It’s nice to be nice. Unfortunately, we sometimes don’t live up to this standard.
According to Saskatchewan’s Action Plan to Address Bullying and Cyberbullying, 30% of students reported that they cyberbullied another student. The Red Cross found that about 40% of people aged 12-18 have been cyberbullied.
But the news is not all bad. The Red Cross also found that 71% of people who have witnessed cyberbullying have intervened. In other words, people are willing to do something about cyberbullying.
This issue of The PLEA will build our understandings about cyberbullying. What is cyberbullying? What are its consequences? How can we help stop it? Knowing these things will set everyone on a path to be nicer to each other.