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The Internet's Most Wanted: The Bully

The Bully. No one is immune to online harassment.  No matter what your age, race or religion – you can quickly fall victim to vicious keystrokes within seconds. According to a Cox Communications Survey, 81 percent of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person.  This makes sense since cowards use the easy way of not facing their victims through a screen – whether it is a cellphone or computer. About58 percentof kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out 10 say it has happened more than once. 90 percentof teens who have seen social media bullying say they have ignored it. 84 percent have seen others tell cyberbullies to stop. Only1 in 10 victimswill inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse, this needs to turn around.  When a child holds this emotional pain inside of them, it can come out in many different negative ways such as sadness, withdrawn from family and friends, failing grades, loneliness, etc. W…