We live in a world that is driven by technology...
There is an old saying that goes, "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me," but when I was in second grade I learned a slightly different version that goes, "sticks and stones may break my bones but words can also hurt me." From my experience with bullying, I would say the second version is closer to the truth. I've been bullied at different times throughout my life without anyone ever throwing a single stone, and I can tell you that just because words don't leave physical marks, it doesn't mean they don't leave indelible scars.
"Reading all the awful things people were saying about me behind a computer screen almost destroyed me. It wrecked my self-confidence, and completely changed the way I felt about myself. That may have been the first time I was cyber bullied, but it wasn't the last."