Thanks to the internet, many aspects of life have changed. The internet has brought with its birth many positives and negatives. Cyberbullying just happens to be one of those negatives. Like traditional bullying, the main ones involved tend to be adolescents in middle school and high school. As teenagers are now allowed smart phones and have access to social media sites such as Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter, there is now a larger pool for bullies to pick their victims.
When it comes to cyberbullying, the victim would get harassed online from a classmate at school or elsewhere on social media. For instance, a person can get bullied on Facebook by a user saying cruel and disrespectful comments from another person’s post. As a result, the person will become depressed and insecure. On
Cyberbullying is a huge problem in our society because it can cause harm to teens (Jeff White). Getting cyberbullied is a huge deal because it can cause depression and teens can think about harming themselves. Teens don’t feel comfortable with telling their parents about being bullied, thus never getting help with the issue and it can continue to occur (Jeff White). Telling a parent about being cyberbullied is the difficult thing to say to parents it’s like a big step to take. Cyberbullying is getting bullied through social media, kids get bullied and fear if they tell their parents they wouldn’t be able to use their technology
Victims of cyberbullying reported feeling unsafe when they are at school and even at home. Therefore, this research comes to address the concerns of the participant’s experience with cyberbullying and how it affects a person’s behavior and emotional
Sometimes the bully will pretend to be someone else, one of the victim friends for example. The bully will spread lies, rumors, pictures of the victim, just to hurt him or her. Eighty-one percent of the people who bully think it is funny, so they continue to do it. (“Frequently”) There are two types of cyberbullying, direct and by proxy. Direct cyberbullying is when the bully sends the message directly to the victim.
Cyberbullying Cyber bullying has been a big part of a teens life that 's where they get mistreated by other people. Throughout these years cyberbullying has been increasing really fast especially in school grounds, bullying has been a major part of the school to because that 's where teens notice who they like and they dislike. The main focus on cyber bullying comes from where one person does not like that other person so they prefer to make fun of them instead of friendship. Cyberbullying can also have a major impact on a teens life that can make them do something that they will regret doing, they do that because they think that there is no way to get away from it so they decide their own way to deal with it. There 's different varieties of levels where they take little steps or even bigger steps, cyberbullying can occur in middle school level of in a high school level.
Traditional Bullying Vs Cyberbullying I chose to research more on cyberbullying because it was a topic not heavily covered in the textbook and it is a rather new form of aggression as compared to the typical bullying, with the increase of information communication technology(ICT). According to a research study conducted by The Singapore Children’s Society and Institute of Mental Health, being involved in cyber bullying - whether as a victim or as those who are both bullies and victims of bullying - was associated with a higher level of reported self-harm, than reported by those not involved in cyber bullying. The fact that cyberbullying can be linked to self-harm calls for it to be taken a closer look at. Furthermore, in 21th century Singapore
Fifty-eight percent of the respondents said they have their own mobile phones, with approximately 40 percent of them use their phones in school. Almost 25 percent of students aged 12–14 years reported that they have cyber-bullied others online, with fewer students aged 11 (17 percent) and 15 (19 percent) reporting such online behaviour. For those who admitted that they cyber-bullied others, 14 percent said they cyber-bullied because they did not like the person, 13 percent said it was because that person upset them; 10 percent admitted they were bullied first, so it was acceptable to bully back; 9 percent claimed that since their friends had bullied others online, it was acceptable behaviour and 7 percent reveal they did it because it was fun (Cassidy, W., Jackson, M. and Brown, K.,
There is not just mental pain, but physical pain brought onto some victims, which is why Cyberbullying is criminal, and should be taken very seriously. The Cyberbullies words are like bullets; each one damaging its victim in every way possible, in every aspect. These harsh comments follow the victims everywhere they go, and affect every part of their life. Performance at school decreases due to a lack in motivation, the victim will lose sight of their family and want to be alone, they don’t want friends around, and they just want it to stop. The effects of being Cyberbullied put a damper on a teenager’s everyday life, and can suffocate them until they are left
Under this condition, cyber bullying, which brings enormous harm to individual victims and to the society, is definitely sufficient to be criminalise. Some may think cyber bullying is not as harmful as face-to-face bullying, as it will not leave physical hurt to victims. The act of physical assault withholds a more dominant and negative response within society. However, the intention to hurt and the feelings of helplessness are equally applicable to cyber bullying and face-to-face bullying. There are evidences can prove that the long term negative effects of cyber bullying may even exceeds that of face-to-face bullying.