This number is too big when you think about the potential students have but the constant bullying by their peers on social media effects that. For some, dropping out or taking the bad grades feels like their only option. Some teenagers that get cyberbullied on social media can’t take the constant criticism, which can lead to suicide. An example is Hannah Smith, a 14-year old student from England. Smith had been on ask.fm, a social networking site that allows people to ask questions anonymously.
Cyber Bullying Cyber bullying is the bullying of someone over Facebook, twitter, instagram etc. Cyber bullying began when social media came around. Bullying often occurs in people who don’t know how to control their emotions. They feel powerless which is why they resort to cyber bullying. By resorting to cyber bullying kids feel power over people, which makes them feel good about themselves.
Cyber-bullying can “damage a person emotionally” (Media). It can also make them have low self-esteem. In our society today, cyber-bullying is a new type of problem that many teenagers have to face. “Cyber-bullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person(Media).” It can happen anywhere there is access to internet. Cyber-bullying usually happens in high schools and middle schools.
By educating children on standing up to cyber bullying, they can help to prevent cyber bullying all on their own. In conclusion, cyber bullying is a problem that is growing exponentially with the expansion of today’s technology. In order to stop the hatred thrown onto children through the Internet, preventative strategies need to be put in place. Too many children are being worn down mentally and emotionally due to being bullying anonymously on social media, through texts, and over email messages. Ignoring this problem can not continue.
Punishing Cyberbullies: An Argument For Handling Cyberbullying Cyberbullying has been an issue for the United States throughout every school and surprisingly expressing harmful effects onto the students. Students in the US may have once experienced the Internet use of harassment and may have gotten used to ignoring the harassments. However, some students face severe cyberbullying that even cost them their life, mental stability, and the push to go to school. The schools should track down and punish students for on and off campus cyberbullying or else students face negativity, low attendance, suicidal thoughts, and interrupting lessons. Moreover, schools need to provide presentations to prevent cyberbullying from happening again.
Since then, both school officials and parents have become alarmed about this growing problem (Shah, 2011a). Cyberbullying tends to follow the same patterns as traditional forms of bullying; students who are bullies and victims on the playground play similar roles in cyberspace (Raskauskas & Stoltz, 2007). I think if you want your children to be safe online, then teach them and their friends to speak up against cyber bullying. It 's sad that many students have lost their lives due to bullying. It seems students are meaner than when I was in school.
If someone is getting cyber bullied they can go to interventions, these interventions talk about who is cyber bullying them and how to stop them. A child should go to these interventions to help them get all there feelings and anger out. A child should not feel like they are alone or not safe. Children also should go to there parents if they are getting cyber bullied, because if they do not it can lead to suicide.
Peer to peer bullying is no longer limited to physical or verbal interactions. The growing presence of the cyber world has allowed for technology to be deliberately used by young generations to repeatedly humiliate and harass their peers. With such a big presence in teen’s life, technology provides an easy means of bullying others. According to the article, The Cold Hard Facts About Cyberbullying, 95 percent of teens use soc... ... middle of paper ... ...ince they are just trying to create an impression. The constant harassment and humiliation that cyberbullies put individual through often leads to a negative impact of the victims life that can eventually lead them to commit suicide.
Along with cyberbullying, teens can also go through depression from believing in everything they read on the internet. This also includes when teens see too much on the internet and believe that what they see is always reality. Allowing teens to use the internet for social media without any restrictions can cause them to misuse the sites and inflict emotional harm to themselves or others through cyberbullying. Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and other social sites focused on photos, allow many teens to judge and bully other teens without their parents knowing. “Parents need to know that unrestricted media use can have serious consequences.
Society first had to deal with physical bullying; parents, celebrites and the media intervened to make society aware of this serious problem. Parents, schools and government have to unite as they have before to gain control of this growing problem. The Internet has been plagued with cyberbulling, it is time society steps in and immaculate it. First, they must understand how cyberbullying affects their children. In the article, Bullying Linked to Poor Mental Health, a study has found that “bullying by peers scars children’s mental health over the long haul as much as-or more than-abuse by adults does.” Child abuse hurts children emotionally and physically and several government agencies have been made to protect these children; more should be implemented for victims of cyberbullying.