The Alex Boston Incident
In the real world
There are many things that cause people to become victims of cyber bullying. Three things to prevent that are here to help. Make sure you never expose to much information about yourself on the Internet. Never give a random person your personal info on social media or even give out your number. Always monitor your followers and don't say vulgar or mean things to people because that can cause them to do it right back in return.
10 Statistics on Cyber Bullying
- About 75% of students admit they have visited a website bashing another student.
- Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide.
- About 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out 10 say it has happened more than once.
- Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying.
- Only 1 in 10 victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse.
- 90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. 84% have seen others tell cyber bullies to stop.
- 81% of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person.
- 68% of teens agree that cyber bullying is a serious problem.
- Over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most common medium for cyber bullying.
- Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once.
A main victim of cyber bullying
You always have the choice to respond the right way.
Ways to respond
Never use vulgar language back towards them. Show kindness and don't let them know it bothers you. Lastly tell them to stop or the police will get involved