Cyberbullying Essay

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Cyberbullying can be done anywhere, what can be done to stop it? Cyberbullying can be in any form. Sending or posting harmful text messages or images using cell phones and social networking sites are a form of cyberbullying. Many times it involves stalking, threats, harassment, impersonation, or humiliation. Cyberbullying is controversial because almost every teen has a cell phone or social networking site that they can commit cyberbullying on. I was once cyberbullied myself over social networking sites. Students who commit cyberbullying should be suspended from school they are committing a form of bullying, they could possibly even harm themselves, and they could go from cyberbullying to bullying the person in person or at school.
Principals should give consequences to those bullying others, this consequence should be suspension. Students can experience bullying wherever they have access to their phones or computers, at home, a friend’s house, during school, and even at public places. A 2006 study found that forty-five percent of preteens and thirty percent of teens are cyberbullied while at school (Feinberg and Robey, 26).
Students being cyberbullied or bullied, may cause them to harm themselves. Any form of bullying will make a person stress out and feel miserable, feeling this way may make them want to harm themselves because they cannot handle the stress. They also may feel like they are not wanted around. No person should have to feel this way every day. There should be consequences for someone making another peer feel down all the time. Even if they are bullying the person online, schools should still be able to do something about it. “It may also be appropriate to contact the cyberbully’s paren...

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...ehavior is suspension for the bully; then that should also be the policy for cyberbullying. While suspension from school will never put an end to bullying of any form, it can help to send a message that bullying will not be tolerated.

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