Preventing Cyberbullying

Bullying: it's been around for as long as people have existed. For so many different reasons, people are often unkind. During youth, when popularity and peer acceptance feel like the most important part of life, it's particularly bad — and the addition of technology makes it worse still.

What Is Cyberbullying?

"Cyberbullying" is bullying that takes place through electronic technology, such as text messages or social media. Unlike traditional bullying, cyberbullying can:

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