Almost everyone is cyber bullied once in their life. Kids need to lear to be mature about cyber bullying. Fighting back is not an option that gives the bullier the satisfaction of knowing that what they said hurt you. Cyber bullying is only going to get worse as technology keeps increasing. This is Unacceptable bullying is abuse and it should be stopped.
In the article, Bullying Linked to Poor Mental Health, a study has found that “bullying by peers scars children’s mental health over the long haul as much as-or more than-abuse by adults does.” Child abuse hurts children emotionally and physically and several government agencies have been made to protect these children; more should be implemented for victims of cyberbullying. Unlike a playground where a child may run away and not get hit, in cyberbullying there is nowhere to hide. According to Jeff Chu, “when cyberbullying slashes, it can be a sign of emotional or psychological problems.” He also points out, "The kids who are victimized seem to be heavily involved in bullying others “ which he based on the Clemson study. Many parents have spoken out about the effects cyberbulling has had on their children; some of these children chose to commit suicide then bare the pain of cyberbullying. In the article, Cyberbulling takes a Toll in an Instant “To children ages... ... middle of paper ... ...ttend “cyber workshops” and learn how to monitor their children’s online behavior.
According to an 2006 study found that “40% of preteens and 30% of teens are cyberbullied at school’’ (5). Cyberbullying does not begin at school; the behavior can, have serious negative effects (2.SVC;S,C). This show that ;more over, principals and school district can work with everybody to respond more effectively to cyberbullying (1a.SV; more over adverb, SV). School district should incorporate cyberbullying into all relevant school policies. Safeguard staff members as well as students about cyberbullying (Holladay 4).
Cyber bullying is the bullying or harassing of a person or group of people using some form of technology. Louise Cobb (2010) suggests that; Cyber bullying can lead to serious emotional consequences, including depression, low self-esteem, anxiety disorders and suicide. From this information, the Year 11 Health Education students decided to implement an action plan to minimise the prevalence of Cyber bullying and increase awareness among the Year 9 students at Meridan. The action plan allowed the Health Education students to develop three main hypotheses as to why Year 9 Meridan students’ cyber bully. Year 9 students at Meridan cyber bully because they think cyber bullying is anonymous and is therefore a low risk of getting caught; to increase their popularity; and to follow their peers.
There are no “two sides to every story” Not only cyber bullying, but all forms of bullying is one major cause in teen suicide. Bullying has reached epic proportions now because bullies have total access to their victims via technology. Cyber Bullying should be recognized because bullying can cause discomfort to the victim, because of this matter schools should punish students because of their actions, and suspending bullies will put a stop to bullying. According to Student Press Law Center, “Some experts also believe that online bullying, or the humiliation and taunting of classmates online, can have just as many negative consequence as face-to-face bullying at school” (SPLC par. 7).
Types of indirect bullying include social isolation, intentional exclusion, making faces, obscene gestures, and manipulating friendships (NCPTB, 2003). Possible impacts on bullying victim (NCPTB, 2003): ... ... middle of paper ... ...ides for stay-away orders that allow police officers to arrest violators for making telephone contact, mailing letters, or coming within a specified distance of the victim (Education World, 2000). It sounds extreme, but it may be necessary. References: North Carolina Parent-Teacher Bulletin: Bullying Affects all our Children. 2003.
According to an online article entitled “N.J. School District Set to Battle Cyber Bullies,” Cindy Hsu describes a student’s comment on allowing teachers to have the right to report cases of cyberbullying. In the article, Hsu records a senior student Carole Johnson’s opinion in which she states, “I think it’s a good idea because if they don’t take action, it’s just going to keep happening and people are going to get hurt.” Moreover, without prevention or education of cyberbullying and the lack of protection to students cyberbullying will hurt more people and the harm will never end until the school does something about cyberbullying. By adding rules and regulation to the student policies, the school can help stop and punish bullies. Based on an online article called “School Response to Cyberbullying and Sexting,” Nancy Willard writes about school allowing overreaction of punishing students involved in cyberbullying whether they are the victim or not.
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