Cyber bullying is becoming a problem among high school kids these days.
Cyber bullying means to send or post destructive or denote text or images by using the Internet or Personal Digital Assistants or cell phones.
At this age, kids experiment with all sorts of activities, many of which should not be made public.
Cyber bullying is a new way to intimidate and harass others.
One-third of high school kids have reported that on the Internet they are the target of “menacing” online activities, such as threatening messages, awkward photos mailed without their consent, private e-mails or instant and text messages forwarded without permission, or rumors spread about them online. And the girls are the main target than boys.
Cyber bullying is done by high school kids in many ways.
• To create websites that have stories, jokes and pictures making fun of others.
• To use e-mails of other and send denote mails to others.
• To send unkind, nasty and aggressive mails.
• To use immediate message tools to annoy others.
• To post pictures of different students with indecent questions or phrases attached to it.
Cyber bullying has become a problem for schools, parents and students.
High school kids who are more into social networking sites experience more cyber bullying, so its better for those students not to respond on those sites. In case they are participating, they should protect their privacy and only interact with known friends, not disclose identifiable information and not join groups.
Most of the high school students use networking sites like Facebook and Myspace. The ones who use the Internet daily are more prone to be the victim of cyber bullying. And for these kids, the best advice is that you should not say anything in electronic communications that they don’t want the world to see.
67% of high school kids believe that the bullying occur more offline whereas the rest, 29 % says that it happens more online. So you should be very careful in warding off harassing conduct in the physical world also. Trends show that bullying begins to peak during the high school years.
Online safety is moving to figure how to protect kids from themselves and each other as much as from criminals online, if not more so.
It’s No Laughing Matter – Bullying Kills And We Are Responsible
Originally posted 2009-07-05 21:11:43.