Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I-Internet Abuse and Bullying

nternet Abuse and Bullying

Internet abuse and bullying is a major issues among teens. It can do lasting harm to young people.

Internet bullying can include sending threats, spreading rumors, posting harmful messages, pretending to be someone else, and so much more.

Here are some characters from YA books on internet and cyberbullying.

Claire from Tweet Heart by Elizabeth Rudnick is a #hopelessromantic and she can't believe it when when her dream guy starts following her on Twitter. She never thought he noticed her, and suddenly he seems to understand her better than almost anyone. But things get complicated when Claire realizes she’s falling for someone else, the last person she ever would have expected….

Three 16 year old girls from TTYl by Lauren Myracle experience some of the typical pitfalls of adolescence: boys, queen-bee types, a flirty teacher, beer, crazy parents, and more.

Madison MacDonald from Top 8 by Katie Finn is a 16 year old girl from Putnam, CT. Status: single. About Me: Everything in my life was working out. I had my three best friends, a brand-new boyfriend, and the lead in the school play. Aside from that history paper I hadn't started, things felt perfect...Until.

Don't Forget about the power of three!!!

Head over to Moxie Writers for more on the YA cause/tough issue and organizations that help.

Head over to Susan Oloier's site for a song and lyrics that pertain to today's issue.

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