Cyberbullying: a serious problem, but not an epidemic | | Cyberbullying, it's not a game! It's your Life!!! |

This is an updated version of post that first appeared on in 2009.

by Larry Magid


I’m glad that media outlets and public officials are shining a light on cyberbullying and bullying in general. It’s important to pay attention to this serious problem, but we need to keep it in perspective. As bad as it is, cyberbullying is not an epidemic and it’s not killing our children.


Yes, it’s probably one of the more widespread youth risks on the Internet and yes there are some well publicized horrific cases of cyberbullying victims who have committed suicide, but let’s look at this in context.