While the internet has made life infinitely easier and more convenient – bullying has also become more accessible and anonymous through the interweb. Facebook has become the most popular social media site to target individuals and subject them to horrible – verbal – bullying. Too many teens have lost their lives to the harsh words of classmates, random people skimming the internet, and even sometimes – their friends.
1 in 3 high school students have been victims of “cyber threats”.
The phrase “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” does not prove true -because words do hurt and they can. October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, help educate yourself, the people around you and the youths today to prevent bullying from becoming even more of an epidemic!