Some may say that the younger generations and teens are the main issue when it comes to cyberbullying. However, it’s becoming more and more clear that cyberbullying is not just a teenage problem, it’s a problem amongst all age groups. In the article, “Cyberbullying on the Rise, on Campus,” author Edward A. Brown discusses instances across the United States where men and women over the age of 40 have been convicted due to situations that prospered after bullying others online.
Of course everyone likes to think that cyberbullying grows in middle school and ends by the time you graduate high school, but it doesn’t. Cyberbullying is real and is a problem that has continued to harm many. So how is cyberbullying relevant on college campuses?
Teachers and professors often find themselves on popular websites such as Facebook or RateMyProfessor.com where students are bashing there teaching habits, personality or even style. You’d think college students would have better things to do in their spare time, but writing these mean online messages trumps all other priorities.
Whether in middle school, high school, college, or in a professional workplace there will always be rumors and gossip circulating which leads to cyberbullying. It’s very important to keep an open mind when it comes to cyberbullying. Anyone can be a bully behind a computer screen, it doesn’t matter what age they may be. It’s important to always remain the bigger person and never stoop down to the level of someone who will intentionally try to hurt you.