Cyber Bulling and Suicide

Cyber bullying is another form of bullying that is more prevalent due increased access to cell phones and the Internet. About 42 per cent of youth report being bullied online. Approximately 69 per cent of teens own their own computer, cell phone, and use social media.

infographicAn average teen often sends 60 text messages a day. These are around double the rates for adults. Girls in the age group of 14 to 16 years old text often send 100 messages a day. Over 7.5 million Facebook users are under 13 years old. Over 81 per cent of teens admit that bullying is easier to get away with online. About 20 per cent of kids that are cyber bullied think about suicide.

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  1. I really liked this comment pertaining too the statistics of cyber bullying. Sometimes I think we forget to realize just how prevalent cyber bullying is because it is not done just in person anymore, it is done online and adolescents are able to hide it. I think it is very important for parents to be as involved as they can be in a child’s social life when it comes to cell phones and media. I know there is only so much you can shelter your child from but just doing basic monitoring and time control it can be a huge benefit to keeping the child away from that type environment on the internet.

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