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Controversy Over The Difference Between Physical Bullying And Cyberbullying

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Even though technology provides many profits to young people, it also has a ‘dark side’, as it can be used for mischief, by adults and also by young people. I am going to talk over the difference between physical Bullying and Cyber Bullying, people who are being bullied (victims), how to avoid it, and what the laws are on bullying in general. A Survey of 1,500 teenagers was done to mark Safer Internet Day and out of those 1500 of those questioned, 41% said online hate had increased in the past year. One in 25 said they were singled out for abuse most of the time (constant). The director of the UK Safer Internet Centre, said: “It is a wake-up call” as everyone should be able to benefit from the opportunities that technology provides. .
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Bullies are usually aggressive and they channel this aggression towards the victim to show their power and control over their victims. Cyber bullying is usually done by people who were once victims of (physical/cyber) bullying, the person will then react by bullying (cyber/physical) others(fellow pupils). Others get involve in bullying due to peer pressure from friends or other bullies. The distance that technology gives is what effects the victim in some case, the fact that you don’t know who you’re being bully by so you don’t know when it is ever going to stop and it encourages the bully to carry on which leads them to say and do harsher things as they will never get caught as they feel comfortable. Sometimes the offender (bully) is unaware of the harm he or she causes his or her victim. Others blindly intensify the harm inflicted on the victim by uploading and sharing a photo, retweeting, or liking a negative status posted by someone else(the bully in most instances).the bully been Anonymous also reduces the opportunity for direct feedback(how the victim is feeling) and significantly reduces the chance of witnesses or the chance of any interventions from fellow pupils or teachers

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