This New Year the law has decided to penalize all those who try to harm others by using fake profiles and e-mail addresses and the bullies will now lead to a fine of up to $1,000 and one year in jail.
Online PR News – 06-January-2011 – – The most popular social networking site Facebook that was designed to catch up with old friends and make new ones has always been in the news for cyber bullying since the term was coined a few years ago. Well not anymore, because this New Year the law has changed in California to penalize those who try to harm others by using fake profiles and e-mail addresses, with the bullying leading to a fine of up to $1,000 and one year in jail.
Cyberbullying can be more destructive than physical violence in a lot of ways because users can remain unidentified on the web, bullies get the chance to take harassment to the extreme and rarely get caught. In reaction to the growing problems surrounding cyber bullying and e-impersonation that are affecting children and adults nationwide, the facebook law is created!
"What Facebook users considered just a prank before is now a defiance of law and I hope it reduces cyber bully and increases internet safety for kids," remarked the co-founder of popular internet marketing service, Safety Web (http://www.safetyweb.com) .
Cyber bullying has garnered nationwide attention in the past few years, with many teens committing suicide because of insensitive teasing online by their peers. It is also seen that the bully’s victims often find it difficult to self-report such incidents. Increasing concerns about teenagers' safety on social networking sites like Facebook have incited the team of SafetyWeb.com, the leading Web-based Internet monitoring software for parents, to launch the new "Find Help" application on Facebook.
It's the first online help tool of its kind that enables teens using Facebook to promptly report any violation to Facebook officials. It also involves the leading safety and crisis support organizations related to cyber bullying, child abuse, child exploitation, suicide and depression, runaways, hate issues, drug abuse and issues related to alcohol abuse.
Along with that, parents can also opt for the Facebook monitoring services by SafetyWeb.com to help defend kids from common online dangers. SafetyWeb makes protecting kids’ and teens’ online activity easy for any parent with no software to download or programs to install. Parents just need to simply sign up and submit their child’s email address and SafetyWeb takes care of the rest, scanning 45+ social network sites. SafetyWeb also offers a mobile integration allowing parents to use the service from their iPhone. It can also help you in monitoring cell phones of your kids and teens to protect them from bullying on phones.
For more information on protecting your children from cyberbullying, please visit: http://www.safetyweb.com/stop-cyber-bullying.
SafetyWeb is the leading Internet monitoring service simplifying web safety by helping parents guard their children's online safety, identity and reputation. The service monitors the web to deliver reports and instant alerts on irregularities and dangers linked with kids' and teens' online activity. For more information on online safety made simple, visit: www.SafetyWeb.com.