It is no secret that bullying has become a serious issue, and parents, school officials and students in California are attending a two-day event in San Mateo to learn all about bullying, according the Burlingame Patch.
One of the main issues addressed at the two-day event was Facebook and other social media sites and how parents and adults may not be as tech-savvy as their children. If this is the case, parents need to become educated to ensure there is no bullying. Especially because this may not be a perspective Facebook employees have.
"The average age of employees at Facebook is 26, and things done at Facebook are not done with the perspective of a parent or an adult," attendee Linda Fogg Phillips told the news source.
Cyberbullying in of itself has become a growing issue, as students are able to hide behind technology and do not suffer the same immediate consequences as a student who is bullying another while at school.
According to Stop Cyberbullying, there are two types of cyberbullying – when the bully addresses the individual directly or uses a bunch of people to partake in the bullying.