Loo Huan Ting ID #: 02359329 CMST 180 Tuesday & Thursday 2:20 11/13/14 Annotated Bibliography The invention of the Internet has created a new space for bullying. McClatchy, Komolafe Kaz. “States seek ways to fight newest form of bullying” St. Paul Pioneer Press. 25 August 2012: Pg. 1. LexisNexis. Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA. 9 Nov. 2014. McClatchy writes for a national newspaper in Minnesota and is currently drawing attention to cyber bullying. She explores new methods to combat this new type of bullying, which is derived from the internet. This article provides examples on several solutions that have been employed by different states to resolve the issue. Many state governments have come up with new laws requiring schools to construct policies to counter cyber bullying. The article also quotes a professor from John Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public health; he states that the increased usage and reliance on the Internet and smartphones will have a big impact towards cyber bullying. Several state lawmakers are aware of the problem and have begun creating new bills in an attempt to stem the proliferation, but may face some limitations in the process. …show more content…
According to the survey, a majority of parents would notify the police if they knew that their child was cyber bullied. Many parents choose not to report cyber bullying to school officials because they are unsure if the school has a policy against cyber bullying and whether the police would be more trustworthy and effective. Today, cyber bullying is becoming increasingly common, seeing that 80% of teenagers use smartphones on a daily basis. Cyber bullying is becoming a major issue for students, and the public should be warned about the severity of the issue, in order to take further steps to protect children from future …show more content…
There have been two unfortunate suicidal cases in recent years due to cyber bullying: one victim jumped off a cement factory tower with the one shot himself in the chest. A group of Dutch researchers decided to study the relationship between the bullying and the suicides. From 34 studies that shared close resemblance to the issue, they concluded that the children that were being cyber bullied was 3.12 times more likely to have suicidal thoughts, compared to children that were had never been bullied before. One of the researchers also pointed out that annually, about five to eight percent of the US population attempts to commit
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20% of youths that have faced cyberbullying have thought about suicide (Arvig, 2017). 42% of youth report that what they see and read on social media directly influences how they feel emotionally and physically and how they think (Patel o Contributor, 2018). Mr. Lynch stated, "when being a teenager in the Baby Boomers generation there was no such thing about cyber bullying, the only type of bullying was physical and the closest you could get to 'cyber' bullying was ringing someone on the fixed home phone". Bullying peaks in middle school and 81% of teenagers state that bullying online is easier to not get caught doing (Arvig, 2017). According to a study, 25% of youths from Generation Z admitted to having written negative comments online about teenagers they know (Stein, 2016).
Bullying is a major issue facing today’s youth. Over the course of the past few years bullying has become such a concern that many states have adopted laws against it. However, the issue evolves as time goes on and now cyber bullying exists. Cyber bullies can insult others over the internet with no need to be nearby the person they are insulting.
Cyberbullying is a huge problem in the United States, that happens everyday. Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. It affects many people in a negative way and it has to be controlled. In order to do this, schools should be allowed to limit students’ online speech because it affects people's lives and distracts everyone in a school environment. Bullying others through a screen can affect people’s lives mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Technology has advanced so quickly that the way we communicate with people has changed hugely, particularly in the last few decades. As computers and mobile devices became more acceptable and necessary in our everyday life it was not only businesses that relied on needing internet access. Personal use also increased and schools became increasingly reliant on computers and internet access for education, therefore, it is little wonder that some people see this as a medium for which to communicate with others in a way they probably would not do if they had to make these comments face to face to the recipient. With this in mind, I will discuss what the internet is, what cyberbullying involves, who is involved, why it has become a concern and what is being done about it.
Social media is now a major outlet for bullying. Bullying has always been a problem, but not until the twenty-first century has it been on something that isn’t reality: the internet. Bullies can do things online like name calling, gossiping, or posting embarrassing or personal pictures. This is easier for bullies because it is behind a screen, they don’t have to see what harm they are causing by bullying online. It is the main form of bullying in 2016.
The article, "Girl 's suicide Points to Rise in Apps Used by cyberbullies," by Lizette Alvarez, she describes how cyberbullying can help lead to suicide; inbetween traditional bullying and cyberbullying people/humans can break so easily. In Florida there is growing list of children and teens committing suicide due to bullying. Due to new technology, it is increasingly difficult for parents to keep up with their children 's complex digital lives because of this, the suicide rate is going up. Although showing off your scares and razor blades isn 't the best choice, people do it anyways. Although someone might be physically strong, emotionally and mentally they may be much weaker; no matter how hard you fight or try to fight you will fall at
The most frequently noted topics of cyberbullying is romantic relationships, friendships, sexual activity, and personal appearance. Every child has their own demons and weaknesses and when one of their “topics” are targeted on an online setting it makes it nearly impossible to escape. Bully’s target kids that can’t fend for themselves
This is the first century and technology has never been better. It has become so advanced that it has opened up opportunities for jobs, learning, and bullying. It is now easier than ever to bully someone all hours of the day, and to make the bullying follow them wherever they go. Cyberbullying never used to be much of a problem, in fact it didn’t use to exist. But now with all the new technology, and all the freedom online cyber bullying happens everyday.
Annotated Bibliography Sarahi Ali Gutierrez Nevada State College Annotated Bibliography Annotation 1 Piskin, M. (2002). School bullying: definition, types, related factors, and strategies to prevent bullying problems. Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice, 2(2), 555.
However, the change from physical to virtual bullying creates an even more dangerous and modified type of bullying without looking down on the effects of physical torment, but the change to the mental abuse and emotional assault could result in more drastic dissentient effects than that of old school bullying. The fact that most bullying in the past primarily existed and was initiated in exclusive and specialized communities such as schools meant that a type of authoritative figure that watched over all the forms of misconduct, such as bullying. The existence of such figures creates an awareness directed towards perpetrators and makes it so that it is less likely for them to commit reckless acts. This is also due to the existence of laws and rules that result in appropriate consequences if broken. But when all these laws and rules are cast away, bullying will be an unfortunately trivial matter that has more extreme effects than it would have had previously, especially for
Cyber Bullying has become an increasing problem in our society that threatens physical and emotional harm to ever greater numbers of young people. The sad fact is, some youths are so deeply affected by the negative influence of bullying that they have taken their own lives. Although suicides represent a rare and extreme reaction to bullying, it is a real issue that our children are facing today. Cyberbullying is often a factor in young people becoming depressed and having low self-esteem. Cyberbullying has been an issue, in the United States as well as everywhere throughout the world.
Jacob Mandella Ms. Gommermann English 11 12 January, 2018 Cyberbullying Waking up, seeing rude and mean comments posted about a person 24 hours a day, and feeling like there is no way out of this; this is a the new form of bullying which can be constant via social media. According to Merriam Webster, cyberbullying is “the electronic posting of mean spirited messages about a person (such as a student) often done anonymously”. Cyberbullying is harassment using electronic forms of contact such as text, photos or videos. The term cyberbullying refers specifically to the harassment when it is directed directly towards minors (“11 Facts About CyberBullying”).