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University of Gothenburg. “Cyberbullying: A growing problem.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 22 February 2010. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100222104939.htm>.

Since the creation of social media platforms, cyberbullying has become a growing problem for adolescents. The ability to create an anonymous identity allows people to harass others or say things about others they probably would never say in real life. The issue is that the internet continues to grow and become accessible to more and more people. In addition, by law, people have a freedom of speech which complicates the issue of penalizing perpetrators. Since there is virtually no federal law that punishes cyberbullies, this article suggests that it is the responsibility of parents to teach their children how to properly act on the internet.