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Cyberbullying Just Became a Crime in New Zealand

The country will enact tough penalties for one of the world’s newest crimes.

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Cyberbullying may be a new concept, but it’s a practice loaded with danger. Researchers report that victims of cyberbullying suffer from heightened levels of depression and anxiety, sometimes leading to suicide. That’s why the nation of New Zealand decided to finally take a stand and recently enacted a tough cyberbullying law with penalties such as hefty fines or even jail time.

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Monica Lewinsky’s Powerful TED Talk on Bullying

“Patient Zero” for the internet shame cycle reclaims her narrative, and makes the case for compassion in the face of bullying

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“Who didn’t make a mistake at 22?”

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Bully For You! Here Are The Countries Where Kids Get Teased The Most

When it comes to childhood bullying, America is surprisingly average.

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That bullying is both a terrible and all too common feature of childhood is beyond question. But a recent report put out by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) seeks not only to address the social and developmental realities of children around the world, but indexes exactly where in the world kids reported experiencing the most bullying.

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