Cyberbullying Is Growing Trend For Teens

Cyberbullying Is Growing Trend For Teens - Do you remember being teased and taunted by someone bigger,stronger or in a more powerful position?  Of course you do and so do I.  Bullying, teasing and sibling rivalry are common markers of childhood.  It may have been unpleasant and embarrassing but we managed to live through it.  Consequently, many adults do not understand the implications that are involved in cyberbullying.  Not only do they not understand the seriousness of the problem, but are at a loss on how to protect their children and teens.

Bullying is different from ordinary teasing, rough-and-tumble play fights.  This is a normal part of growing up and generally does no last harm as long it is not the only method the two parties have of communicating.  Teasing and most conflicts actually can help young people learn how to deal with one another and how to set boundaries in relationships.  However, if the child is distressed, teasing is not okay.

Cyberbullying Is Growing Trend For Teens

Cyberbullying Is Growing Trend For Teens

Bullying and Cyberbullying

Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power, intellect or strength.  Usually it is an ongoing thing. it may involve one-on-one pushing, shoving or name calling.  It can also involve group dynamics where a victim or target is excluded, embarrassed and humiliated.  This kind of bullying takes place at schools, playgrounds, shopping malls and churches.

Bullies rarely stop their negative behavior without intervention.  They only grow up to be more devious and dangerous.  They become “mean girls” and “alpha males” who want to control power and people.  Many move from playground battles to Facebook, Youtube and cell phones as they search for more targets and victims.

Online Social Cruelty

Technology has given children and youth a new means of bullying one another.  This method of mean can involve:

  • Sending vulgar or threatening messages or images
  • Posting sensitive, private information about another person
  • Pretending to be another person in order to demean or humilate
  • Intentionally excluding someone from an online group
  • Cyberbullying is done through:

  • Emails
  • Instant messages
  • Texting or sending messages on cell phones
  • Web pages or Blogs
  • Facebook, Myspace and other popular sites for teens
  • Chat rooms, forums and comments on blogs
  • Trend For Teens With Cell Phones

Teenagers with cellphones and PDAs each send and receive 2,272 text messages a month on average. How about your teen?  Does it seem that they always have their phone on and are texting each other?  Have you taken the phone and checked to see what messages are going back and forth?  Is it possible your teen is cyberbullying someone or are being cyberbullied by another?  If so, you need to claim your free special report on Texting Bullies today.  You will be glad you did.

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