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– The Cyber-bullying initiative –
– CYBER-BULLYING COMES IN ALL Shapes and sizes –
Sending mean messages or threats to a person’s email account or cell phone.
Spreading rumors online or through texts.
Posting hurtful or threatening messages on social networking sites or web pages.
Stealing a person’s account information to break into their account and send damaging messages.
Pretending to be someone else online to hurt another person.
Taking unflattering pictures of a person and spreading them through cell phones or the Internet.
Sexting, or circulating sexually suggestive pictures or messages about a person. (SOURCE)
More than 1 in 3 young people have been cyber-bullied.
Over 25% of teens and adolescents have been bullied through their phone or online.
52% of teens do not tell their parents if they’ve been bullied.
Victims of bullying are 2 to 9 % more likely to consider committing suicide than non-victims.
Nearly 30 percent of students are either victims of bullying or bullies themselves.
Nearly 160,000 students stay home from school each day because of bullying fears.
– Some Great Articles To Check Out –
TIPS FOR PREVENTING CYBER-BULLYING : Click here to read!
11 Facts About Cyber-Bullying : Click here to read the article!
Well-Known Cases of Cyber-Bulling : Click here to view the stories!
– Victims’ STORIES (well-known) –
AMANDA TODD, from British Columbia, Canada, killed herself on October 10, 2012 after months of being bullied online (and off) and being physically assaulted. Before she died, she made this video. Amanda was just 15-years-old.
REBECCA ANN SEDWICK, of Sebring, Florida, killed herself by tragically leaping from a high structure on September 8, 2013 after being bullied online and in-school by a group of 15 different girls who tormented her with electronic messages encouraging her to harm herself and take her own life. The bullying, taunting, and intimidation continued for months, despite numerous reports to school officials and even changing schools. Rebecca was only 12-years-old.
REHTAEH PARSONS, of Nova Scotia, Canada, killed herself on April 7, 2013 after being gang-raped, sexually humiliated by the perpetrators and others, and cyber-bullied for 17 months. Rehtaeh was 17-years-old.
PHOEBE PRINCE, of South Hadley, Massachusetts, killed herself on January 14, 2010 after being taunted and bullied for months, primarily because of her recent international move from Ireland to the United States. Phoebe was 15-years-old.