How Teens Use Instagram to Cyberbully Others

Originally published at: https://www.bark.us/blog/teens-use-instagram-cyberbully-others/

Cyberbullying is a rising concern, and it’s one that typically has no real legal repercussions – especially among minors. The best way to prevent the consequences of cyberbullying, like depression and sometimes even suicide, is to understand how and why kids do it. Here are some of the ways teens use Instagram to cyberbully others, and a look at why bullying happens. 1. Create Fake Accounts to Impersonate Their Targets Some kids create fake Instagram accounts, called “finstas”, to impersonate their targets. It’s simple enough to do, especially if those victims regularly post photos to other social media sites (ie.…