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that over 20% of young people in schools who are between the ages of 11 and 19 have

been bullied through this form of bullying (Staffordshire, n.d). The children in the schools
today are growing up in a different technological world that is very different from that of
the adults. They have experienced information and technological developments that
they are now using to evolve the bullying practice. The environment in the technological
world is becoming threatening and is creating anxiety among the children. They are
misusing the technology especially the mobile and internet to bully others. Over 22% of
young people have been reported to carry out cyber bullying (Digizen, n.d). They are
able to carry out the whole practice remaining anonymous to the victim. This form of
bullying has made it possible for the bullies to carry out the practice at any time or place
(Digizen, n.d).

Effects of Bullying

There are various consequences that are seen to arise from the practice of bullying.
Students who are seen to bully others tend to carry the practice out of school and they
tend to get involved in criminal activities and they experience a lot of legal trouble in
their adulthood. They maintain this behavior even in the workplaces negatively affecting
their ability to develop relationships that are positive. A study has proven that 60% of
the students who were bullies when they were in grade 6-9 were convicted of a crime by
the age of 24 (Banks, 1997). The bullies are also prone other problematic behaviors
such as smoking, alcohol, and drug abuse.