Bullying has long been a serious issue affecting both kids and adults, but cyber-bullying is a growing problem among teenagers and can be just as harmful or worse than the physical or face-to-face variety.
As dosomething.org, a website for teens and social change, notes,
“The psychological and emotional outcomes of cyber-bullying are similar
to real-life bullying outcomes, except for the reality that with cyber
bullying there is often no escape. School ends at 3 p.m., while the
Internet is available all the time.”
The site adds that “90 per cent of victims will not inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse.”
It’s a disturbing statistic, because the toll bullying takes on kids
isn’t something that will just go away if you turn off your computer or
“A Jewish school should have a Jewish soul. It should be a place
where all members of the community are treated with dignity and respect.
A child who excels in Hebrew, Bible and Talmud but routinely teases and
embarrasses classmates has failed to receive a proper Jewish
Read more at http://www.cjnews.com/health/cyber-bullying-confronting-persistent-problem for the whole article.