Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cyberbullied Teens Can Connect Online, In Person to Get Help

U.S. News & World Report, June 23, 2014

"The Web is where teens go to hang out and to socialize. It’s their virtual neighborhood, coffee shop or shopping mall.

But it provides no respite from the bullies who walk their high school hallways. A survey released this month by computer security software company McAfee found that 87 percent of youth have witnessed cyberbullying.

'Adults tend to now use the Internet for functionality,' says Dan Raisbeck, co-founder of the Cybersmile Foundation. The organization's mission is to tackle all forms of online bullying and hate campaigns.

'But for many young kids it is their life. They are socializing. They are growing on the Internet. They are making friends there. It's a completely different experience and we have to recognize that,' he says.​​" Read more

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