“Around half of teens have been the victims of cyber bullies,” Richard Webster from the “Cyber bullying is when a person or a group is trying to embarrass and harm or intimidate those who are weaker than them”. “Cyber bullying to texting: What’s on your kids ‘Cell?” What is cyber bullying? The Stop bullying Organization explains what the meaning of cyber bullying is. Cyber bullies are able to use cells phones and the internet to make it very easy bully other people. Lawmakers and Schools should take more action towards people who are being bullies because it can lead to depression, suicide, and mental issue.
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.
Social Networking has taken bullying to the extreme. Before advanced technology, children and teenagers were troubled by school bullies. Today, they are targeted by bullies via internet. Most people undergo some form of bullying in life. Growing up, I experienced the typical name calling and spiteful comments.
Cyberbullying is a serious problem with devastating consequences and we should be doing everything possible to control it. Victims of cyberbullying can be harassed by different methods and by various behaviors. Cyberbullying occurs when a young person embarrasses, threatens, humiliates or torments another young person over the internet, cell phone or through text messages. Cyberbullies want their victims to feel bad about themselves. It is normally not a one- time occurrence but repeated many times (Cyber Bullying Statistics 2013).
These were just the people willing to speak up about it. In high school many people are more afraid of the effect that bullying someone can have on them. Whereas, people in middle and elementary school often are more careless, and do not see how badly they can be effected when cyberbullying someone. One study found that 42% of fourth to eighth grade students have admitted to saying something mean or heartful online (“Orie make cyberbullying”). This is almost half of the students saying that they have been bullies.
Schools should educate student that there are different ways to decrease cyberbullying. It normally happens off school premises and it eventually leads to the classroom. School administrators should suspend students if the cyberbullying becomes detraction to the classroom. The school policy should be reviewed if the bullying starts taking place at school and consequences must be in forced. Administrators can frighten the students by telling them that could even get law enforcement involved if this activity gets out of hand.
10 Apr. 2014. Doucet, Isabeau. "Cyberbullying Among Students Is a Dangerous Epidemic." Netiquette and Online Ethics.
More often than not, the online identity directly transcribes offline social status and both influence each other in a chicken and egg dilemma. Cyberbullying is a major hindrance to the educative, psychological and social well-being of children; in extreme cases, it has led to depression, nervous breakdown and suicide. Meanwhile, unsuspecting parents bemoan their children’s constant use of a technology they see as addictive and,-ignorant of the dangers and prevalence cyberbullying- consider internet predators as a bigger threat. (In 2011, 33% of teenagers have been victims of online bullying according to the Cyberbullying Research Center). Cyberbullying has a viral nature, ergo, the repercussions of have a quicker and more permanent impact at a larger scale, are harder to quench and nearly impossible to contain.
Traditional bullying is what most parents think of when bullying is proposed. The one question that is usually asked is why? There are many reason why bullying may occur. “Bullies may have underlying psychological factors that contribute to their aggressive behavior or impair their ability to interpret social interactions” (Bullying at School). Bullying can cause another person long or short term problems throughout their whole life.
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.