By Ella G
What is cyber-bullying?
Cyber bullying is classified as someone harassing, tormenting, teasing or embarrassing someone online, or using technology such as a mobile phone.
There is no escape for people being cyber-bullied, it's not just like it ends once school ends like real-life bullying, it is always there, and always continuing.
Will people ever stop cyber-bullying?
'Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide.' These words show that bullying online is not acceptable, it is taking peoples lives. If you don't start realising how bad cyber-bullying is, and you keep doing it, imagine that you are taking away someones life. Cyber-bullying needs to be stopped, and you should try to stop it. '90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. 84% have seen others tell cyber bullies to stop.' Do you really want to be one of those people who have ignored someone being hurt, not physically, but mentally, always being tortured. If you see someone being cyber-bullied, then say something. Don't let it continue, tell an adult, at least do something to stop it. You wouldn't like it if it was you, so why do it to someone else?
How does cyber-bullying effect people?
Cyber-bullying someone gives an extremely negative impact on the victim. It can cause stress, embarrassment, depression, anger, sadness and suicide. Imagine that. Saying something so rude on an online Social Networking site, such as Facebook, and causing someones life to be pushed over the edge. Cyber-bullying someone can also lead to them having problems in school, such as; poor concentration, missing school and bad grades. These are all effects to victims that receive messages or see something about them online from people that are out there to embarrass them, and worst, purposely.
How to help people being cyber-bullied.
Say something, to an adult or parent. It needs to be stopped, it's not okay. Just do something, because it shouldn't be continued onwards. This is your chance to do something, your chance to stop something that should never have been started.