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The MIT Works on Technology to End Cyberbullying [VIDEO]

Yesterday’s post focussed on the idea that social workers are the one that should fight Cyberbullying. Although I strongly stick to this idea it is wise to have a look at different approaches. The approach to end Cyberbullying the MIT Media Lab takes is based on technology. Henry Lieberman and his team hope to use the algorithm they’ve developed to prevent instances of Cyberbullying by giving users a warning about their language and an enforced pause before posting potentially harmful content. How this works is explained this video from NowThisNews:

Find more information about this via Q&A with Henry Lieberman about Cyberbullying



One comment on “The MIT Works on Technology to End Cyberbullying [VIDEO]

  1. blenz3
    April 28, 2013

    Great video! The saddest thing is that with the increase in connectivity through technology kids are not able to escape from the problem when they go home after school. Hopefully those at MIT will be able to stop bullying on social networks in the future!

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Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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