They are able send their victims unwanted messages and post inappropriate pictures and humiliating things about their victims online. Even though Bullying has changed more from a type of ph... ... middle of paper ... ...most important tip for parents is to be aware of what your kids are doing on the Internet by asking their passwords to get into their social media accounts and by being able to get on their computers and see what they have been doing. Through this type of technology, people are able to bully their fellow peers without having to physically be there to hurt them. Due to cyber bullying being so harmful and can cause students to end their lives people believe that cyber bullying should be a criminal offense, while other people who say that kids just need to learn how to ignore what other people are saying think that cyber bullying should not be a criminal offense. With the use of technology, bullying has made a turn for the worse.
Cyberbullying is online bullying, which has only been around for a short amount of time. For example, cyberbullying is when someone repeatedly targets you in a negative way using electronic media (Reece). This statement explains what cyberbullying is and how it is different than common bullying. Continuing on, cyberbullying is a young concept because it involves technology which expands a teen’s reach of what their harm can do (Hinduja). In addition, the use of technology is new in this day and age and it can be much worse, unlike face to face bullying, you cannot avoid cyberbullies (Reece).
Technology has given individuals the opportunity to change the game of bullying. Cyber-bullying is one of the most common forms of bullying as of today. The Internet has no boundaries so the public has access to endless and countless number of things. Cyber-bully is the electronic posting of mean-spirited messages about a person (as a student) often done anonymously according to Merriam-Webster dictionary. While traditionally bullying and cyber-bullying are very comparable in forms of technique that also have many differences.
In the modern society, technology has increased daily internet use. This has come up with both positive and negative effects including internet bullying commonly known as cyber bullying. Cyber bullying is the kind of bullying that involves use of an electronic device as the mode of contact (Dooley et al, 2009). Irrespective of the cause of bullying, cases of psychological effects result, which might lead to suicide by the victims. It is notable that bullying associated with social media can be controlled by parents in that parents need to be aware of what their children are doing (Wordpress.com, 2011).
Usually, it is repeated over time. Normally, bullying involved actions such as: physical bullying, verbal bullying, or intimidation through gestures or social exclusion. Cyber bullying affects many young people all over the world to a point that the victims and their families and friends suffer serious emotional and physical problems. To help avoid future tradgeties, I would like to educate you more on what it is. Cyberbullying emerged when online technology became more accessible to teens.
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a perceived power imbalance (stopbullying.gov). Cyberbullying is bullying by an electronic means. Unlike normal bullying that only last while a person is in school or away from home, cyberbullying can continue nonstop. With the majority of young people having access to computers and cell phones with internet capability it is easy for bullies to harass someone anonymously and continuously. As parents we must understand that cyberbullying is happening and it can cause strong emotional damage to our young people.
Cyberbullying is more dangerous than transitional bullying because cyberbullying has more methods to bully the victim direct or anonymous. In the book Responding to Cyber Bullying, an Action Tool for School Leaders, the authors Mayers and her colleagues mentioned eighteen common methods. I just want to discuss two popular methods of cyberbullying that are often seen online. First, Flaming is “Online fighting by posting or sending an extremely critical or abusive electronic mail message in a public forum to inflame or enrage the recipient, often as retaliation to a perceived slight” (Mayers et al. 4).
How I look at cyber bullying is that it should be a big issue just as physical bullying. In my own opinion I think that in high middle and high school teenagers such as bullies on the internet should be suspended to teach them a lesson on what they are doing to others are wrong. Many may know that lots of teenagers and children have taken their lives for the reason that of another pupil saying something harmful to them online. I chose to do my topic on how does cyber bullying affect people as my research topic. The reason why I wanted to do my topic on this was because I feel it is a big issue which is getting out of hands now days.
These days, cyberbullying is considered a new form of bullying. It can happen over the internet by computer, mobile phone or any other electronic devices. Cyberbullying could involve any form of unpleasant words or pictures being displayed on the internet for others to see. It could also involve the spreading of lies about the victim on the internet. Many people are stepping up efforts to prevent bullying in the first place.
They warn that young people on these sites are more likely to be the victims of cyber bullying and that they are also vulnerable to pr... ... middle of paper ... ...y, has a very strict Internet usage policy with certain sites, like Myspace, blocked so students cannot access them (Cyber Bullying 3). Cyber bullying causes destruction to not only the victim’s life, but the loved ones of the victim as well. With the modern day technology that increases every day, cyber bullying will keep growing without the strict anti-bullying laws that need to be enforced not only in select states, but in all. Schools need to be more open-eyed to what children are doing during school hours and being strict that their acts don’t follow them home. Parents need to teach their children better habits and respectful manners so that when they are confronted with others, it is less likely they will be a bully to them.