With the Internet, social media, and the use of cell phones being so prominent in today’s world, we cannot forget about cyber bullying. Cyber bullying is something not to be taken lightly, and is harder to control than bullying in the school’s system. In a recent article written on Cyberoam NetGenie, cyber bullying is discussed; how fast, easy, and often it happens.
This article makes a very good point, “…the Internet provides the freedom to assume a different identity and harass the other with anonymity.” This statement is very true in the way that people, who might not normally be a bully, are able to become a no-name bully, under disguise, and most of the time gets away with it. There are steps shared that help in the elimination of cyber bullying, and that starts inside children’s households with the parents coaching their kids about basic online practices.
Sprigeo has been working diligently interviewing many experts in the field to compile a set of best practices and discussions that can be learned from. Check it out at Sprigeo