London, UK (PRWEB) December 15, 2013
With all the websites that offer the opportunity to play with people from around the world, every child can find something that appeals to their interests. Every time a child is exposed to other children online, though, the risk of cyber bullying increases as well. NoBullying.com raises the question on the rise of bullying in online games in an article released today.
According the article, as many as 21 percent of children between the ages of eight and 11 have been cyber bullied, with about 27 percent of those experiencing it while playing online games.
The article lists types of online games where one could get bullied, it also lists types of online gaming bullies and how to steer away from them or respond if you are being bullied by one of them.
The article raises awareness on the role of “Griefers”, which is the term given to people who use online games to target children and engage in aggressive behavior outside the parameters of the game, including sending threatening or harassing messages. Some of these “Griefers” will use the excuse of simply “playing the game,” while really using the game as a way to cyber bully other players.
Macartan Mulligan, Co-Founder of NoBullying.com, said, “While it is quite a good thing that many people from different parts of the world are taking an interest in learning about cyber bullying, we at NoBullying.com look forward to the day where it is a thing of the past. We want to end this epidemic once and for all through education and kindness.”
He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and off line. According to Mulligan, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.
NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and Bullying Quotes.
The website makes a habit of updating its bullying statistics and cyberbullying statistics regularly because it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is.
He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always reach out to the team of NoBullying and they will be given advice on how to stand up to bullying or protect themselves online.
The founders of the website hope that viewers can truly learn about bullying definition as well as school bullying and workplace bullying and put a serious effort to making it stop by education and caution and not by violence. NoBullying.com is not a mere website but an actual movement against bullying.