Be a buddy not a bully
The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. Kids who are cyber bullied are most likely to use alcohol and drugs, skip school, experience in person bullying, be unwilling to attend school, and receive poor grades. They also have lower self-esteem and have more health problems. It also occurs in a relationship where there is an imbalance of power or strength. Adolescent girls are just as likely, if not more likely than boys to experience cyber bullying.
Effects On Teens
Short term effects are unhappy in school, more withdrawn, less considerate of people's feelings. More adjustment problems, increased anxiety, and increased depression. Long term effects are depression, lower self-esteem, loss of confidence, migraine. Miss more school, problems with family, likely to have problems with drugs and alcohol, engage in self- destructive behaviors.
- Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once.
- 90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. 84% have seen others tell cyberbullies to stop.
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Cyber Bullying Virus