In today’s generation we have so many different forms of communication; like email, text messaging, facetime, Twitter, and Facebook; just to name a few. All in which, are associated to issues like cyberbullying, cyberstalking, decreased productivity, privacy concerns, and a plethora of other issues. I am going to focus on cyberbullying
What is Cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is a form of bullying via electronic technology. Examples include: Threatening text messages or/and emails, rumors being spread on social networking sites, embarrassing pictures and/or videos being uploaded to websites, etc. In today’s generation technology is so easy accessible, so you can imagine how cyberbullying has become a toxic phenomenon. The torment of these electronic attacks can lead to depression, psychological, emotional stress, extreme embarrassment, and even suicide. Individuals of any age, race, gender, religious belief, is prone to cyberbullying. Venerable kids however, are at much greater risk; Nuccitelli (2012) explains how “it is paramount the adult community becomes educated on the tactics cyber bullies use to taunt and victimize vulnerable children”.
Familiarize yourself with tactics cyberbullies use, so you can help STOP CYBERBULLYING!
Dr. Michael Nuccitelli, Who is a New York State licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant list many tactics cyberbullies use, and how that list continues to expand. With that being said, parents and educators must make it their duty to familiarize themselves, and stay current on these tactics so they come can dismantle any cyberbullying attack, they may come across.