Teens today are using more technology than any generation before them. They have 24/7 access to their friends, their favorite games, and countless social media sites. Do you know what your teens are doing with all of this access? Are they being safe online?
Bullying has always existed, but cyberbullying is a relatively new issue. Now that nearly every teen has 24/7 access to a smartphone, bullying can happen at any time and in any place. It can happen on social media, on websites, on gaming platforms, and through texting. Because it happens on the internet, cyberbullying can be even more intense than face-to-face bullying. The bully’s actions can be seen by hundreds of peers within seconds, and the victim may feel like there’s no way to escape.