I'm not that 9-year-old little girl praying silently each day on the way to school that the bullies would pick on someone else that day. But I am that 25-year-old woman who still has feelings and expects more from humanity.
Teens should stop hiding behind smartphones and plotting to take down their next innocent victims. Bullying is not a joke, whether it takes place in person or behind a keyboard, and it's time for teens to begin acknowledging that.
In today's world of reality television, the line between hilarious and too far is blurry and ever-shifting. Although I've laughed my way through multiple failed American Idol auditions, it hasn't been without a twinge of conscience.
A girl's social networking profile is a persona she constructs, a salve for the anxiety so many girls feel about relationships. All this, however, at a cost: the same tools girls use to alleviate insecurity are just as likely to inflame it.