Study discovers victims are often blamed for workplace bullying

Office space is not necessarily safe space. Victims of workplace abuse are often mislabeled as bullies themselves, and may even be stigmatized by supervisors as lousy employees despite stellar job performance, according to new research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Bullies, meanwhile, are frequently given a pass because bosses play favorites, says study…
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How bullying affects the structure of the teen brain

The effects of constantly being bullied are more than just psychological. Research now shows that there may be physical structural differences in the brains of adolescents who are regularly victimized, and this could increase the chance that they suffer from mental illness.
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Instagram is using new tools to detect bullying on the platform

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Instagram is taking further steps to tackle bullying on its platform.

The social network is employing machine learning to help proactively detect bullying in photos, which will then be reviewed by a human moderator.

An Instagram spokesperson said its bullying classifier detects “attacks on a person’s appearance or character, as well as threats to a person’s well-being or health” in a photo. 

If a human moderator deems the photo is in breach of the platform’s community guidelines, the photo will be removed, and the poster will be notified of its deletion and told why.  Read more…

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