Lately, the news about how social media is creating a haven for cruelty especially among kids prompted me to write a post. I was fortunate enough to get a writing gig on Huffington Post! Thanks Rashida! So I decided that my first article would be about Cyberbullying Hits Home.
This is a personal story and one that had (thankfully) a positive ending. There was no emotional turmoil and the bullying ended as quickly as it began. But other kids have not been so lucky. As a mother, I would hope that I could always protect my children from anything or anyone that would dare to harm them. These days, their own home cannot shield the hurtful words, picture or videos that penetrate our walls via this world wide web. As much as good has come out of social networking, an equal and more harmful poison has threatened the emotional livelihoods of our own children. The net allows bullies to hide behind its veil of anonymity and torture others without consequence. They now come in droves, not in groups.
I digress…. Please read this article if you are a parent.
Next week November 14-18 is Anti-Bullying Awareness Week. I’ll be posting another article on What’s Your Tech. Please look out for it! cheers!