In the United States of America, practically everybody can agree on the importance of the youth and their education. The youth and children of today are the future leaders of tomorrow. Although education, undoubtedly, is beneficial to America’s youth, there are some experiences, such as bullying, that negatively affect and stick with these youth for the rest of their lives. Certain children find an outlet for their frustrations through bullying others. In the past, these actions could be better controlled because they were limited to face-to-face interactions. However, due to the recent booms in technology over recent years, cell phones, social media sites, group chats, and other forms of technology have allowed bullying to expand into the Internet. This new form of abuse is known as cyber- bullying. According to the Online Merriam-Webster Dictionary, cyber-bullying is, “the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.” This can be done through cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyber-bullying may seem like nothing since there's no physical contact, but in reality it can hurt even more than the actual thing. The victims of cyber-bullying are real people with real feelings; and the bullying has led some to depression, and further more driven them to suicide. Cyber-bullying is a serious issue that negatively affects the youth today.
The definition of bullying uses broad statements to define the actual meaning. Because of this, people may view the definition differently than others. Bullying can range from physical violence to verbal abuse to even cyberbullying. Most people do not realize how common cyberbullying actually is. Over half of teens and adolescents have been bullied online and almost the same number have engaged in the bullying (“Cyber Bullying Statistics”). Cyberbullying is becoming more and more prominent throughout this time period because of the technology continuing to expand around the world. Each year this statistic increasingly grows due to the technology
Cyber bullying is a form of teen violence that can do lasting harm to young people. It can take many forms such as sending hurtful messages or threats, spreading rumors online, posting unflattering pictures, pretending to be someone else or stealing a person’s account information and posting vulgar things. There are two kinds of cyber bullying, direct attacks, which are sent to kids directly, and cyber bullying by proxy, which is using others help to cyber bully the victim, wither with or without the accomplice’s knowledge (Stop cyber bullying). Overall they both have the same outcome, which is downgrading the victim’s self-esteem to the lowest level possible. For those who have never been cyber bullied see it as nothing important, but what they do not understand is that it can be can be very damaging to adolescents and teens. It can lead to anxiety, depression, and even suicide. People may believe that cyber b...
Cyberbullying, though just surfacing in recent times, has accelerated quickly to being one of the most observed forms of bullying to take place in today’s society. With the ease that comes with using the Internet and social networks, new kinds of bullies are being born each day. Sadly, though this problem has just developed, it has been proven to be one of the worst forms of bullying to take place over the past years, solely based on the permanent and detrimental negative effects associated with it. It not only affects one’s physical well-being but it also has a way of picking apart a person’s psyche—which is where the true issue lies. Cyberbully tends to occur where ever teenagers gather-- which is in itself a destructive pattern since teenagers are at that age where social status and self-actualization is important to their development and how they find themselves. Thus, having to ex...
The act of bullying has been present in children’s life throughout time. It has been seen in movies, books, and even real life situations. In recent years there has been in increase in the use of technology and the Internet. As a result a new type of bullying has been introduced to today’s generation of teenagers. This new type of bullying is known as cyberbullying. Cyberbullying has a negative impact on the lives of the teenagers that experience it.
Have you ever wondered what cyber-bullying actually is? How it affected many people’s lives? Cyber-bullying is a type of bullying which involves the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. Cyber-bullying is one of the world’s most common types of bullying and has had many harmful effects on people, such as anxiety, depression, and even suicide. Due to the growing rate of the sales and production of electronic devices, cyber-bullying has increased rapidly over the years. In this essay, you will see how cyber-bullying is different from traditional bullying, how it has affected people, and how to fight it.
Bullying has been happening for generation after generation. Today’s society made possible to bully people without being face to face. This type of bullying is called cyber-bullying. Teenagers uses theirs electronics advices as weapons to attack other people with hurtful things though the use of text messaging or social networking websites. 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.
Bullying has become an increasing problem among teens, parents, and society. Bullying has always been around and it is an issue many individuals fight to end. It is one of the leading causes of depression and suicide between young adults. Adults are the blame for bullying and cyberbullying among children and teenagers. It is the responsibility of the parents’ to get involved in the subject in order to educate their children about the different ways of bullying. It is a problem that must be eliminated. Bullying is presented every day in numerous forms. A bully is a person who intentionally hurts another individual physically and or emotionally and finds pleasure in doing wrong to others. However, today the most common way of bullying is virtual. The general basis for the concept of bullying is a physical or emotional harm, without being aware that the same harm can be done over the internet through social
In her article “How the Internet Has Changed Bullying”, Maria Konnikova explained how bullying has reached technology, and in the workplaces of many adults. The Internet has made it harder to escape from bullying, and easier for bullies to escape from confronting their victims. Furthermore, the author stresses that cyberbullying not only targets high schoolers, but it’s affecting the lives of college students as well (Konnikova 1). Cyberbullying takes place in the Internet world where is easier for a bully to gossip and humiliate multiple of victims in a faster pace. The studies have shown that cyberbullying is making a greater impact in the victims’ and the bullies’ lives more than the traditional bullying and many people are not aware of it; therefore the schools, witnesses, and employers should work together to fight against cyberbullying and provide help to the victims and bullies.
This sort of phenomenon makes major headlines regularly in recent times and effects a clear majority of today’s youth. State and local lawmakers have taken steps to prevent this type of bullying by making illegal under several criminal law codes. Michele Hamm, a researcher in pediatrics explained, “There were consistent associations between exposure to cyberbullying and increased likelihood of depression.” Cyberbullying became widespread among students with the rapid growth in use of cellular devices and the Internet. With this kind of technology bullies have the ability to send harmful messages to their recipients at any given time. This type of bullying is the hardest to control because it involves students but often happens off school grounds. However, because the evidence is material, students and parents could bring this evidence to the school and local police departments if a situation were to happen. Parents should be mindful of their child’s use of the internet and electronic messaging, cyberbullying usually takes place in a medium in which adults are seldom present (Mason, 2008). Also, instead of sending direct messages to other students, bullies use platforms such as social media and anonymous blogs to post harmful things for others to see. Educators must understand the significance of social media use to their students, especially
Generations after generations teens have used the actions of bullying to hurt others they felt as a threat or to be in the “in crowd” of popularity. Traditional bullying was physical and thus confined to face-to-face contexts. However, with the development of widespread social interaction via social media websites, email, and text-messaging, teens have additional avenues of expression and, as a result, other means of bullying. Over time the bullying taking place using digital means has come to be known as cyberbullying. Cyberbullying has brought the evilness out of teen’s actions, words, and thoughts whether they were the bully or the victim. Equally important, the ending results of these actions, words and thoughts have brought death, limited yet undefined punishable consequences if pursued, and slowly progressing methods to control cyberbullying as a whole.
In the United States, an estimated 1.6 million school students undergo bullying at least once a week and 1.7 million youth bully others (Kuykendall, 3). Bullying has become a big problem in today’s society. Bullying refers distinct form of peer aggression involving negative actions that represent intentional, repetitive, and involve an imbalance of power between victim and perpetrator (Thomas). Bullying happens everywhere and to anyone. It can happen at work, school, and even at your own home. Also, bullying not only happens to little kids or teenagers, but even to adults. Also, since technology and interacting websites have became more and more popular, a new bullying way has started to form called cyberbullying. Cyberbullying can happen
Nowadays bullying has gone much farther than just physical violence. Most teens today have either been cyber bullied or have been witnesses to it. Cyber bullying is a form of bullying that is done over electronic messaging or over social media. This is very new to many people of the older generation, but is very relevant to the new generation. Cyber bullying is becoming an increasingly big problem in the U.S. every year. Being a kid who has grown up with technology and social media I have witnessed cyber bullying many times in my life. I have had many friends that have fell victim to cyber bullying and this is why I chose to talk about this topic. Since this topic of bullying is overlooked in our society as not being an issue I decided to choose
Stutzky suggests that cyber bullying is the use of modern communication technologies to embarrass, humiliate, threaten, or intimidate an individual in the attempt to gain power and control over them. Bullying has been around since the beginning of time. These days however, bullying isn’t just happening on the playground, it’s happening on the internet and mobile phones, making it possible to bully a child 24 hours a day. Cyber bullying follows children around the clock and into the safety of their own bedrooms. A recent survey by MindOh!, an educational company that follows youth trends, reported that nearly 80% of the 5,500 teens that were surveyed said that they had been exposed to cyber bullying. Cyber bullying affects the mental health of so many young adolescents around the world, and the issue is steadily increasing as more and more ways to bully are created.In extreme incidents, cyber bullying has led teenagers to suicide. Most victims, however, suffer shame, embarrassment, anger, depression and withdrawal. While technology continues to evolve, new means of communication enable today’s bullies to become more effective in terrorizing and tormenting their victims. The aim was to increase awareness and decrease the prevalence of cyber bullying- Year 9 at Meridan State College being the stakeholders (people involved).
The online bully’s goal is to make their target feel weak; these online bullies can be referred to as a cyber bully. Cyber bullying is the exercise of using technology to embarrass, threaten, harass, or target another person; according to its definition it occurs among young people (New, 4). It is usually performed by a child’s peers and surprisingly occurs early as the second grade (Jacobs 1). Cyber bullying can even be unintentional, especially through the use of emails, IMs, and text messages because the tone of the sender may be hard to depict. However, recurring emails, online posts, and texts are hardly ever unintentional (124). As the number of youths increase that have the availability to technology, cyber bullying is likely to continue to rise and continue to take its toll on youth. Due to its excessive effect that it has on children today, Cyber bullying should be taken more seriously.