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Judy Helm Wright, of Missoula, Montana is a wise woman with a global message. As an author of over 20 books on Amazon, she writes about Responsibility, Respect & Resiliency.

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Dangers of Cyberbullying To The Bully and The Bullied

Oct 7th 2010 at 8:23 AM
The Dangers of Cyberbullying
It has become a part of our mainstream media to read about cyberbullying and the young people who are affected daily.  Many do not tell, but suffer in silence. Out of a fear of losing access to technology many kids and teens do not inform parents and caregivers, teachers or friends they are experiencing problems with cyberbullies. Although similar to normal bullying in many ways cyberbullying involves the use of cell phones or other technology as a means to harass others. Cyberbullies use the internet and text messages to embarrass or intimidate another person. Messages and posts can range from threats of physical harm to disclosing personal information on their victim. The information cyberbullies put out information intended to defame or embarrass their victims. Cyberbullying often begins with young boys, but girls are more likely to continue the behavior through young adulthood. Threats, and sexual remarks are often the earmark of the cyberbully. However, sexual remarks are not usually classed as sexual harassment and do not usually involve a sexual predator. Who Is The CyberBully?
The behavior of the cyberbully is not limited to kids and young adults. There are many instances of adults who commit some form of cyber-harassment against another adult. These adults have a pattern of threatening employment or earnings of another individual.

Many teens and children who are being cyberbullied are afraid to tell. They are fearful they will lose computer or phone privileges if they tell their parents.

They often stalk others through the internet–threatening the safety and reputation of their victim. These cyber stalkers often use search engines and social media to sabotage and harass their victims. Cyberbullying can be either direct or indirect
Direct bullying involves communication directly between the victim and the bully, while indirect bullying involves others in the process to gang up on the victim. Cyberbullies can often remain anonymous by using temporary e-mail addresses and social networking accounts to harass or impersonate others. How To Combat The Threats
  • Change your e-mail address and cell phone number, be choosy who you give your new contact information to
  • Avoid unfamiliar chat rooms and websites
  • If a child, then tell an adult who has the power to help you.
  • If an adult, consult the local police
With few laws governing harassment over the internet and through texting messages victims often feel helpless and scared. These feelings can lead to low self esteem, anger, frustration, depression and even suicidal thoughts. What to Ask Yourself
  • How can I tell if someone I love is being cyberbullied?
  • What would I do if I found myself the victim of a cyberbully?
  • Have I ever written or done something online that another person might consider cyberbullying?
For more information please visit www.cyberbullyinghelp.com Share It
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Jul 4th 2013 at 8:59 PM by mrpthai
Thank
   
Nov 9th 2010 at 8:05 AM by judyhwright
Thank you to all of you who took time to comment and share.It is refreshing to know that there are other kind, caring people who want a world of respect. jhw
   
Nov 9th 2010 at 6:58 AM by stephaniebeth
Have you seen ''Odd Girl Out''? Its a lifetime movie where a girl is bullied badly at school and the bullies set up several webpages harrassing her so they still have the power to effect how she is feeling in the safety of her own home. Its sad really, some kids can't escape bullying no matter where they are and no longer feel safe no matter where they are. I'm lucky the social media thing didn't really take off till I was half way through highschool because I'm sure they would have used it against me.
   
Nov 1st 2010 at 10:08 AM by gerardoantonio
HELLO.. IA M SO HAPPY TO HAVE FOUND YOU HERE....I AM GOING TO POST SOME OF YOUR ARTICLES ABOUT YOU THEMES ON MY BLOG...I HAD ALREADY ASKED YOU ABOUT IT....HUGE GREAT FOR YOU..
   
Oct 23rd 2010 at 12:37 AM by jacksword
This also applies to unscrupulous internet marketers who lie about not abusing your e-mail address. I have to delete over 300 items of spam mail every day and the only solution now is to change my e-mail address which I really don't want to do.
   
Oct 22nd 2010 at 4:56 PM by LindaFausset
Hi Judy, Hope you are well Loved your article on this very important subject. Another young man killed himself yesterday. I've started the Peaceful Warrior Society on whrrl. Come join me http://whrrl.com/k/WIJ/bH7a6
   

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