Cyber bullying a serious problem

 SMTV Desk 2018-10-07 13:41:43  Cyberbullying,NORC,MTV,Matty Nev Luby
Cyber bullying a serious problem

Teens and young adults say cyberbullying is a serious problem for people their age, but most don t think they ll be the ones targeted for digital abuse.

That s according to a new poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV, which also finds that about half of both young people and their parents view social media as having a mostly negative effect on the younger generation.

Fifteen-year-old Matty Nev Luby said she s learned to navigate Instagram and other social media apps by brushing aside the anonymous bullies. "When I see a really mean comment about my appearance or something I did, if someone said that to me online, it means nothing to me, but if I pictured someone I know saying that, I would be really upset," Luby said.

Thanks to block option in facebook and other communication platforms we can halt if anyone is harassing and get to safe zone.