Entries by Jessica Hickman

INFOGRAPHIC: The Dark, Un-sexy Side of Sexting

Sexting, often described as the digital version of “dirty talk,” involves the sending of sexually explicit content—messages, photos, videos—between two persons. While it can certainly spice up the romance or make things interesting for a couple, it can also lead to a number of negative things when done carelessly or by those with criminal intent. […]

What You Can Do to Protect Your Kids from Cyber Bullying

As a growing public health issue, cyber bullying has become a problem in schools throughout Australia. Around 20% of children experience cyber bullying, with 17% of them encountering it every week. If you’re a concerned parent or teacher who wants to protect their kids or students from cyber bullying and its ill-effects, we have some […]

Why Do Cyber Bullying Victims Keep Hearing “You Brought It on Yourself”?

When someone comes forward about cyber bullying, all too often their concerns are dismissed—or, worse, they’re told that they brought the situation on themselves. As with many other forms of abuse, the victim is sometimes told that they’re responsible for their own abuse. A new research published in Computers in Human Behavior links the amount of blame […]