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Cyberbullying: How Bullies Have Moved From the Playground to the Web


Over the past decade, the world of learning and education has become steadily more immersed in the technology available to our modern society. From elementary school students using laptops in class, to collegiate learning taking place online, such as through online bachelor’s degree programs, students are plugging in, signing on, and becoming ever more engaged in the digital and cyber world. While the tight-knit relationship between education and technology has afforded some incredible learning opportunities, like in the burgeoning world of online college education, as technology penetrates younger and younger demographics, certain social problems become apparent: namely, cyberbullying. The frequency with which kids and teens are being bullied online has risen at an alarming rate. Kids are gaining access to cell phones, social media, and general communication platforms at ever earlier ages, and when this access is used to harm rather than help, the consequences can be dire. As today’s generation is spending more time learning and interacting online, it’s especially important to tackle these social issues before they progress further and carry into college and adult life. The following infographic examines the extreme prevalence of cyberbullying at many ages, as well as the frightening way it may impact adolescents if people don’t begin to speak out against it.

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June 29th, 2012 written by Site Administrator

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