Introduction The topic I chose to write about for the key assessment is bullying. Bullying can be described as a type of repeated aggressive behavior among school aged children where a student causes physical, emotional, or social power imbalance to another. Traditionally, bullying was done on school grounds and was easier for teachers and school administrators to prevent. However, with the rapid growth in student use of technology, bullies have used electronic platforms to send harmful messages to recipients. While physical bullying and violence towards other students should never be acceptable, the lasting emotional effect on students is also something to consider.
“Cyber bullying is defined as using the computer or other electronic devices to intimidate, threaten or humiliate another individual,” Admin October 13th, 2008. As the Hartman 2 internet continues growing more popular with the youth, so do potential risks of online bullies. Juveniles today may be technology savvy but many lack the maturity to comprehend the consequences of misusing it. There are countless ways to cyber bully. Creating an alias to harass someone, sending cruel emails, stealing ones account information, and spreading rumors on websites and chat rooms are examples.
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.
‘’Cyber bullying often possesses the absence of these traits and it may be linked to the flexibility of online media, which can lead students to play the roles of bullies, victims, and witnesses interchangeably’’ (Quillen 8). This is when someone is being teased at, or named called or even threatened by emails, text messages, or any social media. Some bullies tease others in social media by posting pictures of other kids and making fun of them or by writing comments underneath other kids post. This type of bullying can affect negatively in a kids life because anyone has access to the internet and anyone can pretend to be someone else and hurt other people. Not only these kids hurt others through the internet, but they bring the internet to life.
Cyber-bullying Bullying has been happening for generation after generation. Today’s society made possible to bully people without being face to face. This type of bullying is called cyber-bullying. Teenagers uses theirs electronics advices as weapons to attack other people with hurtful things though the use of text messaging or social networking websites. Cyber-bullying can “damage a person emotionally” (Media).
After reading this paper I hope to convince you that cyberbullying school policies should allow administrators to discipline students in some off campus incidents in spite of alleged First Amendment protections. Since most cyberbullying incidents happen off campus, teachers and school administrators often fail to get involved because of the fear of a lawsuit for violating the students freedom of speech. But the off campus cyberbullying follows the student and causes actual bullying during school hours. Cyberbullies are creating hate websites/pages, and messaging. They even post pictures of students on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace walls’ where everyone can see it.
Peer to peer bullying is no longer limited to physical or verbal interactions. The growing presence of the cyber world has allowed for technology to be deliberately used by young generations to repeatedly humiliate and harass their peers. With such a big presence in teen’s life, technology provides an easy means of bullying others. According to the article, The Cold Hard Facts About Cyberbullying, 95 percent of teens use soc... ... middle of paper ... ...ince they are just trying to create an impression. The constant harassment and humiliation that cyberbullies put individual through often leads to a negative impact of the victims life that can eventually lead them to commit suicide.
Punishing Cyberbullies: An Argument For Handling Cyberbullying Cyberbullying has been an issue for the United States throughout every school and surprisingly expressing harmful effects onto the students. Students in the US may have once experienced the Internet use of harassment and may have gotten used to ignoring the harassments. However, some students face severe cyberbullying that even cost them their life, mental stability, and the push to go to school. The schools should track down and punish students for on and off campus cyberbullying or else students face negativity, low attendance, suicidal thoughts, and interrupting lessons. Moreover, schools need to provide presentations to prevent cyberbullying from happening again.
Cyber Bullying Cyber bullying is the bullying of someone over Facebook, twitter, instagram etc. Cyber bullying began when social media came around. Bullying often occurs in people who don’t know how to control their emotions. They feel powerless which is why they resort to cyber bullying. By resorting to cyber bullying kids feel power over people, which makes them feel good about themselves.
While flaming happens in a public forum that is easier to collect the evidence of bullying, the bully seems to be anonymous in the impersonating method. As a result, victims are inability to figure out who hacked in her or his personal accounts to defend themselves. In addition to methods, signs of being bullied are also important to parents and school administrators. How do parents know that their children have been bullied to help them before it is too late? Kowalski and colleagues discussed on the book of a research that studied common signs of victims who experienced cyberbullying: • Child appears upset after being online.