Certain types of cyberbullying can be considered crimes.
Many kids and teens who are cyberbullied don't want to tell a teacher or parent, often because they feel ashamed of the social stigma or fear that their computer privileges will be taken away at home.
Even sending email or leaving a voicemail can seem old-school to them.
Their knowledge of the digital world can be intimidating to parents.
In some studies, more than half of the teens surveyed said that they've experienced abuse through social and digital media.
For starters, most kids use technology differently than we do.Severe, long-term, or frequent cyberbullying can leave both victims and bullies at greater risk for anxiety, depression, and other stress-related disorders.In some rare but highly publicized cases, some kids have turned to suicide.Some kids report that a fake account, webpage, or online persona has been created with the sole intention to harass and bully. The impersonal nature of text messages, IMs, and emails make it very hard to detect the sender's tone — one person's joke could be another's hurtful insult.
Nevertheless, a repeated pattern of emails, texts, and online posts is rarely accidental.They're playing games online and sending texts on their phones at an early age, and most teens have devices that keep them constantly connected to the Internet.