Cyberbullying is bullying that happens online on social media sites. People thinks it's okay to bully other people online but no it's not okay. Cyber bullying is similar to The Crucible by people dont like when people act differently. One person starts it and then others will jump in just like how they did when they started to accuse people of being witches in salem in 1940 and 1950.
Many people have female sin their lives that really matter to them. Seeing what hardships they face really makes many think if their lives are better or not. Stephanie Hanes, writer of the article “Little Girls or Little Women? The Disney Princess Effect”, really dives into the stereotyping females feel at such a young age. The sexualization of females being the highest form of stereotyping towards women.
Some see it as internet “trolls” trying give people a hard time, but, that’s not entirely true. Modern society needs to understand the weight of the cyberbullying issue and realize its more prevalent and harmful than it seems. In the article “Cyberbullying is Dangerous,” Suzann Phillips emphasizes the dangers of cyberbullying and its effects on the youth. She starts out by telling the story of
Relationship with bully/victim. A bystander’s action against cyberbullying is affected by the relationship he/she has with the bully and the victim. Guerra and Williams (2007) gave an empirically based understanding of bullying and bystander behavior. That understanding included an increased awareness of bullying behavior, social cognitive processes involved in the prevention of bullying, the social context surrounding bullying incidents, and the involvement of adults and youth in preventing such incidents. That study also showed that bystanders were more willing to help stop the bullying if they were closer to the victim than the bully but were more likely to ignore the events if the bully was their friend, which suggests that a person’s personal
According to an organization against bullying, there are two types of cyber bullies: Those who have the "power" in other words the ones that are the favorites, the popular, and those who are on social edges. They get involve in bullying as a simple option to maintain their popularity or to gain more "power". Such kids are damage with their own personal self-doubts and a very low self-esteem and harming others helps them overcome and feel good about themselves. According to the organization against bullying, teenagers victims tend to have parents that are not much interest or problems at home, they have learning problems or are being harm at school, and they commonly suffer from bad health, depression, low self-esteem and anxiety
Bullying often results in the separation of the victims and their friends. This is not the only way to stop bullying though. By reporting it to a trustworthy adult, you can make sure that the bullies are not able to hurt you anymore. These two stories also show that there are multiple methods of bullying that get in the victim 's head just as much as the next. Josh was bullied through physical abuse, while Ashley was cyberbullied.
There are several reasons which lead to cyberbullying One of the causes is people who have been bullied in the past want to do the same with others. When these victims have experienced being bullied, they may seek revenge, in other words, they want someone who is weaker than them to suffer their trauma. In addition, this action is a justification for the time when cyberbullying-victims have been tormented and harassed. By cyberbullying others, they may feel better for themselves but that is just a temporary sense of relief.
“The Internet is a valuable educational tool — yet it can become a weapon when placed in the wrong hands and used for bullying and harassment” (Scheff). Sue Scheff believes that catfishing is an extended brand of online harassment because the “anonymity” that gives the Internet can be the opportunity to bully someone and not be caught. It also can be used to create fake profiles for a greater goal. Molly McHugh considers, “Sometimes, for whatever reason, people create faux social profiles in order to lure someone out somehow. Think of parents who caught a child predator posing as their daughter” (“It’s catfishing season!
Social media, particularly Facebook, tend children who use it more often to become narcissistic, antisocial, and aggressive. It can also impact their learning since media can be distracting. In accordance with Clarke-Pearson & O’Keeffe (2011), digital media can be used to communicate false, embarrassing, or malicious information about another person. Cyberbullying is a quite common online risk and can occur to any young person online. It can cause a child to experience psychosocial outcome, including severe isolation that may lead to suicide.