Cyber Bullying: Causes And Effects Of Cyberbullying

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Cyberbullying is a phenomenon where it widely occurs among youngsters nowadays. The victim of cyberbullying often humiliated by the bullies such as posting their photos in social media mainly in Facebook. Besides that, cyberbullying can comes in form of verbal bullying such as posting inappropriate comments and social bullying for instance spreading rumors that embarrassing or taunting someone in public. After various researches, cyberbullying is an aggressive act that is often done by a group or an individual over and over on a victim who are cannot easily defend themselves. According to Smith et al.(2008), cyberbullying refer to the intentional act or behaviour that is carried out repeatedly, using electronic forms of communication for example email, blogs, instant messages, and text message against a person who cannot easily defend him- or herself. Cyberbullying is a growing concern among parents, police, educators and the general public as the consequences affect the society in a larger scale. Thus, this paper analyses the causes of cyberbullying because teenagers choose cyberbullying as an act of revenge and they influenced by their poor family background. Finally,…show more content…
For example, when a person is lost in a competition or often compared with a student who excel better in studies then he or she, the disappointment that he or she experienced, slowly will change into jealousy and anger in order to seek revenge. Their exposure in social media encourage them to choose cyberbullying as a tool to take revenge and eventually become a bully. The situation becomes worse when the victim-sensitive individual also tend to take revenge on their bullies. The ability to remain unidentified as a cyberbully creates an asymmetrical power constellation. Hence, the victims of cyberbullying may seek revenge on their aggressors through social media by bullying then in

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