“People often say it’s harder than ever to be a kid nowadays. Putting aside the Industrial Revolution era of widespread child labour, this argument seems to be a valid one when comparing what kids go through today to what my generation went through twenty and thirty years ago. Certainly, we had our hardships growing up in the 1980s and 90s, but all of those hardships seem to be amplified for today’s kids.
One significant change that modern kids have, that kids of my generation lacked, is the Internet. Now, the Internet can be wonderful, lovely, and just all around awesome. Unfortunately, it can also be used as a sinister platform for malicious ghoulies to abuse so they can hide behind the anonymity to launch vicious attacks on others. Bullying has always been around, and it isn’t a new thing by any means, but the Internet has begun a new phase of harassment with Cyber-Bullying.
However, the light at the end of the tunnel is that the Internet also has the power of healing while it instantaneously connects people across the globe. Here are 5 of the best sites for victims of bullying, friends of victims, and parents to access help through information, mentors, and peer counselors:”