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Is cyberbullying still on the rise?

3 years ago

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Tom Baker writer
Tom Baker Staff Writer Derby, UK
Despite all our best efforts to keep kids safe online cyberbullying is still rife, according to a report by ChildLine.
In 2013 the charity saw a 87% rise in contacts about cyberbullying, with further increase in calls about depressive feeling and actions. Not only that, but there's been a lot more reports of racist bullying than the previous year.
James Diamond, one of our e-safety experts, has written before on whether anything can be done about the seemingly unstoppable rise of online bullying. Suggested solutions have varied from making the very act a crime to letting kids sort it out amongst themselves.
Bullying is serious, and difficult both for the children and parents involved. ChildLine founder Esther Ranzen echoes some of the best advice with seen on over the past year and a bit: 'It's so important that we support children to talk about issues and look out for signs that they're not able to cope. No matter how hard pressed we are, we must commit to giving children time and space to talk about their lives.' 
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Олег Кияшко
Олег Кияшко Don't mind my display name >.< Kyiv, Ukraine

I think that it already has risen. We need just to take it down and always be nice online. We need to stop being mean to everyone, even if the person violates rules. Only in such lovely community there will be huge hope for peace.

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