Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tools scours Twitter for signs of bullying

Okay, just in time for school to begin again, computer scientists at the University of Wisconsin have developed a program that can scan through Twitter for signs of cyberbullying.  According to the blog post in Education Week/Digital Education - from a story on Good Education magazine's website, the program recently discovered 15,000 bullying-related Tweets in one day out of roughly 250 million Tweets issued in a day!  The researchers hope to develop the program further so it can also recognize danger signs pointing to children who are in need of an adult intervention.  In addition, according to a release from the university, they hope to create ways to show bullied children that others like them also suffer cyberbullying.  Check out the full blog posting here or the original story at

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