Create New Daniel LaRusso: I heard you beat up a bunch of teenagers. I didn't beat up any teenagers.
We recently received this email and I thought I would respond to it here so that others too can add their thoughts: I read some of the stories on your site and I would just love it if you could publish my words.
I am 18 from the UK.
I have been using the internet since I was 4 years old. As most people who have been actually bullied in real life will tell you, cyberbullying is really stupid. I myself have had many arguements over the internet, ranging from ones that are deeply personal to stupid things.
Such as who runs the police department on a game. However, I feel that people are getting used to a cushy real life, going on the internet and expecting it to be all cuddles and joy.
Just dish out what they say right back to them. Always letting my opinions be heard. Thanks — Alastair Dear Alastair, Thanks for your thoughts. I will disagree with you, however, when you assert that the effects of cyberbullying are trivial or inconsequential.
To be fair, a lot of things said and done online are relatively minor and should be ignored, but there are a lot of very serious instances of cyberbullying that result in long term harm to those who experience it. As an year-old adult, it may be hard for you to understand, but as a young teenager developing through adolescence, peer approval is everything and what your peers say to you online and off can have dramatic effects on your daily life.
And the fact that a victim can never really remove him or herself from an online bully makes it even more difficult to handle.
Some people say that victims can simply turn off their computers or cell phones to remove themselves from the situation. Also, since when has it been appropriate to blame the victim? Pretty ridiculous if you ask me. Cyberbullying was so unbearable for these teens that taking their own life was evidently a better option for them than living with the torment.
Thanks again for the comment and I am hopeful that you will come to understand that even though cyberbullying is not physical in nature, it is still harmful. In the words of a year-old girl who told us about her cyberbullying experience: Sticks and stones may cause nasty cuts and scars but those cuts and scars will heal.
Insultive words hurt and sometimes take forever to heal.Cobra Kai is a television series that premiered on May 2nd on YouTube Red.
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Bullies torment others because they themselves have insecurities, have been bullied themselves, or have a mental illness that brings out the worst in them. I have to agree with Alastair. Most cyberbullying can be easily disregarded; thrown to the wind. The only reason cyberbullying works so well is because you let it get to you.
"fists and stones may break my bone but words will never hurt me" isn't just a . The study, by University of South Australia academics, found that 20 per cent of school-aged children regularly experienced bullying in , compared to 27 per cent of students in Today, bullying is not just limited to play grounds and school yards - this is the age of cyber bullying, a ruthless and relentless way of harassing a victim 24/7.
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