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According to definitions.uslegal the legal definitions for
bullying is "any harassment that occurs via the internet, cell phones, or other devices." Communication technology is used to intentionally harm others through hostile behavior such as sending text messages and posting ugly comments on the internet.The National Crime Prevention Council defines cyber-bullying as “the process of using the Internet, cell phones or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person.”Cyber-bullying could be limited to posting rumors or gossips about a person in the internet bringing about hatred in other’s minds; or it may go to the extent of personally identifying victims and publishing materials severely defaming and humiliating them."

I believe that it is much easier to bully over the internet rather than in person because people are scared to get into fights but still want the person to feel bad about themselves.

95% of social media-using teens who have witnessed cruel behavior on social networking sites say they have seen others ignoring the mean behavior.84% have seen the people defend the person being harassed. 84% have seen the people tell cyber-bullies to stop bullying. 66% of teens who have witnessed online cruelty have also witnessed others joining; 21% say they have also joined in the harassment.Only 7% of U.S. parents are worried about cyber-bullying, even though 33% of teenagers have been victims of cyber-bullying.85% of parent of youth ages 13-17 report their child has a social networking account. 1 in 6 parents know their child has been bullied via a social networking site.One million children were harassed, threatened or subjected to other forms of cyber-bullying on Facebook during the past year.81% of youth agree that bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person.80% think it is easier to hide online bullying from parents than in-person bullying.

Stop Cyberbullying

Be Aware of What Your Kids are Doing Online

  • Keep Track of what your child is doing. If your child or teen has a computer in there room then place it in a spot where when you open the door you can see exactly what website they are on.
  • With todays technology you can install software like vision client that will allow you to look at your child screen from another room without them knowing
  • Talk to your child and let them know why you are monitoring them rather them thinking you don't trust them

Establish Rules about Technology Use

  • Establish rules about appropriate use of computers, cell phones, and other technology. For example, be clear about what sites they can visit and what they are permitted to do when they’re online. Show them how to be safe online.
  • Help them be smart about what they post or say. Tell them not to share anything that could hurt or embarrass themselves or others. Once something is posted, it is out of their control whether someone else will forward it.
  • Encourage kids to think about who they want to see the information and pictures they post online. Should complete strangers see it? Real friends only? Friends of friends? Think about how people who aren’t friends could use it.
  • Tell kids to keep their passwords safe and not share them with friends. Sharing passwords can compromise their control over their online identities and activities

Cyber-Bullying Survivors

The following website shows the survivors of Cyber Bullying. These teenagers and young adults were able to overcome their struggles and become a better person then they were before. Suicide is never the answer no matter how horrible you make think your life is. There is always someone there for you to talk to whether it is a friend, a parent, or a counselor you can get through it. The following stories may help you to save a life. Cyber-Bullying Survivors