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Youth, Social Media, and Cyber Bullying

I do not know how old you are, but I am twenty two years old now. When I was a youngster, bullying was taken care of by the bully and the victim fighting outside and getting whatever it is out of their systems, or by telling a teacher or other adult. Another thing about bullying in my day is that it only went on at the location where the kids could be face to face, so when either of them went home, it was over. That unfortunately is not the case nowadays. As technology such as social media and other kinds of online communication continue to progress, so does the potential for bullying. Combine this with younger and younger generations that essentially need to be exposed to this kind of technology early so that they are not behind once school comes around, and you have got a problem.

Studies show that those who range between twelve and eighteen in America have access to social media. With this, cyber bullying is much more common now, and studies also show that girls are most likely to be on the receiving end of the cyber bullying. Solutions to this seem rather simple, as most who experience this end up deleting the person or people performing the act, ignoring them, or telling someone who can do something about it. However, there is always a group of people who feel like they have no way out when it comes to cyber bullying and these are the ones who end up depressed.

I am glad that some of those who experience some kind of cyber bullying have the presence of mind to use the options that do not allow their bully to have the ability to message them. I understand that depression is an illness that I am not fit to speak on, but the least I can say or recommend that those who experience cyber bullying and have it resulting in depression is to seek help before it is too late.

About Kerry Dennison

Kerry Dennison
Kerry is a person who enjoys writing & storytelling. When he's not writing, you can either find him playing Mario Kart wii with his friends or spending time in the gym, as gaming and powerlifting are other hobbies of his. Contact Kerry: kerry.dennison@youthindependent.com