Cyber Bullying Not Just a Kid Problem

Cyber Bullying by ShadowRenegade6785

When you think of cyber bullying you probably think of kids right? Calling each other names, telling each other to kill themselves. Teen girls sending sexts and then the whole school finding out. But in this day when there are so many adult bloggers, mommy bloggers, and everyone is online it's not just about kids. I was cyber bullied. Thankfully I'm happy and it was a pack of lies and I know this and it just made me giggle but it got me thinking. So I decide that I would post some facts and help info about Cyber Bullying.

Cyber Bullying

Legal definition

Cyberbullying is defined in legal glossaries as 
  • actions that use information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm another or others. 
  • use of communication technologies for the intention of harming another person 
  • use of internet service and mobile technologies such as web pages and discussion groups as well as instant messaging or SMS text messaging with the intention of harming another person. 

From Wikipedia

Frequency of Cyberbullying

  • Over 95% of teenagers use social networking sites to communicate with peers.
  • Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once.
  • 70% of students report seeing frequent bullying online.
  • 81% of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person.
  • 53% of kids admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online. More than 1 in 3 have done it more than once.
  • “Hyper-networking” teens (those who spend more than three hours per school day on online social networks) are 110% more likely to be a victim of cyberbullying, compared to those who don’t spend as much time on social networks.
  • 1 in 10 adolescents or teens have had embarrassing or damaging pictures taken of themselves without their permission, often using cell phones.
Now imagine the feeling it would put on a mom or on an adult online when bullied by someone their own age. Imagine a mom with postpartum depression getting told online she's a horrible mother. Imagine an adult with any mental illness being bullied and told they are worthless.

 Point is bullying in any form, and at any age is just wrong. Not everyone is as strong as me, or able to laugh it off like I did.

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