Cyberbullying – mean, threatening or hurtful messages sent via text message or social media – is more common in kids’ lives than ever. Recent data shows nearly 36 percent of Door County Middle school students and 20 percent of high school students report being electronically bullied. Since kids are connected to their phones for most of their waking hours, cyberbullying can happen anytime. “It’s easier to do, since perpetrators don’t have to see their victims and often act anonymously. Because technology is ever-present, victims may not even feel safe in their own homes,” says Barb Johnson-Giese, licensed clinical social worker at Door County Medical Center.