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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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    Sep 4 2013: I completely agree with you, Colleen. Theories (psychological, educational, and others) are just theories. All of them bring us new and useful views. But in the real life, things are, in my opinon, just like you describe them.
    But saying that, every ideas or proposals are welcome in fighting against the horrible crime (yes, crime) of bullying, somtehing harmful, injust, and rejectable.
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      Sep 4 2013: I agree Sean that the theories, ideas, and proposals are all helpful, and it is important to apply that information to the challenge if we hope to create change. I believe we have information regarding some of the causes of bullying. Now we need to apply that information, and put it in practice in our everyday lives.
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        Sep 5 2013: Totally agree, Colleen. Thank you very much for your precisions. And in addition, I must say that we citizens must necessarily do our best for fighting agaist bullying. I have known kids victims of bullying and I can assure whoever could doubt about it that bullying marks and affects deeply their vulnerable lives forever.
        And we, citizens must abndon the idea (some tolerant people thinks so about it..) that these are only kids' games or jokes. Absolutely not.
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          Sep 5 2013: I also know people whose lives have been adversely altered because of bullying as a child Sean, and sometimes, no matter how much encouragement and emotional support they get throughout their lives, they feel less valuable, lack self esteem and confidence. As you say....it sometimes marks their lives forever. It is sad that we have so many wounded people in our world when it does not have to be that way.

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