Anyone Can Look Tough Behind A Computer III: How Cyber Bullies Are Tormenting Kids

Loss For Words

Do you remember being told “sticks and stones may break your bones but words will never hurt you” as a kid? Well, I’ll be the first one to admit that that phrase is complete and utter bullshit. Of course words hurt! Sometimes they can inflict more damage than sticks and stones ever could. Worst of all, they leave scars that others will never be able to see. 

As may or may not know, cyber bullying has become a huge issue within the last couple of years. It’s become so huge that people are being criminally charged with the offense (check out http://blogs.babble.com/strollerderby/2011/05/05/the-takeaway-from-the-phoebe-prince-case-speak-up/ for more on that).

According to the National Crime Prevention Council, 43 percent of teenagers have been the victim of cyber bullying. Over 50 percent felt anger regarding the bullying while 33 percent felt hurt. 15 percent felt fearful. What is being done to make children and young…

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