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Virtual bullying may occur in many school environments

On Behalf of | Mar 12, 2023 | Bullying and Abuse |

Many schools may use various types of technology to aid in teaching kids and helping them prepare for the future. While access to technology can be beneficial in numerous ways, sometimes there may also be certain risks involved, especially if faculty members and staff do not properly monitor activities and behaviors. Virtual bullying remains an issue in many school environments and the presence of such issues could have a devastating impact on the lives of kids in California.  

Types of virtual bullying 

Cyberbullying can occur under a multitude of scenarios and can have a detrimental impact on a youth’s life. Such behavior may arise when others use access to technology to spread false and harmful rumors about another person to embarrass or humiliate this party. Even if such acts are intended to be jokes, the outcome thereof could cause a young individual to experience various hardships in life. 

Acts of virtual bullying may also stem from attempts to intimidate or harass another person, or may even stem from issues such as cyberstalking. Outing is another type of virtual bullying in which another party may access a youth’s private information and share it with others via online sources. Items shared in this way may range anywhere from pictures and messages that were intended to be kept private and when these things are made public, the outcome could lead to embarrassment or cause a youth to experience taunting or harassing behaviors. 

Where to turn 

When youths experience challenges stemming from virtual bullying at school, parents in California may face an understandable desire for answers on how to protect against such issues. Fortunately, there are attorneys who can evaluate the situation a person is facing and provide much-needed insight on the best course of action to take. An attorney can help a client prepare to take the proper steps to safeguard his or her child’s well-being and provide insight on how to mitigate the risks of similar issues in the future.