Our increasingly connected world has created another platform for bullies to harass their victims. No longer are bullies confined to picking on other kids on the school playground; today, many bullies are refraining from physical assaults, opting instead for around the clock bashing via email, social media, instant messaging and other online platforms. Although parents, teachers and other authority figures can no longer count on physical signs like scars, torn clothing and bruises to tell the story, this certainly doesn’t mean that the effects of cyber bullying are any less damaging. Here, we are covering cyber bullying statistics 2014 as well as signs that may point toward your child or friend being a victim of cyber bullying.
Childline, a free counseling service which is based in the United Kingdom and was established especially for adolescents and teens, reported in their most recent annual report that cyber bullying concerns rose by a whopping 87 percent in 2013 over the previous year. Depression and general unhappiness were cited as the main reasons for contacting the charity. Further, young people contacted the charity online (via emails or one-on-one chat sessions) than via telephone.
The sad part about cyber bullying is that the people who love these teens and adolescents, including their friends, parents and teachers, often don’t know what to do to help. Of course, providing support to bullying victims is always encouraged and appropriate, but below, you’ll find other ways to hopefully help thwart these vicious attacks.
Talks to teens about cyber bullying, explaining that it is wrong and can have serious consequences. Make a rule that teens may not send mean or damaging messages, even if someone else started it, or suggestive pictures or messages or they will lose their cell phone and computer privileges for a time.
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Don’t forget that as a responsible part of the community, it is your duty to educate others about social media bullying and cyber bullying. Social media bullying can stop with your input today!
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