Bring an End to Cyberbullying
of teens think cyberbullying is easier to get away with than in person confrontation.
of kids have admitted to saying something mean/hurtful.
33% of teens have done it repetitively.
15.4% of victims avoided school afterwards.
Jesadaphorn. Sad and Upset Business Women. Digital image. Free Digital Photos. N.p., 11 Feb. 2014. Web. 24 Sept. 2015.
58% of cyberbullies say they did it to get revenge.
Girls are twice as likely to be involved in cyberbullying than boys.
Ambro. Teenage Girls Gossiping. Digital image. Free Digital Photos. N.p., 23 Sept. 2012. Web. 17 Sept. 2015.
The average cyberbully starts at age 9.
One of the biggest reasons we haven't seen a significant drop in cyber bullying, even after implementing programs in middle and high schools is due to kids starting much, much earlier than that. The responsible use of technology and teaching kids calling people names online is the same as in person needs to start at as young of an age as possible. When we wait to start teaching these basic skills till they're teens, kids have already formed habits and routines opposing proper use of technology. This education also needs to be better implemented, gathering a few hundred high school students for a thirty minute presentation about how cyber bullying is bad, leads to them laughing it off and purposefully going out of their way to "jokingly" bully their friends for the rest of the day.
Cyberbullying leads to feelings of alienation just like in person confrontation. Although cases of cyberbulling tend to occur concurrently with in person confrontation isolating the victim even further.
Miles, Stuart. Excluded From Group 3d Character Shows Bullying Stock Photo. Digital image. Free Digital Photos. N.p., 21 June 2013. Web. 24 Sept. 2015.