Bullying Sent to a New Level
According to the Cyberbullying research center, 20% of the 4,400 randomly selected children eleven through eighteen year old students indicated they had been a victim of cyberbullying at some point in their life. Cyberbullying is defined as repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronics. This horrible act is rapidly increasing and seems to be getting ignored. I feel it can and should be stopped by not only youth or parents, but schools too.
Michelle New, a PHD, revealed on the website www.kidshealth.org shocking evidence that 97% of middle schoolers are bullied while online. This can be done on a social-networking sites or even their own email. The number one thing that is encouraged is to not give out personal information about yourself or others. Sounds easy, right?
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