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Are Jerks The Future of The Internet? *INFOGRAPHIC*

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February 1st, 2012

Do you consider yourself a bully? Have you ever accused someone of over-reacting or being "dramatic" after leaving a Facebook comment, purely as a joke? You may be considered a cyberbully. Developmentally at the age of two, a child can develop bullying traits if they lack basic language skills. Now with social media as an avenue for hateful acts, and a trigger for suicide (which is more common than you might think), the age-old question still stands: is it nature, or nurture? 33.2 million teens in America are using social media platforms like Twitter. 90% of them are on Facebook - and 15% of those Facebook users have been targets of online "meanness". This infographic highlights bullies on the internet, and most specifically, social media.

Cyber Bullying and Social Media
Created by: Online Counseling Degrees

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