CYBER BULLY

Getty

Are Girls the New Bullies to Watch Out For?

Her eyes say it all: "You disgusting little piece of garbage -- who cares what you have to say, anyway?" He crumbles into a mess of tears and sobs, seemingly brokenhearted that he has just been publicly rejected. This was the fourth instance of bullying that I was privy to today. What stood out to me in each of the four incidents was who was doing the bullying: girls.

Avoiding the Bullies in Cyberspace

According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, almost 21 per cent of American youth between the ages of 10 and 18 have been the target of some form of virtual harassment or "cyber-bullying." I asked Trend Micro's Lynette Owens, who runs the Internet Safety for Kids and Families program, for some amazing insights.