The digital media has been in rise in our modern generation today. Thus, we can’t deny the fact that children and most of the teenagers nowadays are very exposed to using social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr in order for them to share information, to communicate and interact with family and friends or simply to show out what they do and feel.
However, as these have been considered as a growing trend from teens, cyber-bullying has also grown as a high case in teenagers’ dilemma nowadays. In fact, it has been a very growing concern in teens from the United States.
Social media bullying or most commonly known as “Cyber-bullying” occurs when a person uses technology in order for them to harass, intimidate, embarrass or write hateful words against another person. Just same as when a person is bullied in real life but this time the bullying is done online.
Based on surveys, it is approximately 80% of teens uses the smart phones regularly while 92% of teens go online at least once a day and 56% go online several times in a day. With a very high rate of online activities, teens are bound to experience cyber-bullying, witness it or become the executor.
One of the common venues for cyber-bullying is with the use of social media in which one easy move could put a person to shame in a lot of people since social media is a very public thing. It is devastating that while this case is on the rise; its impact is often taken too lightly.
With this, parents should be watchful and cautious to what their children do with their social media accounts and how they handle this.
Here are some of the things and statistics that parents should about cyber-bullying.
You’ll know when your children are experiencing cyber-bullying when:
What parents can do:
Parents, if you need help to supervise your child phone device, check this App: TEEN SAFE - http://teensafe.com
#BESTRONG and make sure your kids are using the social media safely !
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