The connections between my posts here and the general subject tend to get a bit weak. However, here’s an article:
For the kids, the main cyberbullying seems to be split into two groups – the male-dominated gamers (don’t get me started with all that Gamergate faggotry) and the horrific girl-on-girl viciousness.
Emily Berrington (already mentioned in this blog) sort of sums it up here:
‘I found teenage girls very difficult for a few years. While some people suffered from more obvious types of bullying – physical or verbal, I struggled more with the psychological power girls had over each other. I remember times when I’d go into school and not know whether I would be the one out of favour that day, where people would be whispering or talking about me, or I’d be excluded in subtle ways. There was a huge amount of bitching going on a lot of the time, rumours spread, and people being left out. Although on the surface it didn’t look like much it was incredibly hurtful and damaging to self-esteem.’