This is Sarah. She may look like a nice girl, but Sarah has a huge secret. She is a cyberbully. Many teens around the world face cyberbullying every day, and this problem has only grown with technology.
Sarah is very popular at school. She has many friends and has a 4.0 grade average. You would never expect her to be mean to anyone.
But every day after school, Sarah goes on her anonymous Instagram. Calling people names and being mean, Sarah is considered a cyberbully. No matter what you may think, cyberbullies are everywhere. This problem is the root of much teenage depression and anxiety, so the best solution is to eliminate this form of bullying.
Sarah doesn't realize her words hurt actual people, many cyberbullies don't understand they're speaking to real people around the world.
"You are ugly and dumb"
But when Sarah was reported for cyberbullying, she finally understood the damage she was doing. With a week-long suspension and confiscation of electronic devices, Sarah learned her lesson. The best solution to this problem is awareness. Parents and schools have to put down rules and consequences to bullying. Kids and Teens should feel comfortable to talk to someone when they are facing a problem. Clubs and even classes on bullying might solve this problem.
Sarah decides to start being respectful and nice to her classmates and online. Because of this, she gains many new friends at school. The results of a bully-free environment are truly amazing. Kids are kind to each other, they work together, and students feel safe to go to school and learn.
Hey Jeremy! How are you today? I hope you ace that Spanish test!