For Early Childhood
Early childhood often marks the first opportunity for young children to interact with each other. Between the ages of 3 and 5, kids are learning how to get along with each other, cooperate, share, and understand their feelings. Young children may be aggressive and act out when they are angry or don’t get what they want, but this is not bullying. Still, there are ways to help children.
Also Young Adults
Young Adults Behaviors that are traditionally considered bullying among school-aged youth often require new attention and strategies in young adults and college students. Many of these behaviors are considered crimes under state and federal law and may trigger serious consequences after the age of 18.
The effects of Cyberbullying (Kids who are bullied and who bully others)
- Hurt feelings
- Sadness, anxiety, depression, anger, shame, fear
- Frustration, low-self esteem, trust issues, poor academic performance, suicide
- Bullying others, abuse alcohol, get into fights, vandalize property, drop out of school
Why is cyberbullying so hurtful?
Cyberbullying is more harmful than face-to-face bullying for many reasons;
Permanence: the insults, comments or images can be preserved by the person who was bullied or by others so that the victim may read and view them over and over again and the harm is re-inflicted with each reading.
Audience: many young people are their friends or family members that are able to view the damaging material increases the victim’s humiliation.
Social networking: social network sites such as, Facebook, and Snapchat. The speed at which harmful messages can reach larger audiences also play the role to damage the victim.