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Cyber Criminology: The Prevalence of Cyberstalking, Online Harrassment and Bullying - The internet has put the world literally at anyone’s fingertips with a vast quantity of information is a mouse-click away. Information that was once only available in obscure reference libraries or card catalogs can be accessed by everyone. Unfortunately the internet is an equal opportunity tool, and those with virtuous as well as nefarious intentions can use this open resource to further their efforts to levels heretofore unheard of. The internet is also soapbox for free speech that epitomizes the intentions of the founding fathers to allow everyone the same opportunity to have their opinions aired....   [tags: internet, cyber bullying, cyberbullying]
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Cyber Bullying - ... Perhaps the bully added “funny” music to an embarrassing video, or created a collage of unflattering photos. Interest is renewed and the suffering of the victim begins again. Teens today have grown up in the age of technology, they understand that future employers are just as likely to “Google” them as they are to check their references. The weight of this knowledge weighs heavily on them as they read the spiteful words and watch the hurtful images time after time, driving some victims to suicide....   [tags: Bullying ]
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Bullying Evolution: Cyber-bullying - ... This was the case with Tyler Clementi. Tyler was embarrassed, humiliated and his private life put on display for all to see. According to the Cyber bullying Research Center founded in 2010, “the kind of mental anguish cyber bullying can cause can lead to severe depression and ultimately suicide” (CPR). Tyler has not been the only victim of cyber bully which led to suicide. On January 14, 2010, Phoebe Prince a student in Massachusetts after she was assaulted both physically and online succumbed to severe depression and eventually suicide (Bazelon)....   [tags: Bullying]
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Cyber Bullying - ... black eye, bloody lip, torn clothes) but the damage done by cyber bullies is no less real, and can be more painful (iSafe.org). Surveys and Statistics According to the National Crime Prevention Council, cyber bullying is a problem that affects almost half of all American teens. In a September 2004 survey of 1,500 students between grades 4-8 by iSafe.org it was reported that 42 percent of kids said they have been bullied while online. One in four have had it happen more than once. 35% of kids have been threatened online....   [tags: Social Issues, Cyberbullying, internet]
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Cyber Bullying - ... The increase in being able to talk to people anonymously on social networking sites online is also a factor in cyber bullying rates increasing over the years as technology advances. Feedback from the Year 9’s determined ‘getting bullied themselves’ as the main cause (refer to appendix- Table 2), but 83% believed they were all valid reasons. Perhaps one of the most important factors when it comes to cyber bullying is sociocultural factors, and how they influence teens. Bullying in any form usually results from power differences between various sociocultural groups- such as gender, race, ethnicity, or social class....   [tags: informative essay]
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Cyber Bullying - ... Technology has improved dramatically and was created to make our lives easier and more fun but these technologies can be misused. Instant messaging (IM) is text messaging between two or more people on computers using the internet. IM also offers full screen video conversations, file sharing, and calling capabilities. Cyber bullies can use IM to set up fake profiles to hide their real identities, block peers in order to exclude them, or by saving a confidential conversation between only two people and printing or forwarding the IM to large numbers of people....   [tags: Technology, Cyberbullying]
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Cyber Bullying - ... A cyber bully has the advantage of avoiding face to face confrontation with their victim. This makes the bully feel more powerful. Hartman 3 There’s not a legitimate reason for cyber bullying. Many perpetrators bully just to get a reaction. It’s common for them to bully another just to boost their ego. It makes the tormentor feel in charge. Some may think it’s humorous to tease and make fun of others and that it’s not harmful in any way. The reality is being bullied can cause many problems for children and teenagers....   [tags: Internet Crime, Cyberbullying ]
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Cyber Bullying - ... Websites such as http://www.bullying.org/ are also dedicated to support. According to Mr M. Campbell (2008) statistics for cyber bullying are highly fluctuated as results vary largely. Bullying Prevalence Study (2007) suggests that 7.3% of Queensland students attending year 9 have encountered a form of cyber bullying and 7.8% of year 9 students nationally have encountered cyber bullying (refer appendix 1). The Health Education survey showed that 38% of students would block a bully after harassment in the pre survey and 61% after the action plan was enabled, whereas Bullying Prevalence Study(2007) suggested that 18.5% of students would block bullies (refer appendix 2)....   [tags: informative essay]
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Cyber Bullying - ... Leishman also interviews David’s mother who explains that cyber bullies “hid behind the anonymity of the Internet,” and the feeling that cyber bullying is like being stabbed behind the back unaware of the perpetrator. David’s mother noticed that cyber bullying had a different effect on David compared to verbal bullying, which resulted in David isolating himself from others. Leishman points out that the result of torment David endured in school and on the Internet led David to leave school and finish his final studies at home....   [tags: Internet, Cyberbullying]
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Cyber Bullying - ... A family that acquires poor use of vocabulary and bad language tends to use that same form of behavior outside the house. A child that has been taught these ways of living, doesn’t know any better when they are faced with other children at school. This poor behavior can lead to bullying physically or verbally. A bully may also be pushed around by members of their family and feel as if it is okay to do that at school, too. For many parents who hear that their child is a victim of electronic violence..[…].....   [tags: Technology, Real Perpetrators, Cyberbullying] 1921 words
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Cyber Bullying - ... The power of the internet means the vicious messages can be seen to millions of people worldwide. The more people that get involved makes the bullying even worse. Research on bullying has found that bystanders support the ruthlessness of victims being bullied, and the longer the bullying continues the more bystanders are likely to join in on the abuse (Sharif & Gouin, 2005 5). As the being film showed on ABC Family called “Cyber Bully “written by Teena Booth. Being bullied in any form or fashion is wrong and should be handled to the full extent of the law....   [tags: Violence, Cyberbullying, internet]
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Cyber Bullying - ... Taylor and Saylor (nd) state “having a diagnosis of ADHD would increase the likelihood of bullying others, of being victimized by bullies, and of being a bully-victim. It was further hypothesized that within the population of youth with ADHD, students engaged in bullying would display significantly worse behavior and emotional problems” (p. 61). Being diagnosed is enough for a child to handle, let alone being stereotyped as a bully. However, after tallying the results of the study, Taylor and Saylor (nd) state, “the results of this preliminary study support the hypothesis that children who are diagnosed with ADHD may be at increased risk to be bullied by their peers” (p....   [tags: Violence, Cyberbullying, internet]
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Cyberbullying: The New Form of Bullying - ... 40 percent of parents admit to checking their child’s browser history (“Study”). Some parents talk to their kids about if they have heard if any kids are send injurious messages (Alkins). Winkler warns teens to be cautious on whom they give their password or screen names to. Alkins also gives the same warning by tell parents to tell their kids to never give out personal information. She also says to delete cyber bullies from their accounts and never open a message from someone they are strangers with (Alkins)....   [tags: Internet, Sociology, cyber bullying]
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Exploring the Issue of Cyber Bullying - Cyber bullying has been a topic for scholarly inquiry, political debate, and policy reform since the commercialization of the Internet. Pre-internet bullying involved socially marginalized children and teenagers picking on their friends and other marginalized children in the school yard. Traditional discipline included detentions, phone calls to their parents, and some sort of reconciliation between the children involved. Today however, the climate for bullies has dramatically changed and the risk-reward balance has been significantly tilted in favour of the bullies....   [tags: Cyberbullying, internet] 1224 words
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The Time is Now: End Bullying - ... “Braniac.” “Geek.” “Teacher’s Pet.” “Jerk.” And the obscenities continue on. After reading the note, you run home and become depressed about going to school. You become anxious due to the fear of seeing another one of the notes. The paranoia becomes so strong, that you have to drop out of public school and “escape” to cyber-school, where you can no longer be bullied by the girls sitting behind you. Indirect bullying takes a serious toll on other students, especially when a student is blind-sided by it....   [tags: Hate Crimes, cyberbullying, cyber bullying]
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Cyber Bullying: A Study of Long Term Effects on Adolescent Cyber Bullying - ... Procedure: Four hundred high schools in North America were emailed to ask if they would participate in this study. The indication of importance was explained in hopes to gather more schools than not. Of those contacted, we had a response rate of 80%, meaning that our study includes a final sample of 320 high schools. Twenty schools were then further eliminated because of the school being single-sex, or a boarding school. Fortunately, these schools covered a wide range of North America, and not just one area....   [tags: Internet, Cyberbullying]
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Cyber-Bullying: A Brief Research Proposal - ... The study will be statistically analyzed using a Pearson correlation on SPSS. In order to conduct this study, approval from the Ethics Board will be required. Provided that approval is received from the Ethics Board, consent from numerous school boards throughout all of Ontario will be sought. As soon as consent from the school boards is granted, individual schools and classrooms will be approached by researchers for permission of their student’s to participate in the research during their class time....   [tags: Social Issues]
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An Analysis of Cyber-Bullying in a Multiethnic Sample - ... The (N=881) demographics of the participants surveyed, was skewed with more females than males, with an almost equal percent of 9th to 12th graders. The study was skewed with a higher percentage of Asian Pacific Islander, specifically for Filipinos; the samples taken from the study is not a multiethnic sample per se which cannot effectively apply to all ethnic groups. However, this study is important in developing an understanding of the affects of cyber bullying has on the Asian and Pacific Islander population, as cyber bullying is a new and increasing concern for parents and school staff members....   [tags: Technology ]
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Cyberbullying: Exploring Online Bullying and Means of Preventing It - Bullying is a national public health problem affecting millions of students, bullying that involves emotional or physical intimidation is associated with a major public health concern facing youth today. With the rapid increase in electronic or online communication, bullying is no longer limited to schools; cyberspace has been implicated as a new risky environment for bullying. This paper will review what is known about cyberbullying and what can be done to prevent it. Bullying can be described as repeated harmful events, which over time are directed at usual persons that are carried out by one or several other people who are stronger than the victim....   [tags: internet, cyber bullying]
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Cyber Bullying and Hate Speech - Free speech is both a universal and national liberty. The United Nations and the United States of America believe that free speech is something that humans should be allowed to exercise. However, each respective group has their own limitations. These limitation, although broad, protect against free speech being taken too far. Like any liberty or privilege there must be a line in the sand to keep extremists from aggressively using and abusing this right. The United Nations formed "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights." With in this declaration are 40 articles with a preamble examining the rights which they believe are basic and necessary....   [tags: Freedom of Speech 2014]
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The Detrimental Effects of Traditional Bullying and Cyber Bullying - ... Are those who are cyber bullied fit into a stereotype that was traditionally bullied. Due to the anonymity of being a cyber bully, does this create more female than male bullies. In traditional bullying, the victim knows the aggressor; is the same true in a cyber bully case. This research not only tries to get underneath both bullying acts by studying those who experienced both types of bullying, but it also explores the short term and long term psychological results. Do the long-term effects the college student has from being traditionally bullied carry into the cyber attacks....   [tags: Social Issues, Cyberbullying]
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Cyber Bullying: Building Up a Torn Down World - ... Although that person may not have felt something even as serious as any disorder that is stress-related, but the victim more than likely at least felt down and had been somewhat haunted about the situation afterwards. Kids that are cyber bullied lose confidence in themselves and their eating and socializing patterns become thrown off. Another effect of cyber bullying is the disturbance in one’s sleep pattern; thus causing the victim to become clumsy and off balance. It has also been proven that cyber bullying can leave its victims with a bigger risk for depression, anxiety, and other stress-related dismays (New, 9); such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, immune system suppression, and panic attacks....   [tags: Internet, Cyberbullying]
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On Tumblr: How it Gave Light to Pseudonymity and Cyber-bullying - ... Social networking sites are main targets of cyber bullies because these sites reflect the identity of the user, their transparency in communicating with others and often show a user’s strengths and weaknesses. Within the context of Tumblr, cyber-bullying is prominent due to the issue of pseudonymity. Pseudonymity is the act of claiming another person’s identity as yours or trying to fabricate a different identity as opposed to the true identity. Pseudonymity allows a person to hide behind several identities via usernames (Grohol, 2006)....   [tags: Social Media ]
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Cyberbullying - ... In a lot of cases the abuse escalates to physical abuse. Third characteristic is prevalent sexual and homophobic harassment. Sexual and homophobic harassment is emerging as one of the main reasons a person is bullied. This one not only concentrates on the sexual orientation of the person, but also touches unwanted sexual attention, and sexual coercion. A fourth aspect is that only communications have a permanence and inseparability that are very difficult to erase. For example cell phones are usually carried all the time which makes it difficult for the victim to ignore the message....   [tags: Social Issues, cyber bullying]
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Cyberbullying: Are Social Networking Websites The Cause? - ... Kids and teenagers have always been picked on; the introduction of social networking is just a new place to bully someone. Because Harding is extremely opinionated and critical, she fully addresses the opposing side of the argument. Harding repeatedly stresses that social networking is not the CAUSE of cyber bullying – but rather a simple medium for the horrible bullies of the world. So, yes, it does play a role in cyberbullying, but not to the extent that Foxman and Silverman say it does. All this she does with the intricate use of scenarios, real life instances, and her own opinion, convincing the reader of her argument....   [tags: Facebook, Twitter, cyber bullying]
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Be Careful About Giving Away Personal Information over the Internet - Right now, all across the world are internet predators. Now-a- days, anything is possible to find on the internet. Does anyone ever think about the consequences when giving too much information online . People need to be aware of the security risks on the internet. Everyone should be cautious of hackers, rapist online, and cyber bullying. It’s very essential for parents/ guardians to know about the websites their teenagers go on; also, make sure the websites are appropriate for their age. Numerous people give too much personal information online....   [tags: internet, predators, cyber bullying,] 557 words
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UNSECURED PRIVACY SETTINGS AND CYBER BULLYING FACTORS HIGHLIGHTING CONCERNS ON FACEBOOK CRIME - ... Murphy (2011) postulates that “It’s not just users’ trust in the overall platform of face book that increases their risk but their unfamiliarity with the privacy settings.” The importance of face book profile photos (2011) disclosed statistics on just how important face book photos are. Figures showed that the number of profile photos per user has tripled since 2006 while the average face book account has twenty six profile photos. While face book has customization for photos, photos can still be downloaded and copied unreservedly....   [tags: Crime, Cyberbullying, internet, social networking]
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The Negative Effects of Cyberbullying - ... This drastic form of escape is an obvious reason to tackle the problem of cyberbullying head on in order to prevent America from losing any more lives. In a survey, 20% of respondents said they have contemplated suicide due to being bullied through cyberspace (Cyberbullying Research). This consequence of cyberbullying is arguably the most important. If this many people think about such a drastic escape then some heavier law enforcement should be implemented immediately. A direct cause of suicide is normally depression and with 34% of youth feeling frustrated and 22% feeling sad, not monitoring this type of bullying is a crime in itself (Chait)....   [tags: Internet, cyber bullying]
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School Violence - ... 123). Statistics show students from low socioeconomic backgrounds are more prone to commit violent crimes and be victims of violence. Gunn (2004) notes, Countless boys in these communities are deprived of meeting their potential because they are routed by circumstances that are largely beyond their control […] teens try to establish their masculinity […] it is unlikely that one’s academic success is going to help on to establish a masculine identity in such communities (p.64). One solution to keep such at-risk students from violence is to keep them active....   [tags: Social Issues, Bullying, Cyber Bullying] 2615 words
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Cyber Socializing Has Effects - ... Betsy Atwood, an employee at Carroll Institute in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has several ideas and plans to end cyber bullying. "Bullying's been around for ages, so it's the same sort of behavior. It's just done online," Atwood says (New np). A cyber socializing website has been created specifically for kids 10 and younger to help teach them the responsibilities of using the internet and exactly how to really interact over it. A different, more comforting, fact about this site is that it is 100% parent supervised....   [tags: Cyber World]
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It's Time to Put An End To Bullying - How can a child feel safe if every day they go to school, they are tormented by others to the point where they feel helpless. Bullying exists as a constant threat to the safety and security of children and even adults that needs to be addressed and stopped. Some states have implemented anti-bullying laws, such as New Jersey, in hopes to stop the dangers and consequences that come from bullying. While most see the positives of these laws, some choose to focus on the problems the law will bring and believe the laws will not actually help the bullying issue....   [tags: Essays on Bullies Bullying 2014]
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Bullying - ... For example, a girl by the name of Brittany Gelbert, age 14, was bullied by being called a “dyke” while the administration looked the other direction (Eckholm 1). With such behavior her grades dropped dramatically, the poetry she wrote took a very dark and dangerous turn, and she was put into the hospital on several occasions for severe depression and suicidal tendencies, because she called herself bisexual she was harassed and bullied (Eckholm 1). Recent studies have concluded that, “… one fourth of all students from elementary age through high school are the victims of bullying and harassment while on school property because of their race, ethnicity, gender, disability , religion, or sexual orientation” (“Gay Bullying Statistics” 1)....   [tags: Social Issues, Harassment] 2843 words
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Bullying - ... Successful schools promote a climate that promotes positive teacher-student relationships and also emphasizes fairness, respect, and free expression. Teachers’ model respectful behavior and students take cues from adults about how people should treat each other (Syversten, Flanagan, & Stout 2009). In many cases bullying incidents are limited to the bully(ies) interacting with the victim. In some instances however, different types of reinforcement from peer groups watching the bullying can greatly influence the outcome....   [tags: Society Bullies]
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Homophobic Bullying - ... This is more than three times the national average for heterosexual students. ” ("Mental health america:bullying," 2012) There are also social effects from bullying, such as feeling alienated from peers, family and community. Some of the more severe effects of LGBT youth bullying include internalized homophobia, substance abuse, suicide attempts, and homelessness. ("Mental health america:bullying," 2012) Prior to the 1970s, bullying wasn't considered a significant social problem. “It wasn't until Swedish researcher Dan Olweus completed the first large-scale, scientific study of bully/victim problems among school children and youth that the public was alerted to the magnitude of the problem.” (Carpenter & Ferguson, 2009) In 1993, Olweus wrote Bullying at School: What We Know and What We Can Do, and is still considered to be the world's leading authority on bullying behavior....   [tags: Homosexuality]
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Bullying and Bullycide - ... The bully may find themselves engaging in more criminal acts later in life as 40% of students who have taken part in severe acts of bullying will eventually get involved with more serious crime and attain a criminal record by the time they are 30 (4). As bullying continues to increase among young people, crime rates will continue to grow with them. If bullying is not prevented in the earliest stages of life, the government will have to deal with more than the simple acts of bullying as these people mature....   [tags: Social Studies] 1671 words
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Cyber Bullies Beware - ... With that being said, the Court concluded that schools can limit the free speech of students if the speech at issue would cause a “material and substantial interference with schoolwork or discipline, or an invasion of the rights of others.” Since this decision, lower courts have continued to apply the “Tinker Standard” when ruling on current cases involving cyber bullying. One such case is J.S. v. Bethlehem Area School District, 569 Pa. 638, 807 A.2d 847 (2002). Here, a student was expelled for creating a graphic web page depicting the death of teacher, and asking for money to hire a hit man to carry out the deed....   [tags: Law]
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Bullying: A Repetitious Epidemic - ... The purpose is to make the target feel small and unwanted. Racial and religious bullying includes: expressing stereotypes, discrimination based upon religion, and teasing because of race and origin. This can create an atmosphere of fear and tension. Cyber-bullying can take the form of harassment, threats, accusations, public embarrassment or blackmail. “Research shows most teenage cyber-bullies target teenagers from their same school, which gives them some knowledge about their victims” (Vassar 29)....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Bullying: A Force That Must Be Stopped - ... Practically anything that is sent over a text message, e-mail, or over the internet cannot be truly removed. (Cyber Bullying Statistics) Because of this, hurtful lies and rumors that are spread using these electronic resources are always viewable and will spread like a wildfire. The fact that children and teens, the major internet users, seem to feed on this pain is breathtaking, “Despite the potential damage of cyber bullying, it is alarmingly common among adolescents and teens.” (Cyber Bullying Statistics) Cyber bullying does not end at empty threats and a grievance aimed at others, “sexting” also falls under this category....   [tags: Violence ]
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Teen Bullying Must Be Stopped - ... These can all take place in school or outside of school. I wanted to take a closer look at the biology of a teenager and why they are likely to feel hopeless enough after bullying to take their life. According to harvardmagazine.com, research has revealed that, “that young brains have both fast-growing synapses and sections that remain unconnected. This leaves teens easily influenced by their environment and more prone to impulsive behavior, even without the impact of souped-up hormones and any genetic or family predispositions.” I put emphasis on the part of the quote that explains that teens are easily influenced by their environment because I believe that is important to understand as to why teens feel that they do not have the strength to go on after bullying....   [tags: Education / Peer Harassment]
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Cyber Crime Committed on the Internet - Cyber Crime Committed on the Internet Cyber crime is an issue that has been prevalent in this nation ever since the creation of the massive thing we like to call the Internet. The Internet has opened up so many things to all of its users: including online shopping, news, weather, email, online games, and just about anything. From this recent invention creating all of these new things for us, it seems like the Internet could be nothing but great for our society. Yet, what some of us failed to realize was the fact that the door swings both ways....   [tags: Exploratory Essays, Research Papers]
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Bullying: How Would You Define It? - ... Print. Beckstrom, Darryn C. "State Legislation Mandating School Cyberbullying Policies and Potential and the Potential Threat to Students' Free Speech Rights." Vermont Law Review 33 (2008-2009): 293-315. Web. 18 Dec. 2011. <http://www.heinonline.org.ezp2.lib.umn.edu/HOL/Page?public=false&handle=hein.journals/vlr33&men_hide=false&men_tab=citnav&collection=journals&page=283>. Best, Eric. Anoka's Cyber Bullying Problem. n.p., 1 Dec. 2011. Web. 18 Dec. 2011. <http://www.mndaily.com/2011/12/01/anoka%E2%80%99s-cyber-bullying-problem>....   [tags: Education]
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From Playground to Cyberspace: Does the Internet Encourage Bullying? - ... One reason it is on the rise is because the number of kids using the Internet makes it the preferred way to communicate. For example, anyone can get a Web-based e-mail account, make up a screen name, and post comments with little consequence; it gives them the illusion of anonymity. Cyberbullying is also popular because it is easy instant gratification which makes the online world a dangerous place for teens. Teens can get back and forth threatening one another almost instantaneously whenever the feeling strikes them....   [tags: Violence , technology, Cyberbullying]
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The Dangers of Bullying And Sexual Harassment Today - The Dangers of Bullying And Sexual Harassment Today Bullying and sexual harassment perhaps do not immediately come to mind when discussing school violence, however they are two of the most widespread and pervasive crisis’s facing schools today. While the word “bully” brings to mind a harmless school age right of passage to many, research today shows that bullies themselves actually often times have a number of family or social troubles. Also, in today’s modern world, bullies may not merely shake down classmates for lunch money; they have found new and advanced ways to hound their victims long after they have left the school grounds, not the least of which is “cyber bullying.” Another form of bullying is sexual harassment, which is bullying based on the person’s gender or sexual preferences....   [tags: essays papers]
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Bullying Provoked by Differences in Gender, Sexuality, Religion, Race - ... No one should ever have to live their life trying to anticipate the next time they will be harmed. The brain can only handle so many highly traumatic events before it starts losing control; being attacked over and over again will result in such process. The stress that surrounds physical abuse is too great to ignore. Regardless of the type of physical abuse, whether it is punching, slapping, tripping, pushing, flicking, throwing of objects, spitting, as well as abusing someone sexually, they all end up with a negative outcome....   [tags: Social Issues, Bullies, homosexuals] 2002 words
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School Bullying: Methods to Prevent This Ongoing Cycle - ... These sites make it effortless for school bullies to discriminate other peers. Solutions to help end school bullying must be thought out carefully by all school authority figures. One approach many schools have attempted is called a systematic approach. This approach involves strict enforcements specific to school bullying (Will 3). School authority figures are responsible for enforcing the rules in this system. In doing this the school bully is directly singled out as responsible for the violence in the classroom....   [tags: Social Issues, School Authorities] 714 words
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Bystanders in Situations of Bullying: Motivations for Defending a Victim - ... The articles utilized, then lead to an understanding of the current research and concepts used to analyze the motivations for prosocial behaviours of bystanders. In order to find the scholarly articles and research that has been conducted, the use of PsychINFO, Scholars Portal, Academic Search Premier and Google Scholar were utilized. The methodology of research studied is also vital to consider. The scholarly research that was used for this investigation was from both qualitative and quantitative collection....   [tags: Violence ]
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Bullying: So Much More Than Being Pushed Around - ... (Lenhart) She used surveys as foundation for her argument even though some of her statistics weren’t that relevant to her main point. Meech first starts his article out by grabbing our attention and giving us a visual of what the traditional bully looks like to a teacher. He then uses Paris and Robert Strom’s credible definition of cyber-bullying. They define it as “harassment using an electronic medium (e-mail, chat rooms, cell phones, instant messaging, and online voting booths) to threaten or harm others”....   [tags: Social Issues]
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The Problem of Cyberbullying - Bullying has been a social problem since the beginning of civilized man. There have always been people in society who intentionally harass and abuse others, either physically or emotionally. Traditional bullying was an act of verbal or physical harassment between a bully and their victim. Usually the bully was an individual who held more power or strength than the person they were bullying. In the last couple of decades, bullying has transcended into an act that can be performed virtually through electronic devices....   [tags: Essays on Bullies Bullying 2014]
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Literature Review: Behavioural Responses of Student Bystanders in Situations of Bullying - ... These categories help to further understand the influence of bystanders and their behaviours. Although all of the research is interested in bystander behaviour, the approach of the researchers seem to differ in that they are either interested in predictors of behaviour or the motivation behind bystander behaviour. Predictors such as gender, grade, past experiences with bullying, type of bullying witnessed and friendship dynamics have displayed some significant trends (Oh & Hazler, 2009; Trach, Hymel, Waterhouse and Neale, 2010)....   [tags: Violence ]
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Literature Review: Behavioural Responses of Student Bystanders in Situations of Bullying - ... Conversely, defenders are the individuals who intervene and use anti-bullying or prosocial behaviour, meaning that they voluntarily act in ways that benefit others (Oh & Hazler, 2009;Thornberg, 2007). Trach, Hymel, Waterhouse and Neale (2010) and Thornberg (2007) recall statistics that suggest bystanders use 54% of their time to reinforce the bully by passively watching, 21% to actively encourage the bully and only 25% to intervene and defend the bully. It is important to understand these categories because they help further understand the influence of these bystanders and their reasoning for their behaviours....   [tags: Literature Review]
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