CYBER BULLYING

the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.

“children may be reluctant to admit to being the victims of cyberbullying”
Cyber-bullying is the act of harming or harassing via information technology networks in a repeated and deliberate manner.
In social mediaCyberbullying can take place on social media sites such as Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter.

“By 2008, 93% of young people between the ages of 12 and 17 were online. In fact, youth spend more time with media than any single other activity besides sleeping.

“There are many risks attached to social media sites, and cyberbullying is one of the larger risks. One million children were harassed, threatened or subjected to other forms of cyberbullying on Facebook during the past year, while 90 percent of social-media-using teens who have witnessed online cruelty say they have ignored mean behavior on social media,

and 35 percent have done this frequently. Photos were posted of executed homosexuals, desecrated photos of the boys who died and supposed snuff photos of gays who have been murdered.

Along with this were thousands of comments encouraging murder sprees against gays, encouragement of gay teen suicide, death threats etc. In addition, the page continually exhibited pornography to minors.”

In order to protect children, it’s important that personal information such as age, birthday, school/church, phone number, etc. be kept confidential.

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