The Centers for Disease Control has even gone as far as labeling it an ‘emerging public-health problem’ (Billitteri). This isn’t hard to argue with considering how many deaths it has caused. In schools, many people are affected by this whether they are the one doing the bullying, or the one suffering from it. “The 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey finds that 16% of high school students (grades 9-12) were electronically bullied in the past year” (“What Is Cyberbullying”). These were just the people willing to speak up about it.
Do you know what it is like to be called names, tortured about your interests, your hobbies, your preferences, or even your lifestyle? Have you ever experienced this kind of torment through social media, email, or even texting? It is called cyber bullying; “When someone repeatedly makes fun of another person online or repeatedly picks on another person through email, text messaging or when someone posts something online about another person that they don’t like” (Patchin). There are several different motives why someone may cyber bully. Three of the well-known reasons are jealousy, popularity, and home life.
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