For those who believes adolescents should not be punished for committing online harassment need definitely need to think twice. Allowing teens to post rude post sending nasty messages and images to attack other innocent kids should be unacceptable. 50 percent of teens have been bullied online before because young teens now spend a tremendous amount time social media .It consider the main interest, for children and teenager other than sleeping. Authorities and society should makes more efforts to legislate against adolescent who get involved in cyberbullying. In addition to prevent cyberbullying parents, and schools should retrench children 's technology use since it is consider the common source that causes cyberbullying.
It is Tina’s first day of freshman year. She walks into her first class and captures the attention of a few upperclassmen guys. She gradually becomes friends with them throughout the year and never notices the other girls glaring at her because of their stone cold jealousy. One day, during school, Tina gets on her Instagram page and sees notifications that a few girls have commented on her pictures. She eagerly clicks on the pictures assuming the comments will be heartening and upbeat and immediately gasps at the monstrosity of the comments, especially since they are from her only friends at school. Immediately she feels so embarrassed and hurt that she cannot handle the situation. The next day, the school has a moment of silence for the freshman
Cyberbullying is a very controversial matter. People are starting to say that cyberbullies should be prosecuted for their actions. First of all, there are more important crimes to focus on like murder and theft than just prosecuting a kid who said something “offensive” to another kid. Also, the First Amendment protects cyberbullies to have freedom of speech and say stuff to other kids. To add on, just because someone “excludes” another kid form not joining a group, does not mean that they should be criminally prosecuted. If people are being cyberbullied, they should not use social media much.
Technology and innovation in the 21st century demonstrate an effective means for people to communication and interaction effectively with one another eliminating time and space restriction. The chat room, emails, blogs, social media websites such as Facebook, Tweeter, Instagram and texting provide the opportunity for individuals who would otherwise have no access to them making cell phones and the internet very popular across the generation (Siegel, 2010). Many people use the cyber medium for diverse purposes including academics, business, social or entertainment motives. However, some individuals used cyberspace for malevolent reasons targeting unsuspecting individuals most youth, at risk for being afflicted (Siegel, 2010). Hence, due to
Honors Sophomore English 7
7 December 2015
“People say that sticks and stones can break your bones, but names can never hurt you. But I have come to realization that the statement does not apply to the majority of teenagers. Verbal abuse hurts. " This startling statement by a sixteen year old girl, shows how a common believed adage has now been twisted by social media, technology, and society as a whole.
Cyberbullying Not Childs Play Anymore
And the caption reads: “Since you like having my name in your mouth so much let them see my “blank” in your mouth.” And under the caption was a picture of a woman in an unsavory position the kind you would cover your children eyes for immediately. Pictures like this are a common occurrences on social network sites as much as the advertising that goes on. On any given day you can go on one of these sites and see people exposing or “screen shooting” peoples personal information and business every day and this is the new age bullying called “Cyberbullying” and it is not just something you see or hear of children and teens doing it’s adults who participate in this discouraging behavior as well believe it or not.
Technology rules the world in today’s society. With the rise in the technology, there have been many cases that have come about because of how some underage citizens treat others. Cyber bullying and cyber stalking have become an issue within some states in the United States. In the state of Texas there has been a bullying law in place that covers electronic harassment, school sanction and school policies. Although the state of Texas does not cover cyber bullying it is still a problem within the state. There is also laws that goes along with cyber stalking in the state of Texas.
Being cyberbullied is a reality that mostly teens and young adults of today have to face but it can happen to anyone at any age, with many suffering from it but not speaking up about it. If not dealt with properly it can lead to numerous mental health problems and in extreme cases even suicide of the victim or others being injured. Thus becoming a serious problem that needs more attention by adults, media, and schools alike. With the advancement in technology and social media becoming a bigger part of these teens lives everyone needs to be educated on a subject like this from young to old. In a quote by Chris McComas, father of Grace McComas, a teen who had committed suicide, posted “No longer does a bully say something nasty in the schoolyard
Bullying has many types for example cyberbullying, cyberbullying is when someone bullying anyone by choosing random targets by using cellphones computers and other electronics to pick on others and destroying the victim’s reputation by posting uncertain things and spreading false rumors on line on YouTube, Facebook or any social media websites. Cyberbullying can happen in school and online at home or anywhere. Today One of the types of bullying that is placed on federal is cyberbullying because the bully can harass at any time plus it addresses civil rights due to with property rights, personal dignity and freedom from injury. Being a bully in school or off of school grounds or online is no joke and it can lead to huge negative consequences
With the new society and technology, there are many disadvantages. One that happens to be a very important is cyberbullying. Many bullies prefer to cyberbully because they can do it from the safety of their home and/or behind a computer screen. This is inhumane and wrong because to be bullied is to be stripped of your rights, and rather than in public, where someone can try and help, they do it from their homes. When someone is in a crisis mode, they may not know how to deal with it.