Cyber-bullying can “damage a person emotionally” (Media). It can also make them have low self-esteem. In our society today, cyber-bullying is a new type of problem that many teenagers have to face. “Cyber-bullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person(Media).” It can happen anywhere there is access to internet. Cyber-bullying usually happens in high schools and middle schools.
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.
Cyber bullies thrive on the reaction they get from the victim. When getting cyber bullied the best thing to do is ignore it or leave the conversation. The only good news about bullying online or on phones is that evidence can usually get saved and shown to someone that can help. The evidence should be saved in case the bullying escalates. If the cyberbullying really gets to the victim they should reach out for help.
Bullying includes two people, a harasser and a victim. The bully abuses the victim through words, actions, or other ways in order to gain supremacy and dominance. This may be done directly by hitting, physically or verbally assaulting face-to-face or behind a screen: gossip, rumors, etc. According to Sameer Hinduja and Justin Patchin’s Preventing and Responding to Cyber bullying: Expert Perspectives, cyber bullying is defined as “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices,” and that it has become a growing issue. Cyber bullying is a universal social concern today.
Some include ignoring the bully, recording evidence (so that, if the problem gets out of hand, one would have proof of the behavior), cutting the bully off, or reporting them to the website administrators if it happens on a website (it is most likely violating some rules) (”Delete Cyberbullying” 1). These are very good suggestions to ending cyberbullying in, at least, a few homes. If the victim is being harassed via instant messaging, they can block the bully or change their phone number. And, if the victim lives with their parents or others, those other people can regulate their devices to see if there are any harassing and/ or threatening messages. Cyberbullying can also be cut from the roots if children learn not to behave badly.
By educating children on standing up to cyber bullying, they can help to prevent cyber bullying all on their own. In conclusion, cyber bullying is a problem that is growing exponentially with the expansion of today’s technology. In order to stop the hatred thrown onto children through the Internet, preventative strategies need to be put in place. Too many children are being worn down mentally and emotionally due to being bullying anonymously on social media, through texts, and over email messages. Ignoring this problem can not continue.
First is if your child comes to you help them (Tips to Help Stop Cyber bullying, 2013). It takes a lot for a victim to come to someone when they have a problem take advantage of it and try to help. Second thing before doing something about the problem. It could turn out bad if certain people find out that a parent is involved, it could make it worse for the victim (Tips to Help Stop Cyber bullying, 2013). The reason is because the bullies could think that it’s a threat to them.
Imagine being personally targeted and bullied by another individual constantly. Maybe never seriously injured but verbally abused in person and possibly online. The issue of cyberbullying can be quite pivotal in this new generation. Cyberbullying is a controversial matter that the world must address because of how it can occur anywhere at any time, causes harm to targeted people, and affects all associated parties. Cyberbullying is online bullying, which has only been around for a short amount of time.
Cyberbullying Cyberbullying is a type of bullying that takes place with the use of any electronic technology. Cyberbullying is a major problem affecting young people today. There are different types of cyberbullying. This topic comes as an interest to many people these days because bullying is very common and it can ruin a person’s life. These days, cyberbullying is considered a new form of bullying.
Aisha Tosado English 101-71 Cyber Bullying Cyber bullying is when someone is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, or just a target by a mobile phone or internet, most of the time, both. Cyber bullying can include anything from the list provided above, by text message, instant message, email, blogs, social websites, etc. As more and more children gain access to these, the more people are being harmed. Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power or strength. Usually, it is repeated over time.