”There are more reported incidents of acts of cyberbullying cropping up on campus and a rise in incidents of teenage suicide has coincided with the rise in incidents of cyberbullying”.(Sturgis) Let me start by stating that I do in no way advocate bullying, nor do I feel it is an acceptable aspect of our culture, and I hold the deepest condolences for the parents and families of the individuals who have died because of it. With that being said, there are 2 factors of “the rise in incidents of cyberbullying” that need to be taken into account when discussing how to prevent it. First, cyberbullying is the new generation of bullying, with virtually everyone on social media in today, acts of malice are bound to arise. However, does this mean that that we are becoming a society that strives to inflict injury on one other for entertainment? I think not, we must call it as is, by assuming that students(13-24) are the main focus in these study’s; and understanding that (specifically teens) are extremely critical of one other and sometimes malicious. This leads me to my second factor, the increased reports of bullying that have been noticed in the past decade has caught the attention of many eyes of human rights advocates. Bullying in schools has been a ...
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...as a low level of self-worth or self esteem in reality; these individuals will be prone to weakness when attacked by cyberbullying.
Bullying has been around since the dawn of time. A society with out bulling is an unrealistic ideal. To say that cyberbullying should be dealt with any way different than traditional modern day bullying, is erroneous. To protect the well being of our children and future generations, we must address the victims. Empower these children to stand up for each other and not allow the victims to succumb to the torment of bullies.
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STURGIS, INGRID. "High-Tech Bullies." Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (2014): 19- 23. Academic Search Premier. Web. 3 May 2014.
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