The second option is to give in and let the bully start bullying you. The people who gets bullied are always weak in some way whether it is the fact that they have low self-esteem or they just cannot stand up for themselves. There needs to be an update to all of the major social networking sites that has some kind of link that you can click on to report people that is bullying people over the internet. Then, there would be less cyber bullying and all of the people who are affected by it would be able to live a better life knowing that they will not be bullied anymore. Cyber bullying is defined as somebody bullying, upsetting, threatening, harassing, or embarrassing another person using the Internet or using any technology that you can harass somebody without doing it in person.
Cyberbullying is a serious problem with devastating consequences and we should be doing everything possible to control it. Victims of cyberbullying can be harassed by different methods and by various behaviors. Cyberbullying occurs when a young person embarrasses, threatens, humiliates or torments another young person over the internet, cell phone or through text messages. Cyberbullies want their victims to feel bad about themselves. It is normally not a one- time occurrence but repeated many times (Cyber Bullying Statistics 2013).
Teens use technological devices as weapons through the use of social networking websites, text messaging and other ways. Teenager use these social networking websites and text messaging to make fun of one another, call each other names and threaten one another all to the point where the victim feels worthless and ends up with psychological problems or in the worst scenario, committing suicide. The most famous website that teenagers use these days for cyberbullying is Facebook; they login to their account and write a status about their victim and tag their victim on the status or ask a friend who has the victim as a friend to tag him or her in a comment below the status. Teenagers also use chat rooms to post pictures of their victim and publicly humiliate and make fun of their victims and others usually join in adding to it. I decided to write about cyber bullying because it has been happening a lot lately and as a mother I am really concerned about it, so I would like to know what to do in case my children were to go through a situation like that.
Cyberbullying is a major problem within our society that has had a negative impact on teens and young adults and needs to come to an end. As most of us know, cyberbullying is the transmission of cruel or hateful texts or images using the internet or other devices such as cell phones. Rumors are likely to be spread by others via different social media websites.Things such as stalking, bullying, threats, harassment, humiliation and impersonation are all different examples of cyberbullying. Students can experience cyberbullying wherever they have access to a cell phone or a computer. Approximately half of cyberbully victims are also victims of traditional face-to-face bullying.
Cyberbullying has become a huge problem globally. Children, teens, and even adults are able to connect to each other through the internet and hurt one another emotionally (which could lead to the victim harming themselves physically). However, light is beginning to shine on this ever-growing topic and officials are starting to recognize it as a real problem. Some are trying to get a cyberbullying act passed that will subject cyberbullies to prosecution, and possibly federal punishment. But the punishment should fit the crime, and although dangerous, most cyberbullying should not warrant a federal audience.
‘’It is important to stop cyber bullying and get help for the people involved, but it can be hard to know how to stop cyber bullying’’ (Stop Cyber Bullying). Cyber bullying is becoming a very big problem for parents, and the person getting bullied. ‘’The study found that 78% of social-media-using teens said that an experience on a social networking site had either made them feel good about themselves or feel closer to another person; but 88% said they have seen other people being mean or cruel’’ (Graham Winch). “Cyber bullying is defined as a young person tormenting, threatening, harassing, or embarrassing another young person using the Internet or other technologies, like cell phones’’ (11 Facts about cyber bullying). It seems like the rate of cyber bullying is going up and up lately.
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).
Cyber bullies think it’s funny to bully others online. When a cyber-bully posts something online, he/she does not realize the consequences for themselves. When you post something online, you must think of how it can affect you in the future when you need to go to college or get a job. There are many ways to track someone who is cyber bullying so don’t try to use a fake name thinking you won’t get caught. Just try to help prevent it in any way so we all can live in a safe environment.
“Parents need to know that unrestricted media use can have serious consequences. It’s been linked with violence, cyberbullying, -- and a host of other problems” (Ocala Star-Banner). Facebook is a popular social media site to go to catch up with friends but it is k... ... middle of paper ... ... and if their child is on the internet often, they are likely to have experienced cyberbullying at some time. Without parents checking to see if their child is being cyberbullied, the kid may go into depression and possibly start thinking of suicide if never helped in time. Any parent or adult can help to stop cyberbullying by checking with their kids and viewing what they post on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites.