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Read: Hampton University Fires 9 Officers for Involvement in Racist ‘Meme War’

Hampton University Fires 9 Officers for Involvement in Racist ‘Meme War’

The university discovered nine officers were involved in an inappropriate meme exchange via a group chat.

Read: 3x as Many Girls Report Being Cyberbullied Than Boys

3x as Many Girls Report Being Cyberbullied Than Boys

Twenty-one percent of girls in middle and high schools reported being bullied online or over texts while less than 7% of boys reported being cyberbullied.

Read: Is TikTok Really More Dangerous Than Other Social Media Apps?

Is TikTok Really More Dangerous Than Other Social Media Apps?

TikTok was fined $5.7 million for violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), but you may be surprised by other companies that have also been fined.

Read: Study: Rise in Youth Suicide After Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’

Study: Rise in Youth Suicide After Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’

In the month after the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” started streaming, the suicide rate for youths 10 to 17 increased by nearly a third, the study found.

Read: USC Student’s Murder Sparks Rideshare Safety Campaign

USC Student’s Murder Sparks Rideshare Safety Campaign

#WhatsMyName is trending in Twitter after USC president sent a letter urging students to pose that question to their driver before entering the vehicle.

Read: Student Blames Nicotine Withdrawal for School Shooting Threat

Student Blames Nicotine Withdrawal for School Shooting Threat

An SRO was alerted that the teen posted on his Snapchat that if he couldn’t smoke his Juul he would shoot up Talawanda High School.

Read: Huntsville School District Settles Free Speech Lawsuit with Expelled Student

Huntsville School District Settles Free Speech Lawsuit with Expelled Student

After expelling a student for posting an inappropriate image on social media, the family sued it for free speech violations.

Read: Instagram Bans Self-Harm Images After Teen’s Suicide

Instagram Bans Self-Harm Images After Teen’s Suicide

Facebook, which owns Instagram, will use its image recognition technology to help the social media app implement its new self-harm policy.

Read: 4 N.C. Middle Schoolers Face Charges for Alleged ‘Columbine-style’ Plot

4 N.C. Middle Schoolers Face Charges for Alleged ‘Columbine-style’ Plot

After students reported the threats to the school, law enforcement found messages on Instagram discussing the plan.

Read: Penn State Under Fire for Not Sending Text Alert After Off-Campus Shooting

Penn State Under Fire for Not Sending Text Alert After Off-Campus Shooting

Students turned to social media to voice frustration with Penn State for not sending text alerts about a shooting that was two miles off campus.

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