Cyberbullying is a major problem within our society that has had a negative impact on teens and young adults and needs to come to an end. As most of us know, cyberbullying is the transmission of cruel or hateful texts or images using the internet or other devices such as cell phones. Rumors are likely to be spread by others via different social media websites.Things such as stalking, bullying, threats, harassment, humiliation and impersonation are all different examples of cyberbullying. Students can experience cyberbullying wherever they have access to a cell phone or a computer. Approximately half of cyberbully victims are also victims of traditional face-to-face bullying.
What is the definition of Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is: Willingful and repeated harm through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices. Cyberbullying is just as bad as bullying or maybe even worst. Bullying happens in person and might end when you get home but, cyberbullying might follows you through the whole day because it's through the internet. People who cyberbully should be prosecuted.
It is important to criminalize cyber bullying because it is hurtful to the victims, and sometimes may even lead to the victim committing suicide. Some people think that cyber bullying is not comparable to perhaps someone committing murder. Technically, it is the same thing because the cyber bully would be responsible for the death of the victim if the victim decides to take his or her own life due to the situation and the bully should be held accountable for what has happened. Law enforcement officers have the ability to prevent cyber bullying from occurring so frequently.
Cyberbullying has become a huge problem globally. Children, teens, and even adults are able to connect to each other through the internet and hurt one another emotionally (which could lead to the victim harming themselves physically). However, light is beginning to shine on this ever-growing topic and officials are starting to recognize it as a real problem. Some are trying to get a cyberbullying act passed that will subject cyberbullies to prosecution, and possibly federal punishment. But the punishment should fit the crime, and although dangerous, most cyberbullying should not warrant a federal audience.
Cyber bullying is bullying through technology. Cyber bullying is very dangerous and it needs to be stopped, it is causing too much harm to people today. How people execute cyber bullying can happen through any type of media. Whether it is Facebook, twitter, Myspace etc. People actually disguise themselves as other people to become friends with them and all of a sudden turn on them and post negative things on the internet to hurt them so everyone else can see (i-SAFE Inc, 2015).
Cyberbullying is a recurring factor in suicide. According to the article, “High-Tech Bullies,” written by Ingrid Sturgis, awareness has increased over the amount of people hurting themselves because of cyberbullying. Victims of bullying should have the option to avoid harassment because cyberbullying hurts people. Having a secure software that would protect people from bullies could decrease bullying online. Cyberbullying is when people go online to address others in a threatening manner.
Cyberbully, and bully victims are so mistreated and shamed about themselves that some can 't picture living another day, and some sadly don’t. The rate of Cyberbullying is increasing at a dramatic rate every year. ChildLine a non profit organization who helps teens with conflicts they are facing; recorded 87% of calls were related to cyberbullying in 2012 to 2013. Cyberbullying is an increasing issue in the internet and social world today, and it affects everyone like family, friends, how people see what 's cool and what 's not, all like one big chain reaction. I very much agree what Monica is trying to say, cyberbullying is a rampant conflict and something needs to be done.
Cyber bullying causes many issues with teenagers. The most common effect of cyber bullying is depression. It makes people think lower of them self’s causes low self esteem. It can also lead to lashing out in school. Over 70% of bullied kids will keep it to themselves and finally it’ll get to them and cause lashing out.
There are no “two sides to every story” Not only cyber bullying, but all forms of bullying is one major cause in teen suicide. Bullying has reached epic proportions now because bullies have total access to their victims via technology. Cyber Bullying should be recognized because bullying can cause discomfort to the victim, because of this matter schools should punish students because of their actions, and suspending bullies will put a stop to bullying. According to Student Press Law Center, “Some experts also believe that online bullying, or the humiliation and taunting of classmates online, can have just as many negative consequence as face-to-face bullying at school” (SPLC par. 7).
Cyberbullying is a major problem in today’s everyday life. Cyberbullying has to be with people going on the internet and harassing others. Cyberbullying is considered as a major crime in some places because it can make people commit suicide; Cyberbullying others lowers their self esteem. (3 SV;SV) “With cyberbullying even if you turn off your computer or cell phone the hurtful messages will be waiting for you when you turn the device back on” as told by Gwenn O’ Keefe(StopBullying.gov) Cyberbullying can be a very dramatic thing as many people can get charged with a felony. What ... ... middle of paper ... ...erbullied you should help them out or if it’s anyone’s parents tell their cell phone carrier to block that person or if it’s a social networking site they can block the person on.