The Problem of Cyber-Bullying

By Deane Barker on March 7, 2005

Schoolyard bullies get nastier online: This is a really harsh article about what goes on with some adolescents and the Web. I was on the wrong end of a lot of bullying when I was a kid, and it bothers me to know it’d be worse with the Web. It was bad enough without it.

Cyberbullies, mostly ages 9 to 14, are using the anonymity of the Web to mete out pain without witnessing the consequences. […] Many victims don’t tell their parents, out of fear they’ll be barred from using the Internet, Aftab and others say.