Cyberbullying

What Is In-Game Abuse?

Sometimes, it can be hard to tell if someone is just having a bit of banter with us, or if they have a more insidious motive. Bullying in an online game is a lot more common than you might think, and knowing what to do about it can be difficult. So what are the signs

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Staying Safe Whilst Gaming

One of the best things about online gaming is being able to do it with people all over the world. Meeting people through games can be really rewarding, as there is a guarantee you have at least a few things in common with them, and it’s good to have people to play with that you’ve

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Dealing with Online Hate: A Toolkit

The internet is pretty sweet right? We can all agree on that. But for people who are dealing with online hate, it can be a really rubbish place to spend time. The comments section on most articles, photos, YouTube videos and and celebrity Instagram’s are pretty much a minefield of tough to read insults or

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7 Steps to Being a Better Gamer

Probably everyone at some point has thought about the possibility of making money from gaming at some point in their life. Maybe it was when you were 10 and mastering your Game Boy, or maybe you are deep watching Twitch streams every day after class now. If you game frequently though, you know there are

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The Problem with Trolling

What is trolling? “Trolling” in an online game is most commonly used to described when players go out of their way to annoy everyone and make other players rage. The acts of trolling can range anywhere from committing friendly fire to just telling other players that they suck, repeatedly. Now, while this seems like harmless

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9 Things to Think About Before Posting Something Negative Online

When shade can be thrown in any comments section, and subtweeting someone seems to be the only way to get stuff off your chest, it can seem like being negative online is a pretty common thing. The thing is, a lot of people don’t realise that the kind of negativity that they take part in

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Cancelling Cancel Culture: Ending the Toxic Pile-On

Cancel culture is part of life online today. We can generally expect a new person who is living in the public eye to be “cancelled” based on comments or actions, often from many many years ago. Whilst we are never saying that racism, ableism, sexism, homophobia or transphobia has any place in our society today,

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21 Facts About Bullying That You Probably Never Knew

What We Do Every year at Ditch the Label, we carry out extensive research into bullying by asking students across the country about their experiences. We delve into the reasons why people bully and are bullied, as well as asking important questions about things like relationships, gender, mental health and body image. This groundbreaking research

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Cyberbullying: Top 9 Tips On Overcoming It

Up to 7 in 10 young people experience cyberbullying before the age of 18… but what is it and who does it affect?

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The Dos and Don’ts: What to Do If You Are Experiencing In-Game Bullying

We know from our research that up to 7 in 10 young people experience cyberbullying before the age of 18. Cyberbullying comes in many different forms and is something that is totally subjective to the recipient. A common form of cyberbullying is in-game abuse (harassment from other gamers whilst in online mode). Dealing with bullying in a game

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