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How to Stop Cyberbullying

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:02pm
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In this digital age, cyberbullying has more variations than ever. From text messages to social media posts and emails, many cyberbullies never have to see the impact their words have on their victims. The digital nature of these attacks makes it easier to write these hurtful insults since they are not said to the person’s face.

The online nature of these attacks also affects the victim in different ways – it is harder to punish someone for the attacks when they do not know who the person is. Cyberbully attacks can also be more embarrassing for the victim since it’s hard to delete public online attacks and everyone can read and reread as much as they like.

Over 25% of teens and adolescents have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the internet. This growing statistic makes knowing how to spot or help someone being cyberbullied more important than ever. Whether it's knowing how to report an incident or knowing how you can prevent a cyberbullying attack, simple strategies can make a big difference.

Kyle is the senior content specialist for The Beacon and has a passion for education and personal development. Kyle is a graduate of East Carolina University with a marketing and digital design background....