Blogger: Faceless Nature Of Social Media Points To Need To Address Causes Of Bullying


In a blog entry for The Nation (5/9) website, New York City-based Stuyvesant High School junior and member of the Anti Bullying Leadership Network Kumaran Chanthrakumar addressed “the combination of social media and bullying that ends in tragedy.” Chanthrakumar said that because social media has allowed bullying to “bypass and escape parents and school officials,” it has become “essential that middle school and high school officials work with student leaders in their respective schools to understand the causes of bullying, how it spreads through social media, and how to find solutions so that the victims of bullying and even the bullies themselves can have a more enjoyable school experience, leading to happier and more productive lives.”