I don’t blame her. During her time, internet was not something 10 year olds had much access to and even if they did it was to play games. Now kids play games, read articles and books, chat with their friends and stream videos online.
Being bullied is not a new subject, but how it is being done has changed traumatically the past 10 years, and a big part of that is social media.
“With the media presence, you can be bullied online and literally it can affect you. I have seen one student that will go from one school will go all the way to school in Odessa and everyone at that school knows too because it’s all connected through social media,” said Lewis Busbee, MA, LPC, with Lewis Busbee Family Therapy.
The National Center for Education and Bureau of Justice Statistics show that 28% Of U.S students in Middle grade have been bullied.
High school shows to be no different, 20% of U.S Students have been bullied.
But, now there is a change in society students can’t just leave it at school, the problem follows them home and while they are sleeping.
At a time when there are several reports of data loss and cybercrimes, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan on Thursday said a central equipment identity register was being set up to keep a check on false or duplicate SIM cards and mobiles. The Indian government has been one of the most proactive and in the past four-five months, several initiatives have been taken to improve cyber security, she said.
Adding, “A Botnet centres has already been set up, the NCCC is getting operational, the sectoral CERT framework is getting drawn up. In terms of telecom security, we are looking at network security. We are auditing telecom service providers.”
The telecom secretary said the global community needed to do more in terms of supporting national governments with more resources and greater collaboration when they have intelligence about cyber crime. She said the openness of internet had a
Since returning to the public life after a Vanity Fair interview in 2014, Monica Lewinsky has become a vocal anti-bullying advocate, and in particular fighting online harassment. This week the 40-year-old, in conjunction with US ad agency BBDO New York and Dini von Mueffling Communications, debuted a new anti-bullying public service announcement, In Real Life, which features actors reacting to the harassment and cyber bullying they have witnessed.
“It’s a stab in the gut. A punch. Someone hammering you on the head,” she told Glamour magazine of her experience of bullying in a recent interview.