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With the rise of the importance of computers and the popularity of internet becoming more widespread, Cyber bullying has become more evident. A few cases have ended with the victim committing suicide. Facts about Cyber Bullying are sadly not widely known, and learning of it leaves many parents baffled with how to deal or identify it.
According to the anti-bullying website “DO SOMETHING” over 42 percent of kids and teens have reported being abused online. Oftentimes they feel as if their is no escape from being bullied as the bullies have access to the internet all the time, long after the school day has ended.
Cyber bullies don’t just lurk on social media websites. They’re in chat rooms and send threatening and demeaning emails as well. A bullies goal is always the same, to hurt and shame their victims no matter what.They don’t care about privacy, and will do almost anything to hurt their victim.
The results and feelings of being bullied are always the same, no matter if they’re being bullied at school or online. These feelings are real and have the same effect of being hunted down and hurt. It doesn’t stop when the school day ends.
Take note of what your child is doing online, and listen to them if they come forward and say their being bullied. Report this to the school, and the police. Take a strong stance against the bullying and put a stop to it before it gets worse and continues.