By: Amanda Mora/ Staff Writer
Cyber-bullying is a type of bullying that takes place online. Nearly 43% of kids between the ages of 11-18 have been a victim of cyber-bullying and 1 in 4 of those kids have had it happen to them more than once.
Cyber-bullying causes psychological, emotional, and physical stress. Kids who are cyber-bullied could very likely go into a state of depression. Some kids are bullied to such an extreme that result in the use of drugs,alcohol, skipping school, and letting go of their grades. Violence is also a possible outcome in some bullying cases.
Cyber-bullying is also illegal but there is not much the police can do about it unless the child is being threatened. Most schools also have a strict no bullying policy and if they find out someone is being cyber-bullied they will do everything in their power to try and stop it. In most cases the bully is suspended.
They might also change who they are to try and make other people like them. A few mean comments can change someone’s life forever. Even one little comment made about something someone is insecure about can stick with someone for a lifetime.