Cyber bullying

By Wilmie van Tonder (Social Worker and Family Therapist)

I often hear about cybercrime, and learn about the effects it has on its victims but up until a few weeks ago I was totally ignorant about the general involvement of minors in these horrific acts. It was on the show of a famous talk show host that I first heard the words “sexting” and “cyber bullying”. She talked to teenagers that were deeply involved, but truly showed no remorse. What actually shocked me to my core was their parents’ response: ignorance. Many of them knew about this, but failed to take real action. Like me, they had no idea of the magnitude of the situation their children were involved in.

This month we are going to take a look at cyber bullying and if nothing else, create awareness.


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