The Internet does not Increase Bullying

Via Scoop.itThe eLearning Site

Cyberbullying’s recent emergence in the public conversation has given way to deeper discussions about how youths interact with the Internet and each other. But according to Danah Boyd, a leading researcher on youths and social media, it’s also brought many misconceptions about what the real risks to teens are online. The Internet doesn’t increase bullying, Boyd says, but attitudes toward it increase the fear and misunderstanding about what teens are exposed to.

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