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Stop Cyber Bullying Now

Petition published by Nicole on May 28, 2008
183 Signatures 
Target: Cyber Bullies on Myspace, Facebook, and other social sites.

Petition Background (Preamble):

The issue of bullying has come up in many places. For example, the workplace, school, and now more than ever, online. cyber bullying has reached a peak and has driven some to the extreme:
In October of 2006, young 13-year-old, Megan Meier commited suicide a result, her parents say, of cyber bullying. Cyber Bullying Statistics

~42% of kids have been bullied while online. 1 in 4 have had it happen more than once.

~35% of kids have been threatened online. Nearly 1 in 5 have had it happen more than once.

~21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mail or other messages.

~58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out of 10 say it has happened more than once.

~53% of kids admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online. More than 1 in 3 have done it more than once.

~58% have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online.

(Based on 2004 i-SAFE survey of 1,500 students grades 4-8)
[Facts from isafe.org ]
I am not the only one that wants this issue abolished, there are many more out there, so step forward and show you care. Check out my myspace at the following link:


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Petition:

We, the undersigned, feel that bullying has become a problem affecting any age, any race, any gender. It needs to stop.

One should be able to turn on his/her computer without cringing from the stinging insults hurled at them through comments and messages. Cyber Bullying needs to be stopped, NOW.

The Stop Cyber Bullying Now petition to Cyber Bullies on Myspace, Facebook, and other social sites. was written by Nicole and is in the category Internet at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: , , , ,

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