Socmedia researcher Danah Boyd finds that most bullying is still f2f as opposed to online. Currently parents respond by teaching their kids to fear social media, but is that actually addressing problems that emerge there but have offline roots? And how does this general culture of fear encourage attention-seeking bad behavior? "Fear begets more attention. Attention begets more fear," [Boyd] said.
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Data show that students are still bullied the most in school, and the Internet hasn't increased bullying, Boyd said. But parents can't see what happens at school the way they can see what happens online.