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Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying has a great impact to a person’s life. The damage can vary from simple to life-threatening.

Bullying is a serious matter. According to the National Crime Prevention Council’s report in 2011, more than 50% of the United States’ teenage population is suffering from one form of bullying or even more. With the Internet’s technology and social media websites like Facebook, bullying has even extended itself to cyberspace. This is what people call “cyberbullying.”

There have been several cases already of cyberbullying that, unfortunately, has resulted to deaths. One case is Rachael Neblett of Kentucky. Rachel had unfortunately committed suicide because of bullying in her MySpace account. Before her death in October 2006, she had received scores of threatening emails and messages online. Her parents brought the emails to the attention of the school principal, but the bullying only got worse.

In October 2006, the bully sent her another email threatening to kill her, which made Rachael apprehensive and averse to the idea of going to school. She decided to take her life in October 9. She was 17 years old. (more…)

HackersThis article focuses on the dangers of cyber bullying on kids and teens and how parents can safeguards their kids digital world from cyber bullying and its negative effects on the kid’s emotional and psychological well-being.

Bullies have been around for ages but the advent of the Internet has offered bullies a new platform to practice their bullying actions. The term cyber bullying was coined to describe bullying actions that are done on the Internet. Such bullying actions include any action that is aimed at embarrassing, harassing, and threatening a kid or teenager by another person.

Kids love the social aspect of the Internet. Many kids spend a lot of time hanging out on social network sites and playing their favorite online games. Although the social network and MMO gaming sites offer kids the platform to express themselves, connect with others, and have fun playing their favorite games, these sites also expose kids to attacks from cyber bullies. In fact, social media sites provide online bullies the perfect platform to carry out their favorite pastime: bullying. (more…)