Cyberbullying

Bully Prevention all begins with awareness and education. The best way to prevent it is to stop it before it starts. Cyberbullying is an epidemic and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. 

Cyberbullying
With the current times of the internet in addition to children having constant access to communication through smart phones on social networks, cyberbullying has become a new channel for bullying to happen outside of school. Many parents assume by “closing the computer”  or “staying off of social networks”, this will prevent cyberbullying from happening to their children.  While this can certainly deter online bullying, it can not be assumed that this will completely prevent children from becoming the target of cyberbullying. The truth is that another student could still write, post, tweet, or text  false information about the victim. Additionally, these posts could  be spread anonymously, making it difficult to identify the perpetrator behind the attacks. This could happen with  or without the victim even knowing about it. In recent years, students have been photographed and videotaped by other students on their cell phones without them even knowing about it and those photos/videos were used to ridicule the victims. This is similar to what happened to Amanda Todd. 

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