1 out of 10 kids on Facebook is cyberbullied
Bullying can be pretty common in young children and teens, especially in school. Victims of bullying used to be able to find a safe haven outside of school, to avoid the bullies. But now with social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, and access to the web 24/7, bullies now have an all access pass to anyone they can get their hands on.
OnlineCollege.org posted some startling facts about the sheer number of kids being bullied, and I had no idea the amount was so high. It does make sense though, with mobile devices and Internet being so accessible, this sort of problem will only continue to flourish. There are ways to prevent bullying though, of which some are common sense. Kids just need education, and need to know that it’s okay to take action to stop bullies in their tracks.
The best tip for online bullies is to never respond to their attacks and always “block” them. By responding, you are giving them the attention they desire. Also, If they don’t have a way to bully you, it won’t happen. So if you have them on Twitter or Facebook just block them. If they are texting you, block them. If it’s a chat room or by IM, block them. There are other tips to stop cyberbullying that are worth reading about as well. If all else fails, tell an adult.