How Cyberbullying Is Different From The Bullying You Remember

Originally published at: https://www.bark.us/blog/how-cyberbullying-is-different/

Parents can probably relate to arguments they’ve seen online played out in the comments section of a social media post. They quickly devolve into stressful, hurtful and pointed attacks — and these are adults! Imagine being a child and having access to the same platforms and technology, but without the life experience and emotional maturity to handle disagreements and roiling tempers. Now, add into the mix the traditional elements of childhood bullying. The result is a recipe for disaster, and probably very unlike what you experienced growing up. The emotional and confrontational core may be the same. But cyberbullying gets…