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The Whirlwind of Cyber Bullying

The power of technology nowadays is undeniable. From using Yelp to quickly find a new restaurant in your area to posting pictures of your latest vacation, technology seems to know no limits. Unfortunately, the rise of technology has also led to extreme consequences, one of which is cyber bullying. Cyber bullying is defined as “the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.” Typing behind the protection of an electronic screen has given adolescents a false sense of security in making comments that are more threatening than ever before. In extreme cases, cyber bullying has been known to lead to suicide.  So what exactly is cyber bullying doing to our communities and what are ways to fight it?

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For More Information and Resources Visit…
The Center for Parenting Education - centerforparentingeducation.org
National PTA - pta.org
Safe Kids - safekids.com/bullying-cyberbullying-resources

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