Teens are being bullied almost constantly on Instagram

According to a recent Pew survey, 59 percent of teens have been bullied online, and according to a 2017 survey conducted by Ditch the Label, a nonprofit anti-bullying group, more than one in five 12-to-20-year-olds experience bullying specifically on Instagram. “Instagram is a good place sometimes,” said Riley, a 14-year-old who, like most kids in this story, asked to be referred to by her first name only, “but there’s a lot of drama, bullying, and gossip to go along with it.”

Source: Teens Are Being Bullied ‘Constantly’ on Instagram – The Atlantic

I’m surprised that Instagram doesn’t have more controls in place to curb some of this behavior. When students are sending cease-and-desist letters, you know something is wrong.

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