Cyber-bullying: A tech-age problem
December 30th, 2010
Schoolyard bullies have a new home – cyberspace. Facebook hate pages and nasty text messages are forms of cyber-bullying that experts believe anywhere from 10-50% of teens have experienced. In the first of a four part series, Mike Tobias has one victim’s story.
Bullying has always been a concern for educators. In part two of his four-part series, Mike Tobias reports that cyber-bullying, attacks that take place on web sites or through text messages create different challenges for schools.
Cyber-bullying is a relatively new phenomenon. But the rapid growth of these attacks through computers, cell phones and other electronic devices has gotten the attention of educational psychologists. Mike Tobias has more in the third of his four part series on cyber-bullying.
Experts say there’s a new kind of bully: one that attacks teens through Facebook pages, text messages and other technologies. In part four of his cyber-bullying series, Mike Tobias reports the legal system is playing catch-up in dealing with this relatively new threat.