1. You may have heard of the phrase: Sticks and stones may break your bones but words will never hurt you. That’s rubbish. 2. Try getting a dictionary being thrown at your face and tell me whether does words hurt you? 3. Do you know that Singapore has the second highest number of cyber-bullying cases after the US? 4. According to a research done by Coalition Against Bullying for Children & Youth in Singapore, about 1 in every 4 teenagers admitted to having been victimised online.
5. Your idea of a bully may be a male student who is perhaps 2 times bigger than dzul who uses verbal and/or physical abuse to torment the weaker child who maybe even smaller than ms lee. Now with the internet, a small physically weak child can be as much of a bully as the big brute but with more impact. 6.That’s why experts believe that is more harmful than the “regular” bullying.
Everybody knows about cyber bullying, but how much do you actually know? Cyberbullies tend to be motivated by many different things. From anger at their victims to frustration with the world around them. Some cyberbullies even attack victims for entertainment or power. ( just for fun “Regular” bullies always had to let their victims see them and could only gain the support of friends who were around. Cyber bullies can humiliate, threaten or belittle ( bully ) their victims without their identity being known, or they can have an audience of thousands.
“Regular” bullies had to have the courage to physically bully the victims or at least use comments to their face. Cyber bullies can hide behind the screen; they can say things that they cannot verbally say to the victim. This allows them to be meaner.
That’s why cyber bullying may be less physical than traditional forms of bullying, it can have more devastating and longer-lasting effects.
A short story of a victim.
Let me share with you the story of Sheryl.
Sheryl was a victim of cyber bullying at the tender age of...