Annotated Bibliography On Cyber Bullying

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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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