Cyber Bullying

Anti-bullying campaigners call for a ban on chatbot app

Now there are calls by anti-bullying campaigners to ban the app in the UK too.

The app, called SimSimi, can be "taught" responses by any user when certain names or words are typed in.

It means that users - many of whom are school pupils - are getting abusive replies when they type their own names in to the app.

"I think they have a duty of care of suspend the service for all young people," says Liam Hackett of anti-bullying campaign Ditch the Label.

"Their content is predominantly negative, abusive, sexually graphic or violent."

Former India cricketer 'trolls' student

Gurmehar Kaur has been receiving threats and abuse after her campaign against a right-wing student union.

But, Sehwag's tweet was directed at an earlier campaign, when she said her father, a soldier who died in Kargil, was killed by war, not Pakistan.

He tweeted a picture of himself holding a sign saying, "I did not score two triple centuries, my bat did."

It has been retweeted more than 20,000 times and received 33,000 "likes" since then, with many, including Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda praising the tweet.

Teen who was relentlessly bullied kills herself in front of her family

Blue hearts, for her "beautiful blue eyes," are taped up and down her high school hallway.

All of them a heartbreaking reminder of a life cut short.

Vela killed herself this week, putting a gun to her chest while her family begged her not to. She was 18 years old -- and she had been relentlessly bullied.

Bullied for her weight

Brandy's sister, Jackie, says the teen had always been bullied for her weight, but the cyberbullying ramped up in April.

Vietnamese alarm over Facebook dare trend

How far would you go for a million Facebook likes?

For one young man in Ho Chi Minh City, the answer is serious injury, possibly death. He has promised to jump off the fourth floor of a tower block if that many people "like" his pledge to do so.

The incident is just one of many linked to a viral trend of #vietnamnoilalam, or "Young Vietnamese will deliver what they promise".

The trend appears to have been started by the man pledging to jump, who the BBC is not naming.

Man pleads guilty to making Facebook threats against a woman over Tinder profile

Zane Alchin, 25, was charged with using a carriage service to menace, harass and cause offence.

In August last year, he posted a series of abusive and threatening comments to 25-year-old Olivia Melville from Sydney's south.

A friend of Alchin's had taken a screenshot of her Tinder profile and posted it on Facebook, where it was shared thousands of times.

After that, Ms Melville received many abusive online messages from strangers.