Have a Heart, Don't Take Part
By: Sophia Fasano 801
Through a screen, you can hurt someone. This is called cyber-bullying. Instead of face to face content people bully through electronics and social media. The meaning of cyber-bullying is, "The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature" https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=cyberbullying+definition
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Cyber Bullying Facts
1) About 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out 10 say it has happened more than once.
2) About 75% of students admit they have visited a website bashing another student.
3) Over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most common medium for cyber bullying.
4) 90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. 84% have seen others tell cyber bullies to stop.
No matter how old you are, cyber-bullying is always a problem. Even adults cyber-bully each other!
Cyber bullies send harmful messages. These messages hurt others and make them feel bad about themselves. The victims can think such negative things about themselves and that can lead to very bad things.
You never should send mean messages to anyone. They are humans too and they have feelings too. If you wouldn't want these messages being sent to you, don't do it to others.