Bul­ly­ing get­ting worse among youth

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - R.AGE - > FROM PAGE 5 “I’d def­i­nitely say it’s worse. The whole idea of bul­ly­ing is mainly prey­ing on a per­son’s in­se­cu­ri­ties, and con­sid­er­ing how the me­dia has be­come more and more crit­i­cal on ba­si­cally ev­ery as­pect, be it phys­i­cal good looks or brand cul­ture,

I think the bul­ly­ing cul­ture is get­ting worse es­pe­cially since In­ter­net ac­ces­si­bil­ity pro­vides new av­enues for bul­ly­ing to oc­cur. For me, it could be due to a few things – ex­po­sure to mass me­dia (where chil­dren and ado­les­cents are ex­posed to be­hav­iour mod­els in a lot of shows where bul­ly­ing does hap­pen), lack of parental in­volve­ment with their chil­dren’s lives in school, and per­haps the high-stress en­vi­ron­ment that kids to­day have to face.

— Sabrena Gabriella Arosh, 22, HELP Univer­sity

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