C U L8R Cyber H8R
Made by The Frog Horns
Letter From the Authors
August 10, 2017
Many people simply brush off cyberbullying as something trivial and not worth worrying about. Others, however, have experienced the true effects of this and have been scarred. We, Group 2, the Frog Horns, are here to discuss that cyberbullying is a real problem and can be very dangerous.
As you may have read, cyberbullying is a widespread problem. It affects adolescents and the consequences carry on into adulthood. Hundreds of teens are cyberbullies and thousands more are victims of this. Those who bully may not realize that what they say hurts others. Other times, they feel invisible behind the screen and lose control, thinking that they can get away with saying any hurtful words they want to.
To any of you bullies out there, cyberbullying will only result in chaos and destruction; to your life, and the person you pick on. People should treat one another humanely, and with respect. If everyone pitches in, we can conquer this issue.
As middle school students, we know what it can be like to get picked on. We have first hand seen how it can destroy lives. All of us have personally been cyberbullied or known a peer who has experienced the emotional trauma online bullying brings. Offenders can find it impossible to get a job, and can land themselves in years of jail time. Victims can develop mental health issues and go as far as committing suicide. These repercussions of cyberbullying not only hurt the victim but those who love the victim.
Cyberbullying only has negative effects, and we hope that together, we can spare everyone the scourge of cyberbullying.
The Frog Horns
Cyber Bullying Makes an Impact
There are illegal consequences for cyberbullying.
Cyberbullying can hurt someone emotionally as well.
Being a cyberbully can have a negative impact on ones future.
What We Learned This Week
Agustin: "Cyberbullying reaches a larger amount of people than I thought it would."
Tevy: " I have learned how cyberbullying can effect anybody."
Kerby: "I have learned that cyberbullying can effect multiple people and have really bad consequences."
Julian: "Cyberbullying can effect more than one person."
Chandler: "I learned that 4,400 teenagers kill themselves yearly due to cyberbullying."
Our Cyberbullying PSA
iENGAGE 2017 Participant Survey
Out of the 49 people surveyed, only 14 had no kind of social media presence. This means that less than 1/3 of 2017 iENGAGE participants do not use social media. Over half do, showing that most middle schoolers do.
According to teensafe.com, 34% of students claimed to have been cyberbullied, at iENGAGE this summer, 16% acknowledged they have been cyberbullied.
Is Cyberbullying a Problem?
59% of iENGAGE participants agree that cyberbullying is a problem meaning over half think its is an issue.
Interactive Bullying Timeline