As we talk more and more about ways to prevent bullying, we also must face the many Cyber Bullying Stories out there that are tough to accept. While I never personally experienced cyber bullying, I do know many who have. While this happens with adults, it is most often found with tweens and teenagers. We recently talked about Cyber Bullying Statistics and heard some of your own stories and thoughts we wanted to share here.
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CYBER BULLYING STORIES
Where Is Cyber Bullying Happening? With the internet came a new form of bullying. Hiding behind user names allows for anonymity that bullies love. Social media has become more and more popular. With Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and more becoming popular with kids and teens, there are many more instances of bullying happening. Creating fake profiles to bully each other has become all too common.
Is It Really Hurting Our Kids? Yes! With social media being a way our kids connect with peers, cyber bullying has definitely become an issue that can leave them feeling singled out and alone. It is also a place that things happen, are quickly deleted and your child is left feeling like nobody believes them. Sadly, cyber bullying can often do more harm than any other.
What Can We Do To Prevent This? Keep good communication with your kids. Make sure they are aware of their own behavior hurting others but also that you are always there for them if they should be the target of cyber bullying. Don’t allow social media accounts until your child has reached the appropriate suggested age or maturity level.
With these few cyber bullying stories,and many more out there, it is high time we start paying attention to this problem in society. Work with your kids to make sure they know you are always there to help them no matter the situation.
Do you have any cyber bullying stories to share with us? Tell us in the comments.
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