing released newly commissioned research that examines a range of online behaviors among youth – from “meanness” (least severe) to online bullying or cruelty (most severe), and everything in between.  Among the study findings: Fifty-four percent of children age eight to seventeen in twenty-five countries* express concern that they will be bullied online….

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Building Global Trust Online Volume 2: Policymaker Guide to Privacy, Safety, and Security

Today, I’m happy to announce we are releasing Building Global Trust Online Volume 2: Policymaker Guide to Privacy, Safety, and Security at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C. Complimentary copies are available for conference attendees at the Microsoft booth, and a digital version is available online.  The guide…

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Back to School: Stand Up to Cyberbullying

Jacqueline Beauchere,  Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications, writes on The Official Microsoft Blog: September is synonymous with back-to-school for much of the world’s youth – getting back in the classroom, reconnecting with friends and teachers and sharing tales of summer fun. For some, however, back-to-school often means a return to cyberbullying.   New Microsoft research shows that,…

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Cyberbullying Rates Across the World, and the Role of Culture

I recently contacted Sameer Hinduja, co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center at Florida Atlantic University about cyberbullying statistics for countries outside the United States. The Cyberbullying Research Center and blog is terrific and unique resource for this kind of information.  I shared what I found with Sameer, and he wrote this great blog post summerizing…

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New Backgrounder: Cyberbullying: Microsoft’s Approach and Policy Considerations

We just added written a new two-page backgrounder document for our Trustworthy Computing Policymakers site on cyberbullying.  The backgrounder describes the problem of cyberbullying, then outlines Microsoft’s efforts to combat cyberbullying, including our policies of abuse of our online properties and the online safety tools we provide, such as Windows Live Family Safety.  The backgrounder…

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Microsoft Sponsors “Cyberethics, Cybersafety and Cybersecurity Curriculum” Survey with NCSA

Today the National Cyber Security Alliance released a survey entitled, “The State of K-12 Cyberethics, Cybersafety and Cybersecurity Curriculum in the U.S. Survey.”  Microsoft is proud to be a sponsor of this timely and informative research, and we support cybersafety education in public schools.  From the NCSA announcement:   America’s young people aren’t receiving adequate…

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Leading Technology Companies Unite to Improve Services for Domestic Violence Survivors

Yesterday I was on a panel in San Francisco sponsored by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) , Verizon, Google and Microsoft as part of a nationwide initiative to promote safe technological practices. NNEDV works closely with technology companies to inform survivors and domestic violence service programs on best practices for security and…

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Summer Safety Tips Podcast from Microsoft, AOL, and the Safe Internet Alliance

Last week Kim Sanchez of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing participated in a pod cast on “Summer Safety Tips Q & A,” along with safety expert Linda Criddle of the safe Internet Alliance and Holly Hawkins of AOL.  The three addressed such topics as cyberbullying, online predators, and sexting.  Listen below:  

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