Nine years ago, Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi took his own life because of a cyberbullying incident.
The project was highlighted in a recent New York Times article. In an effort to protect its users from harassment, Instagram’s new anti-bullying initiative uses both human reviewers and artificial intelligence (A.I.).
One important result of a recent study on bullying by gender revealed that not only are girls more often bullied than boys, but they are also more likely to consider or attempt suicide as well.
The next phase of anti-bullying law in New Jersey is on its way with the approval of an anti-bullying task force. The legislation, sponsored by Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak, creates the task force in order to evaluate current law and was recently approved by the Assembly Education Committee.