Cyber-bullying is a huge problem for many teens in Maine. Most adults don’t know the true facts about cyber-bullying, or just how serious it really is.

According to information I found on the Web, nearly 35 percent of all kids have been threatened online, and almost one in five have had it happen more than once. Also, nine out of every 10 middle school students have had their feelings hurt by something posted online. That information was on the same website.

The number of teens being cyber-bullied is unacceptable. I know that it’s hard to stop, but that is just a challenge that we have to be willing to take on. No one deserves to be bullied.

The Sun Journal should do something because it is a local newspaper. It would be helpful if the Sun Journal could help to inform readers about the problem. It could help to make a big difference for many teens.

Justin MacLeod, student, Auburn Middle School


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