This week, Matt DiPietro COBRA Self Defense Professional in St Pete talks about Cyber-bullying and tips on how to protect your kids against virtual bullies.
The psychological and emotional outcomes of cyber bullying are similar to those of real-life bullying. The difference is, real-life bullying often ends when school ends. For cyber bullying, there is no escape. And,it’s getting worse.
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Facts about Cyber-Bullying
- 90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. 84% have seen others tell cyber bullies to stop.
- 81% of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person.
- 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out 10 say it has happened more than once.
Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying.
Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide.