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What is Cyber Bullying?

Cyber bullying is a form of bullying that does not involve face-to-face interaction. It's a form of verbal abuse often displayed on social media websites, cell phones, chatrooms, or anything on the internet where people can interact with others digitally. About half of young people have experienced some form of cyber bullying, and 10-20% experience it regularly. If this statistic surprises you, it's not uncommon. Cyber bullying is often done and experienced because it's easy to hide and keep private from specific individuals. This flyer is designed to help you, the parent, understand what cyber bullying is and what it can do, and how to help.

Cyber bullying is a common act, and we shouldn't lose sight of it's effects. It's hard to believe that bad outcomes can come from this form of bullying, but they can and it's best to be educated on the topic and understand what can come from it. Click on the link above to read real-life stories from teens who have been victims of this form of verbal online abuse.
Mother says cyber-bullying drove 12-year-old daughter to commit suicide