As children become more immersed in social media, their likelihood of being cyber-bullied increases dramatically. A staggering 54% of young people on Facebook report that they have been cyber-bullied according to Nobullying.com. Twitter and Youtube also have large amounts of cyber-bullying occurrences.
Common forms of social media cyber-bullying include spreading rumors, threatening and hurtful message posting, and uploading unflattering or sexually suggestive pictures of others. Many cyber-bullies think that their activities are funny and ignore the damage that they are causing to others.