According to Jim Gibson of the Victoria Times, cyber-bullying is in deed on the rise.

In a recent article Jim sites the New York’s Mediamark Research and Intelligence ( which reported cellphone use by children has increased by 68 per cent since 2005.   An estimated 36.1 per cent of 10-and 11-year-olds have cellphones. Most use them for basic communication tasks, such as calling parents (88.1 per cent), calling friends (68.1 per cent), emergency purposes (55.7 per cent) and text messaging (54.1 per cent).

Technology has changed the way kids interact. Today’s children are far more electronically connected — and computer savvy than their parents, Laur says.

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