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Top 7 Ways to Understand Cyberbullying in the Social Media World

As social media use grows in younger generations, so does cyberbullying. Not only can someone bully you in person, but also behind a computer screen. Cyberbullying happens throughout all social media networks from blogging to chat rooms to Facebook profiles. Cyberbullying is not something to be taken lightly. Here are the top 7 things to consider when trying to understand cyberbullying in the social media world. 

#1 Online Moral Disengagement

It’s long been debated that bullies lack a sense of morals. When it comes to cyberbullying, a victim may feel that disengagement of morals much more. This article considers how online context may enable and facilitate moral disengagement all together.

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#2 Sharing is a Bad Idea

The more a child participates in social media networks the more likely they are to experience cyberbullying. Likewise, the more often a child shares their passwords the more likely they are to be cyberbullied.

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#3 Traditional Bullies as Cyberbullies

If a child is a bully in a social face-to-face setting, they are more likely to also be a cyberbully. This also pertains to victims. If a child is a victim to bullying in the traditional sense, they are more likely to be bullied on social media.

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#4 Loss of Social Media Privileges

When a child is bullied via social media or the internet, they have a difficult time telling their parents or teachers because they are afraid of how they will react. Will the adult take away their social media privileges?

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