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Bullying Growing Concern

Cyber Children and teens love using social media sites.  Posting ‘selfies’ of themselves and their friends Intimidation usually occurs through these platforms.
While many adult would argue that cyber bullying isn’t as dangerous as, gossiping. Cyberbullying  nothing could be further from the truth. Like the “Ryan Patrick Halligan was a 13-year-old student in Vermont, US. Ryan Halligan was bullied by his classmates in school and  bullied online. Ryan committed suicide at the sweet too innocent age of 13. Those are the three sentences you need to know before you read the story.

Cyber Bullying: A growing concern for high school teens

A sweet, fragile, fun-loving and extremely intelligent boy, Ryan was threatened, insulted and taunted incessantly at school and  online. At some point, a schoolmate claimed she had a crush on him while they talked online, little did he know that everything he said and shared with her was also shared with the rest of the school.”  a story about a young teen who was treated in the most inhumane ways by his peers . Bullying need to be watch closely by parents the aftermath of being bully can continue to be devastated to any child.

Cyber Bullying: A growing concern for high school teens

Cyber Bullying: A growing concern for high school teens

What is Cyber Bullying?

Bullying through electronic this is usually via a social media. Can also occur via text message or email. Cyber aggression can take on many roles, but no matter how it is portrayed. It is always hurtful to the person who is experiencing the bullying. Sometimes cyber bullying involves using photographs of the individual to hurt them.     Sending Images via computer on social media Text name-calling   mean words can make a person question their own self-esteem especial in the fragile states of life.

Cyber News

Teens want to be like and be popular and it is hard to remove a rumors.  Laces with images that place on Facebook or other social media sites. It takes a strong person with healthy self-esteem to bounce back from this ordeal. Cyber can be even more traumatic than harassment in person. Once it is posted on the Internet, anyone can see it, which can lead to even more bullying. If it is on the Internet it is there forever.

Cyber Bullying: A growing concern for high school teens.

Cyber Bullying: A growing concern for high school teens

 

Cyber bullying has a number  effects on the person who is experiencing the bullying. These effects can be both short-term and long-term consequences. Some of the effects of bullying include:

  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Health Problems
  • Alcohol Use
  • Drug Use
  • Depression
  • Fear of going to school
  • Skipping school
  • Poor grades in school

 Preventing Cyber attackers

Social media and technology is advancing daily. Teens  uses the internet  but we cannot allow these acts to continue. Teens and children need to be watch and limits time span of social media. The best way to prevent cyber bullying is to be aware of what your children are doing online.  Methods include:

 Monitor activities online
  • Know who your child is friends with (both in person and online)
  • Talk to your teen, and let them know that cyber bullying is serious.
  • Help your child feel comfortable talking to you about what is going on.
  • Follow your kids on social media sites. This is the easiest way to spot trouble.
  • Ask your children for their passwords, but let them know that you are using them only in emergency situations.
  • Call  the National Suicidal Prevention Lifeline 1800-273-8255 Talk if someone in emotional crisis or distress.
  • Megan Law website.
  • Involved the school
Cyber Bullying: A growing concern for high school teens
Finally, if you see that someone you know (or if it is yourself) is being bully or cyber bullied, speak up about the situation. It takes just one person to change a situation. It could be your voice that is heard loud and clear. Parents need to teach their children at an early age how to use technology such as social media the correct way.   Constant random  monitoring is recommended  for child although teenagers may be anger about your prying.  Parents explaining the safety issues and hope your child will have a better understanding. What would you do as a parent in this situation