There has been quite a bit of media directed toward the recent cyber bullying incidences. People have committed suicide because of it. It’s definitely a problem.
I was watching a segment on the news – and their suggestion was to teach our children to not cyber bully.
An insight from Identity Formation would probably consider that a waste of time – or maybe a bit pedagogically ineffective. The insight from Identity Formation would be much more effective is to help children realize that these are projected identities. Cyber bullies can only attack a projected identity. If a child can realized that it is simply a projected identity and not who they truly are, that would nullify anything any cyber bully can say. We can teach our children to value who they are – not what a cyber bully says about them. In the long run, building people up will have much longer lasting effects – Train up a child in the way they should go – not in the way that should not be.