Why Does CyberBullying Exist?

Any act of Kindness, no matter how small, Matters!

What is CyberBullying?

CyberBullying is "the use of cell phones, instant messaging, e-mail, chat rooms or social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to harass, threaten or intimidate someone." "CyberBullying is often done by children,who have increasingly early access to these technologies." The problem with CyberBullying is the fact that a bully can hide behind his or her true identity. This secrecy makes it hard to trace the source of who is doing the bullying.

CyberBullying Photos and Videos:

Facts about CyberBullying

1. "Examples of CyberBullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles."

2. "CyberBullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a very wide audience. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to trace the source."

3. "Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent."

Spreading Kindness

If everyone would just do one random act of kindness a day, just imagine what a better world we would live in!

Three ideas of spreading kindness are:

1. Give someone a compliment or just give a random smile. You never know how a person's day is going. The compliment can make all the difference and it will actually make you feel better too.

2. This winter, give your jackets and coats to the homeless or anyone who is struggling and is less fortunate than you. The person receiving the jacket or coat will be so excited and thankful.

3. If you see or witness CyberBullying or anything like it, don't just stand there, do something about it!! You could tell an adult what is happening or just be a friend, stand up for the person and help them in this situation.