Every second, six people in the US start using the internet for the very first time. It’s a worldwide system with more than half a billion users, according to Troy University. The problem is that some of those lurking in cyberspace are predators and bullies.
“On Ask, I was being told not to come back to Russell County, that people didn’t like me,” said McKayla Chavez, an eighth grade student at Russell County Middle School.
The ordeal was traumatizing for Chavez. “I told my mom about it. She was pretty much coaching me through it, just ignore it, and don’t entertain it,” she says.
The bullying, McKayla explained, “finally stopped.”
Her classmate Caleb Alexander had a different experience online, but one that’s very prevalent for young people.