Cyber Bullying Essay

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“Tiffany Witkowski, 17, is a rarity in her school — maybe in the universe — because she doesn't have a Facebook account. A senior at Von Steuben Metropolitan Science High School in Chicago, Witkowski quit Facebook after growing tired of classmates posting comments on her wall such as, "You're a suck-up," and, "You think you're better than everybody else.” "They would go to my boyfriend's page, and the next day at school, people would say, 'Oh, you and your boyfriend saw...” (Dawn Turner Trice | September 26, 2011. Chicago Tribune). Bullying has been engrained in American society since the country’s founding. Bred from a capitalistic economy and competitive social hierarchy, bullying has remained a relevant issue through the years. Techno- logical bullying, known today as cyber bullying, has allowed the problem to expand, become more elusive, and even harder to define. A thorough analysis of various case studies, statistical research, law cases, and news articles was conducted to understand the issue of cyber bullying and to find preventative measures that should be taken. This paper illuminates the background situation, current legal struggles, clinical implications, and potential preventative steps concerning bullying and cyber bullying alike. Each day school children learn valuable skills and lessons from their teachers as well as through in- tractions with their peers. Although school, undoubtedly, is beneficial to America’s youth, there are some ex- periences, such as bullying, that may negatively affect and stick with these children for the rest of their lives. Certain children find an outlet for their frustrations through bullying others. In the past, these actions could be better controlled because they were limited ... ... middle of paper ... ...08. Type Journal article by Thomas J Billiteri.). - Camping Magazine. Sep/Oct2013, Vol. 86 Issue 5, p42-45. 4p. , Database: MasterFILE Premier - Cyber bullying is related to low self-esteem, suicidal ideation, anger, frustration, and a variety of other emotional and psychological problems (Brighi et al., 2012; Hinduja & Patchin, 2010; Kowalski & Limber, 2013; Patchin & Hinduja, 2010; Wang, Nansel, & Iannotti, 2011) - Adolescent girls are just as likely, if not more likely than boys to experience cyber bullying (as a victim and offender) (Floros et al., 2013; Kowalski et al., 2008; Hinduja & Patchin, 2009; Schneider et al., 2012) -
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