An article from my local colleague Ron Van de Holt on Cyber Bullying:
There’s a growing awareness and recognition that cyber bullying is prevalent and growing issue in regards to children and adolescents. Cyber bullying often occurs via social media and can have a very negative impact on the victim. Cyber bullying has been linked to mental illness issues and in the most extreme cases, suicide.Primary and secondary schools in the UK have specific policies to raise awareness of cyber bullying and procedures to intervene when specific cases are revealed. The difficulty is that most cyber bullying occurs outside school hours, but it’s during school that a person is forced to be in close proximity to their abuser.

Bullying in any form must be condemned outright. Bullying can cause significant emotional harm with long term repercussions, therefore early intervention is vital.