Bullying: The Negative Effects Of Cyberbullying

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Since the coming of apps such as Facebook and Snapchat, it has been effortless for people to be ill-mannered and nasty to others without the guilt they would normally feel with human interaction off the web. To see their victims’ face fall, and fill with despair and deep sadness. Teenagers are suffering self-image issues, and the percentage of depression in teens has steadily risen since the use of communication on laptops and phones became elementary. This day and age of technology has brought on a new form of bullying, a more efficient way to tear people down emotionally, and that is why everyone should work diligently towards solving this cyber problem. Everyone has some form of technology, and phones and laptops are the updated version…show more content…
Suicide isn’t a topic anyone wants to talk about, but it has become more relevant each year with each new update on a cellular device or laptop. No one needs to think they should die just because of what a bully said online. Cyberbullying, “can affect everyone,” (stopbullying.gov) who has had the displeasure of being in its path. They also point out that teens experience low self-esteem, and will draw into themselves. Being mentally attacked can make anyone want to hide, which causes outgoing people to turn into introverts over time. Teens already have issues with self-image, and verbal abuse from peers on the web will just top the mountain of teenage-struggles. Depression is even a factor, which could follow a teenager through their entire life, and be a constant battle. It can be a struggle to deal with, causing reluctance to get out of bed, dark thoughts, and a desire to be…show more content…
A few of my own personal ideas range from drastic to a simple sit-down. For those who are glued to their screens almost 24/7, weaning them off would be the best chance. Taking them on outings, like a hike, to get fresh air and take in the beauty of nature could help open their eyes to the world that is moving around them. Courteous of my mom after I asked her what she would do if I was being cyberbullied (I am a teenager) she said, “I would take you off the sites that you were getting bullied on.” This approach is a more suited way because it’s not totally yanking them away from their addiction, but it is also helping the teen from the bullying. We could even set up a system that monitors for keywords that bullies would use to attack their victim, and to shut down the device they’re using for an extended period of time, then an alert could be sent to the parent or guardian so they can check up on the teenager. There is a plethora of ways to go about solving cyberbullying or even reducing it, we just have to figure it out. Overall, stopping cyberbullying is a working progress that needs a mass of people chipping away at the many layers there are to cyberspace and its many shady people. It will probably be an updating progress with each new technological update, but if everyone is willing to jump in and help out, we should be able to keep up. But, however we humans fix the issue, we need
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