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Look Both Ways by Linda Criddle

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Assessing the Risks

People are becoming comfortable with expressing their feelings online. Sending affectionate e-mail or an online greeting card is a fun way to show you care. Reassuring a distant friend that he or she is valued is a wonderful way to make use of a supportive social network. But as the ways and means of communicating online expand, the opportunity for bullies expands. Just as you can show positive emotions and support for others online, you can show negative and destructive emotions, sometimes in very hurtful and public ways.

"Bullying is as old as the hills, and with young people it’s generally linked to stuff at school. Many of us experienced it at some point but when I was a kid, I knew that once I got home and closed the street ...

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