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Do you think more can be done amongst the youth and young people to combat cyber bullying?

We have already touched on ideas we can stop cyber bullying.

It is seen to be rampant amongst the young, but it also affects young adults (workplace bullying). Misuse of the Internet, especially when the use of the internet and social media is almost ubiquitous in today's wired generation is also becoming increasingly common.

We have all seen various cases of cyber bullying leading to suicide e.g Amanda Todd, Hannah Smith
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/hannah-smiths-sister-jo-targeted-2133317

I feel that one of the main causes of bullying is apathy amongst the crowds; we are too afraid to intervene in a bullying case for fear of being targeted ourselves.
It has also become common to set up memorial pages on Facebook after a person has died to spread awareness. However, these pages are often also targeted by other bullies and defaced. While we can spread awareness through Facebook 'likes', it often does not do anything to solve the issue.

Just a shout out, what do you all think can be done to create awareness / mitigate the problem? Government policies, school administration, amongst the youth.. etc.
Examples of things done to combat cyberbullying in your own communities / countries would be helpful too!

cheers :)

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  • Aug 22 2013: more definitely needs to be done. this world is breaking down. we are losing people with so much potential from words that people say. in my country every second person is a victim of bullying.
    A 15 year old girl in my town, that i knew committed suicide 2 months ago. She was found hanging in her cupboard, by her mum. This girl had a loving boyfriend. Loving family and friends. The cause of her death was bullying. Bullying ripped her apart and sucked her into the darkness of the world.
    This can not keep happening around the world. We can not keep losing young people with so much life a head of them.
    Its outrageous. Horrible. Its scary that people are bringing children into this generation. And having them open to all of these horrible, scary things that can happen in their lives.
    We need to stop it.

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