First of all I want to say thank you to those of you who have joined the group so far. I really appreciate your help and support in getting this idea off the ground.
If any of you could, and I know a few of you have already, but could you mention this group in your next journal or news post? I'll be putting up a journal today. You may not think much of it after reading this... But I've been doing some research and here's the facts:
REASONS WE NEED TO TAKE ACTION
- 90% of young victims do not inform adults of online bullying issues
- Girls are twice as likely to experience cyberbullying
- In the US the National Centres For Disease Control estimates that 16% of teens contemplate suicide before graduation
- Over 40% of all UK High School children have been bullied online and one in four have suffered repeated incidents
- The American Academy of Paediatrics calls cyberbullying the â€œmost common online risk for all teensâ€
- Cyberbullying can lead to depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, self-harming, social isolation and, in the worst cases, suicide.
These statistics are pretty shocking, and if we can spread the word about this safe haven then maybe we can help some of the victims in these statistics.
5 years ago