Cyberbullying: How Bullies Have Moved From the Playground to the Web

by Guest Contributor on July 9, 2012

Infographics are a powerful new tool that have taken the Web by storm as an effective way to get important and often alarming information across. OnlineCollege.org has shared this one with BBSJ. We thank Jen Rhee for the submission.

Over the past decade, the world of learning and education has become steadily more immersed in the technology available to our modern society. From elementary school students using laptops in class, to collegiate learning taking place online, students are plugging in, signing on, and becoming ever more engaged in the digital and cyber world. While the tight-knit relationship between education and technology has afforded some incredible learning opportunities, like in the burgeoning world of online college educations, as technology penetrates younger and younger demographics, certain social problems become apparent: Namely, cyberbullying.

The frequency with which kids and teens are being bullied online has risen at an alarming rate, and with the spread of technology has come a growth spurt in rates of adolescent depression and even suicide. Kids are gaining access to cell phones, social media, and general communication platforms at ever earlier ages, and when this access is used to harm rather than help, the consequences can be dire. As today’s generation is spending more time learning and interacting online, it’s especially important to tackle these social issues before they progress further and carry into college and adult life. The following infographic examines the extreme prevalence of cyberbullying at many ages, as well as the frightening way it may impact adolescents if people don’t begin to speak out against it.

Cyberbullying Infographic
Source: Accredited Online Colleges

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