Facts About Bullying – Dr. Phil on Cyber-Bullying
Not all the facts about bullying occur on the playground.
The stories about bullying are changing from physical bullying to internet bullying statistics from cyber bullying.
I am just sitting here listening to the Dr. Phil show in the background about cyber bullying. Of course with all the new technology, it stands to reason that the bullies would move from the playground to bullying on line.
Yes, the internet has a dark side. 42% of kids say they have been bullied on the internet.
Not one more child should commit suicide from cyber bullying. We must stop bullying by this new media and learn how to prevent cyber bullying.
See where Dr. Phil took his campaign to Congress to get legislation passed to put a stop to cyber bullying along with advocate Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy to promote Dr. Phil’s anti-bully movement.
Parry Aftan, executive director and founder of StopCyberBullying.org shares his tips to keep our kids safe.
This is a growing epidemic and we all need to step up and stop the abuse.
Click here to go to The Doctor Phil Show and watch the report on the Dr Phil website. Especially watch the after show comment by Dr. Phil reflecting on the show. I like what he says about, “Where are the parents of these bully’s”.
And if your kid is the one being targeted by cyber bullying, do you know what your child is going through by this attack.
In this day and age of social media where online social media sites and cell phone communication is our connection to friends and the world, we can’t just ignore this media and expect it to go away if we have a problem with it. This generation doesn’t know any other way of life. They think this is the way the world has always been because they are not old enough to remember what it was like before the new technologies and communication tools.
Then when cyber bullying becomes a problem, it has to be addressed but it is not as easy to find a cyber bully as it was to find them on the playground. With the facts about bullying today and the internet bullying statistics, we can see that this is grown far beyond just bullying in schools or bullying in the workplace.
Standing up to bullies is not about fighting, it is about building character. In cyber space, it is no different. The character of your child determines how he/she is related to with respect to their friendship or antagonistic behaviour of kids they have to deal with in school or out of school.
The problem with recognizing the effects of bullying on a child, is that by the time they ask for help with bullying problems, the effects of bullying by cyber bullying has already been damaging to the mental and emotional state of the child.