Cyberbullying is an alarming issue in society the world over and British Columbia is no exception. Bullying is purposeful behaviour directed at someone to cause distress or inflict harm, mentally or physically. Cyberbullying is the use of any computing or mobile device to perform this intimidation. In today’s connected world, this type of bullying is fast, direct, and gains momentum easily. Although anyone is vulnerable, such behaviour is especially prevalent amongst young people. Incidentally, cyberbullying often impacts young victims in serious, even fatal ways. Bullies often believe they are humourous or “doing it just for fun.” They fail to recognize the lasting and potent harm they are causing.
Learn how you can educate cyberbullies and help victims recognize these vicious attacks.
Cyberbullying Focus (TELUS WISE)
Let’s Discuss Cyberbullying (video, TELUS WISE)
How can you make a difference during Bullying Awareness Week (Carol Todd, Amanda Todd’s mother, TELUS WISE)