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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 29 2013: Yes. I just don't know how.
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      Aug 31 2013: Dear Bernard,
      Awareness is the first step toward changing anything, and my perception of you, is that you are an insightful, very aware person. I have confidence that if you don't know something you wish to know more about, you will explore, learn, and grow with the challenge:>)
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        Aug 31 2013: Thank you for your kind words.
        My Intuition was to install some surveillance system (a bit like a government on Facebook which enforces rules). The you could try and tackle the social element (like the conformity and appeal to status). However I don't have much evidence to back up these claims...
        So, I just don't know!
        Kind regards,
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          Sep 1 2013: You are always thinking Bernard....AND.....you are very aware. It's ok if we don't have the answer right now my friend.....we will be aware.
          Kind regards:>)

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