SAN ANTONIO — We’ve spent a lot of time this month talking about bullying.
It’s not a new topic. Bullying is a part of growing up in a lot of ways, but it’s more intense these days.
Former Alamo Heights student David Molak killed himself because he was constantly bullied at school and online.
We talked to another teen who has been bullied and a counselor who spends a lot of time talking to children like him and showed us the resources available for parents and kids…
One the Web:
Bully no more
Beat bullying with confidence
What Is Cyberbullying?
The Cyberbullying Research Center (CRC) defines cyberbullying as a “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.” Thus, in order for someone’s actions to be considered cyberbullying, they must be:
»Occur more than once,
»Cause harm to someone else (whether actual or perceived), and
»Be conducted via a technologically-based source.
It is the fourth element—the technological source—that distinguishes cyberbullying from other types of bullying, some of which include physical, verbal, and sexual.