Snaring them in a complex and cruel world with no forgiveness. Solicitations and pornography abound and are easily obtained by those of all ages. This is a war that has been fought, is being fought, and will continue to plague the world we live in without fail. The safety of today’s youth in the online environment is becoming an increasingly popular topic. With subject matter ranging from bullying, identity theft, all the way to sexual exploitation it is no wonder the issue of youth safety online has become a mainstream problem.
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. I took advantage that it’s a good topic for a research essay... ... middle of paper ... ...mething has to be done about this problem; there should be no reason for so many teenagers to die so young with their whole lives ahead of them. Sometimes these bullies are just trying to prank their victims, but the victims don’t get the funny part of it which turns out in a really bad prank with an unexpected outcome. Work Cited Cart, Michael. "A Literature Of Risk."
“Technology is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand and it stabs you in the back with the other.” Charles Percy Snow (Technology Quotes). Technology is undoubtedly helpful but it is causing some major issues in today’s generation of children and teenagers. Being addicted to a Play Station, constantly texting, posting on Facebook; that is exactly what most all children and teenagers do for many hours a day every single day of their secluded lives. These addictions are ridiculously unhealthy.
In the 21st century, cyber bullying has grown to be a major crime and motive for suicide for those victimized due to bullies who yearn to overpower others with the convenience of technology. Unfortunately even with today’s anti-bullying chant and progressive technology, this crime will continue in young adults. Compared to a century ago, cyber bullying has grown to a scale that cannot be controlled. With new handheld devices that have the ability to send a message to another’s device in no more than 15 seconds, it is easier than ever to bully over the cyber waves. The suicide rates have risen tremendously due to harassment through technology and the ability to bully 24 hours a day.
Cell phones and the internet are a very innovative way to communicate, but in the present day, there is a high availability that teenagers have to find out any information over the web. This information that teenagers are exposed to can cause them to be manipulated and deceived into bullying others online. Due to the overwhelming fear and embarrassment of being bullied online, many teenagers tend to keep such events to themselves. “It’s universally ingrained that reporting bullying is being a ‘snitch’ and trying to get someone in trouble.” ("In Cyber Bullying, Depression Hits Victims Hardest") There is a strong interconnection between cyberbullying and te... ... middle of paper ... ...sion.html>. "In Cyber Bullying, Depression Hits Victims Hardest."cfah.org.
“Your words have powers, use them wisely.” Even though charges for online bullying may become to sever, online bullying is still the leading cause in many teen suicides because people feel unwanted and therefore people who use public websites to bully should be charged. Many teenagers don’t realize how hurtful their words can be, and never think that maybe that one word could set someone over the edge. Like in the case of Ciara Pugsley, who was bullied to the point that she thought suicide was the only option. (Fearon) Young people online are seen as easy target for bullies because bullies can just hide behind a computer screen or phone and use vulgar words and nicknames to put down somebody for their race, sexual orientation, etc. And most people don’t tell an adult figure or parent because they don’t want to be seen as weak or be a “snitch”.
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).
The web and online networking makes pathways that lead the harassers to the exploited people. Kids that regularly have a considerable measure of insecurities are tens times more powerless against individuals' impolite comments and judgments behind the screen. Subsequently, making digital harassing. violent dangers, inconsiderate remarks, psychological mistreatment behind an electronic apparatus characterizes digital tormenting. Mcquade intimates, "As researchers in the field, the authors are able to provide a timely, up-to-date examination of cyberbullying.
Three of the well-known reasons are jealousy, popularity, and home life. These motives will be discussed in this paper. The first thing to discuss is the definition on cyber bullying. One definition of cyber bullying is “Willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cellphones and other electronic devices” (Gerdes 7). Technology has made it easier for people to bully others is through these devices.
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