is a Growing Problem
SuJeong from Korea
most students use the Internet. More and more, they
are using email, chat rooms, blogs, and instant
messaging to find places where they can talk with
friends and learn more things.
Cyberbullies post lies and hateful
things about others on the Internet. It's
a growing problem..
there is also the problem of 'cyberbullying,' or
online bullying. This is a new kind of bullying.
Teenage cyberbullies post lies and hateful things
about other young people on the Internet in order
to embarrass them and make them feel
is getting to be a serious problem, and it is
spreading very fast. The victims don't want to go
out or go to only school and avoid talking to
everyone because they worry that people have
already seen the lies on the Internet.
bully other teenagers online, by sending insults or
threats directly to them in emails or instant
messages. Also, they spread hateful comments about
a person through e-mail, instant messaging, or by
posting on blogs or Web sites teenager often
are many examples of how students have been bullied
this way. For example, a teenage student from
Canada was physically bullied for years. Finally,
people began to bully him online too, sending him
hateful e-mails telling him no one liked him. He
didn't know how to get away from the bullies, so he
left school and isolated himself from
example is when a group of middle school students
bullied a teenage girl and started sending her
unpleasant messages about her physical appearance.
They called her names online and said many things
to hurt her. She was very badly emotionally
is being done to stop cyberbullying? Some parents,
teachers, and other adults are trying to stop it by
talking to victims they know about. If victims can
talk about these problems with someone, they can
find ways to deal with cyber bullying.
of students need to check and see what their
children are doing online. If they see their
children bullying someone online, they need to help
their children understand that they are seriously
hurting their victims and see that it is
and schools are also trying to stop cyberbullying
and are making rules to stop it. When students post
these hateful things online, most of them don't
think it is serious; they just think it is funny.
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