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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

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: I don't understand why bullying is something of a new concept. Cyber, school, or the workplace this is nothing new. Why do I say this? Well be honest can you cure sickness. NO, that's to broad. Can you cure a specific sickness? Maybe, depends on the sickness. So when we use bullying as the main point of the problem we say a general statement for something that is much larger. What is the root for people to want to feel better or powerful than others and take satisfaction for this? Is this a human behavior? Can this be nested in our DNA, genetic makeup, or is this an primal trait that all species have. What I m getting at is that, this has been going on since we as humans recorded history.

    Bullying is complicated. Think about all the reasons why a kid or adult would bully. There are tons of issues psychological that are composed of this issue. I think that this is a continuing process that most will face in life. Because not everyone wants or knows moral consideration nor want to know. They can be fine without ever knowing this. So much like sickness, you must be prepared for people like this, mentally. Not everyone can do this and if everyone could we would never have this problem in our human society. So, preparing a mind for this "Sickness" is a solution. Now the next question is how do you prepare oneself to combat being bullied.
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      Sep 3 2013: I totally agree with your point of view James. Today we have more bullying because the technology enables us to be in contact with more people; to me the issue is adjusting and adapting to the new world we live in. We are connected with so many more people... Parents and educators need to teach how the technology works how to set your privacy limits to protect yourself and what are possible consequences if you don't. Common sense good behavior also helps; if you do the right things and get involved with the right people you lower your risks... (I'm referring to situations where kids did things that came back to embarrass them greatly once they were made public by bully s) I agree that bullying is complicated, it's part of the complicated social dynamic and it can happen for many reasons; we need to teach our kids how the world and human relations really go to prepare them of becoming victims without any of their wrong doing. Life can be complicated and teaching your kid how human motivation goes in real life using every possible life example could help.

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