In “Cyberwar” by Danielle Layman, a social media app created a cyberbullying situation in her high school. Kids were posting negative things about their classmates, which left all the students feeling “frustrated, sad, even depressed,” writes Danielle. In my high school the same thing happens on numerous social media apps, whether it is anonymous or not.
Even though it was depressing to read this selection, how Danielle’s school stopped the cyberbullying amazed me. She writes, “We got to school and found personal, handwritten notes on lockers telling us how important it is to make people feel good about themselves.” I believe my own school should do this to decrease the harsh comments made on social media.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.