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Kidzworld needs YOU to fight cyber bullying

Jul 13, 2011

Recently Facebook and Time Warner announced a giant campaign to fight cyber bullying and here at Kidzworld, we’re thrilled! More companies need to realize that the web, while a fun place for kids to chat and interact, can also be a dangerous place

This list is compiled from CyberBullying.us and has some very shocking statistics:

Youth Cyber Bullying Statistics

The following statistics are adapted from the youth research compiled at CyberBullying.us:

  • 33 percent of youth have been victimized by cyber bullying.
  • Among this percentage, being ignored and disrespected were the most common forms of cyber bullying.
  • The primary cyber bullying location where victimizing occurs is in chat rooms (56 percent).
  • Following chat rooms, 49 percent are victimized via instant message and 28 percent via e-mail.
  • 34 percent of youth who are bullied feel frustrated, 30 percent angry and 22 percent feel sad.
  • Oddly, because many studies show that females often deal with harder situations by becoming sad, this particular study suggests that females feel much angrier than males about being cyber-bullied.
  • 41 percent of victims do not tell anyone in their off-screen lives about their abuse, but 38 percent did tell an online friend.
  • The situation only improved for 19 percent of victims when they did tell someone about the bullying.
  • 17 percent admitted to bullying another individual online.
  • Of the offenders interviewed most considered it fun or instructive; such as a way to strengthen their victims.
  • More than half of study participants feel that cyber bullying is as bad, or worse, as bullying in real life.

We take your safety very seriously, and we want each and every one of you to do the same for one another. Bullying hurts, period. And cyber bullying is getting worse and worse as every day. Not sure what cyber bullying is? Well it is "when the Internet, cell phones or other devices are used to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person". Hurting or embarrassing each other isn’t fun, right? It also isn’t fun to be the one being hurt of embarrassed. Help us put a STOP to that! You’ve done great jobs sharing your experiences and knowledge about bullying, helping each other when someone asks for help, and we love that and want that to continue. But even beyond that, we want you to be really careful about what you say to one another, in your online and offline lives.

So Kidzworlders, help us make cyber bullying history and keep using Kidzworld the way it is meant to be, a safe, fun place where you can chat with other kids all over the world, play games, do quizzes, learn about celebrities and share what it’s like to be a kid!

Huge thanks and high fives,

The KW Team

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ultragirlygamer
Im homeschooled so I don't get to meet very many people but we have a homeschool group thing and in it was this guy I liked he always was trying to make me laugh and the first time I wore makeup he said something about it. Me and his sister are like best friends and when I told her I liked him she got really excited and said she thought he might like me but im still not sure. But next year they are not going to be attending the group at that was the only place I ever saw them. We might have a sleepover someday but until then all I can do is wonder
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Austin312
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Austin312 posted in Friends:
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lolsushimon
lolsushimon posted in Friends:
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zootie718
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