Cyber Bullying & its Prevention
By Team Legistify / 2016-05-07
More and more, law-enforcement officers are being called in to handle cases of cyberbullying among kids and teens. If you aren’t familiar with the term, cyberbullying is bullying through technology, such as computers and cell phones.

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Cyberbullying is a typical type of online harassment, which can be defined as hurling harsh, rude, insulting, teasing remarks through the message box or in open forums targeting one's body shape and structure, educational qualifications, professional qualifications, family, gender orientation, personal habits and outlook.

Cyberbullying is a cyber crime , and a real and serious threat to the well-being of children.The statistics on cyberbullying are alarming.Unfortunately, the frequency of cyberbullying is on the rise and due care has to be taken to prevent it. In order to protect children, it’s important that personal information such as age, birthday, school, phone number, etc. be kept confidential.

Consequences of Cyber Bullying

While effects of ground bullying may result in avoiding a person or school, the effects of cyberbullying reach far. As said earlier, the person being bullied may not feel safe anywhere. The person would be afraid even in his or her house through its parents may be at home. The visible symptoms of cyberbullying are:

  1. Child looking pensive most of the times
  2. Lack of socializing
  3. Afraid of phones
  4. Drop in grades
  5. Losing interests in things that he or she was passionate once
  6. Lack of sleep
  7. Fright visible on the victim’s face
  8. Loss of self-esteem.
More and more, law-enforcement officers are being called in to handle cases of cyberbullying among kids and teens. If you aren’t familiar with the term, cyberbullying is bullying through technology, such as computers and cell phones.

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