Cyber bullying is a form of bullying that takes place online. Cyber bullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass or target another person.

However, kids and young adult are immune from bullying even in their homes where they are supposed to be comfortable and relieved.

Parents claim that “it’s hard to tell when to intervene” this is as a result of this age and time, it’s difficult to tell when a child is being bullied and when parents or guardians find out their ward is being cyber bullied it is therefore, advisable to take away their technology and carry out safety measures they see fit to protect the child`s sanity.

Statistics have shown that more than one in three teens have experienced cyber bullying and very few tell their parents or the police. We`ve heard of cases where unknown accounts are created on social media platform just to troll a person and if it usually aimed at a teen who is oblivious of cyber bullying , or young adult might fall into depression and all sort of disorders or problems.

To prevent these kids from being bullied, there should be awareness on the issues. Therefore, children and young adults should also be told to report when someone bullies them. Since bullying is no longer confined to just the school environment, it can go on for twenty four hours a day and seven days a week.  But being aware of cyber bullying can help a great deal, it should be a topic taken in schools.

Adeniyi Titilopemi writes from the Department of Mass Communication, Babcock University, Ogun State.


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