Word for The Day: Cyberbullying
It has been some time since I have addressed the word; cyberbullying.
In 2006 and 2008, teenagers were the victims of cyberbullying in Missouri. Those incidents brought attention to the lack of laws to punish the criminals having damaging effects on the lives of others.
Today, there are about 45 states that have laws in their State's to legally address this crime. Before the cyberbullying laws were put into place, teenagers got the word out among their peers to stop being cruel.
So, here it is 2021, and cyberbullying is widespread among adults especially when politics has a voice in this abuse utilizing tech instruments and social media platforms.
Arkansas is one of the states that has a cyberbullying law (Ark. Code Ann. § 5-41-108.) Is it time for adults to wake-up and realize that it is not just young people that utilize their devices (internet, social media, phones, letters and gaming) that causes harm to others?