Why is it important to work to delete cyber-bullying?
Children being cyber-bullied can have self-esteem issues, confidence problems, and even thoughts of suicide. It is important to work towards deleting cyberbullying because of the impact it can have on a child. Cyber-bullying adds another level of bullying to a child’s mind.
Cyber-bullying penetrates the barrier of your child’s thinking he is safe from bullies at home. When I was around 14 I had a friend named Ryan. Ryan was being messed with by a kid named Liam. Liam somehow got a hold of Ryan’s cell phone number and was always sending mean, harsh statements to him. Ryan was telling me how he couldn’t seem to just get a break. He always felt depressed and stressed at home. I suggested Ryan tell his parents but he didn’t want to because he felt embarrassed. I couldn’t stand seeing Ryan like this so I decided to tell Ryan’s parents and they got the whole thing taken care of. My point is kids don’t need those kinds of problems at home. They should feel safe and secure, not threatened, it can really mess with their heads.
Cyber-bullying can cause problems for kids psychologically. The constant badgering that happens to victims can make them have low self-esteem and not much confidence in themselves from the insults they receive. There are also many kids that have thoughts of suicide from being bullied.
In conclusion, we need to work towards deleting cyber-bullying to protect our children’s safety and well-being. To make sure kids can feel comfortable and unthreatened in their own house. And to prevent kids from having psychological problems like not enough self-confidence or self-esteem or worst of all suicidal thoughts.
This article on cyber-bullying was written by Alex Love, age 16 years old while attending high school.