Our tireless WIT coordinator, Neila222, has an exciting announcement this week:
WikiAnswers Influential Teens (WIT) is taking a stance against cyberbullying with a new anti-cyberbullying initiative. Cyberbullying occurs any time a person is harassed, threatened, embarrassed or willfully targeted by someone else through any type of electronic technology. It is just as dangerous as a physical schoolyard bullying, if not more so, because cyberbullying can have far-reaching and devastating consequences.
Today’s teens have seen the effects of cyberbullying firsthand and are prepared to take a stand in keeping cyberbullies off of WikiAnswers. WIT members interested in joining the anti-cyberbullying initiative have been researching WikiAnswers to find instances of cyberbullying, and submitting them along with reasons why they believe cyberbullying is wrong. Since the anti-cyberbullying initiative was launched last week, 25 WIT teens so far have taken a stand against cyberbullying.
In addition to receiving an anti-cyberbullying badge on their bio pages, WIT teens are seizing this opportunity to take an active role in reporting cyberbullies on WikiAnswers so they can be removed from the site, along with any derogatory, harassing or insulting posts. This initiative is growing every day, with more WIT members joining the fight against cyberbullying, and striving to keep WikiAnswers a safe place for teens and adults.
To read more about WikiAnswers’ policy on cyberbullying, you can visit the WikiAnswers Help Center. To learn more about WIT, visit the WIT Home Page. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, and are interested in becoming a WIT member and joining the fight against cyberbullying, send an email to joinWIT @ wikianswers.com (no spaces), and include your user name, date of birth, and tell us how you heard about WIT.
Thank you Neila and all the teens involved for their efforts to make WikiAnswers.com a safe and welcoming environment!