By resorting to cyber bullying kids feel power over people, which makes them feel good about themselves. Most kids that are cyber bullied act out in school or at home and cause problems. Teenagers often resort to cyber bullying because they are trying to figure out who they are. Kids are not taught how to control their frustrations in school and take it out on kids online sometimes the kids have done nothing to upset them. Cyber bullying is a form of abuse and needs to be ended.
Thing such as lack of attendance and low self esteem are few negative side effects. These side effects can lead to suicide and harm of other students (Kevorkian and D'Antona 15). Cyber bullying has made many head lines and there has been ma... ... middle of paper ... ... inch they always want to run a mile. Adults argue that the best solution to this problem is age restriction on the cyber world. Many parents want age restrictions on these social networks and communication tools so that their young children don’t get involved to quickly.
Parents should censor their teens accounts and passwords because they just post, or do what they wan’t. They don’t give it much thought at all. Cence teens today don’t give what they post much thought on the world wide web they usually end up hurting themselves, or hurting the people around them. By either being cyber bullied, or being the cyber bully. Plus some statistics say that more bullying happens online than at school, or other places.
Even if a photo or a post is deleted, it remains on the sites data. Whereas if it was at school, people who saw the bullying are most likely to forget it later. As it seems, bullying at school is typically a male making fun of or attacking another male, while on the internet, cyber bullying can be between girls and guys; young or old. This makes cyber bullying even more of a threat to today’s youth society. As it may seem harmless to someone who doesn’t get cyber bullied, or cyber bullies themselves, what are the effects of cyber bullying?
“In 2006, 13-year-old Megan Meir of Missouri hung herself after being tormented and harassed by her 15-year-old MySpace friend “Josh.” Josh told her, among other things, “The world would be better off without you.” Eventually Megan’s family learned that “Josh” was really a creation of Lori Drew” (Sanchez 43). Cyber bullying is an increasing common experience for teens around the world. It is argued that cyber bullying is not as devastating as traditional bullying; the internet encourages anonymous cruelty and reaches more people. Although polls have confirmed that teens do not seem to feel particularly threatened by cyber bullying, more than one-third of Internet-using adolescents have experienced cyber bullying, some so much that they have feared for their safety. Social media should be restricted due to the increasing problems, crimes, and long term effects caused by cyber bullying.
So what do we do to protect today’s youth from this growing trend? First we have to understand what i... ... middle of paper ... ...em as well. If cyberbullying includes threats of violence, anything sexually explicit to include child porn, a violation of someone’s privacy or what may be stalking or a hate crime you should report it to law enforcement. If the bully is in school, then they should also be reported to the school as well. Most states now have laws regarding schools addressing cyberbullying (stop bullying).
We have all been a victim or witness of cyberbullying. If you haven’t, it will most likely happen at some point during your life. We know that cyberbullying has had numerous impacts on people, but did you know that bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide? Most victims of cyberbullying have had suicidal thoughts atleast once if not more times. About 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online.
Cyber-bullying Bullying has been happening for generation after generation. Today’s society made possible to bully people without being face to face. This type of bullying is called cyber-bullying. Teenagers uses theirs electronics advices as weapons to attack other people with hurtful things though the use of text messaging or social networking websites. Cyber-bullying can “damage a person emotionally” (Media).
Teenagers are being harassed on social media at alarming rates and a majority of school can do nothing about it. To understand the role social media has in the battle to prevent harassment and cyberbullying, it is essential that people identify the roles schools and students play in these situations. The almost universal way someone would bully another would be face-to-face in which the victim would be much smaller both physically and emotionally than the person doing the bullying. The victim would would have two options: the victim could fight back and risk possible punishment as well as the bully or the victim
While flaming happens in a public forum that is easier to collect the evidence of bullying, the bully seems to be anonymous in the impersonating method. As a result, victims are inability to figure out who hacked in her or his personal accounts to defend themselves. In addition to methods, signs of being bullied are also important to parents and school administrators. How do parents know that their children have been bullied to help them before it is too late? Kowalski and colleagues discussed on the book of a research that studied common signs of victims who experienced cyberbullying: • Child appears upset after being online.