Online Chat Bullies
Chatting and instant messaging are the most popular forms of communication among teenagers. If you are on someones buddy list, it is similar to being accepted in the social group they are in. This is something that many cyber bullies use to exploit their victims.
They will do it by creating a fake screen name that is similar to their victims and start messaging the victims friends and saying “hey it is me, I had to change my screen name”. before you know it, all of the victims friends are adding that new screen name to their buddy list.
What can happen next is not uncommon and most likely happens more then people realize. The cyber bully will start messaging their friends and spread lies about anything that would make the victim look bad.
The bully hops on AIM and messages a good friend of the victim and starts to tell that person they are using drugs and wanted to know if they were interested in trying drugs too.
Obviously this kind of statement can ruin a friendship, but it can also cause legal headaches for parents because the child that was told that in chat could tell their parents, or a school teacher, or even the police.
All of this because a cyber bully decided to ruin your child’s good standing among their peers.
In many cases if you talk to the bullies’ parents about what is happening, the issue will resolve itself, but if necessary you will have the ability to print out the recorded events and provide them to your local law enforcement agency, or your child’s school guidance counselor.
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Is online bullying fun?
Cyber bullying may seem like a fun thing for the person that is doing the bullying, but this most likely leaves the victim feeling isolated and depressed. As a parent you need to take every possible action to prevent this kind of behavior affecting your child’s life.
Is cyber bullying a group effort?
In many instances cyber bullying can be a group effort. It may be initiated by one person, but before too long there are others that take it upon themselves to intimidate the victim. This can often leave a child feeling very "small" when a group of bullies are on the prowl.
Learn what to do
With proper planning, talking to your children about cyber bullying is not as difficult as you may think. In fact, taking the first steps to resolving or discovering this kind of activity will diminish the chances that they will encounter it in the first place.
"When bullying is done over the Internet you think you can get away with it because you don't see the emotional reaction as if it were done face to face. You don't see the person crying and being upset. So it is much easier to be more mean and hurtful. When I received those e-mails It took me long to recover but thank to my Mom who found out right on time I'm back to being my self."
- Victim of Cyber Bullying