In todays world and the 21st century technology is everywhere and access to that technology is at everyone’s fingertips. Due to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter things like cyberbullying have become a new way of bullying. The definition of cyberbullying is “bullying that takes place using electronic technology” (What is Cyberbullying). This paper will talk about the topic of cyberbullying and the steps that I am required to take if I hear from a student that they are being bullied on Facebook. This paper will also talk about any First Amendment arguments that the student with the Facebook page might raise and my responses.
As U.S. citizens we are granted the right to free speech under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. The Oxford English Dictionary defines freedom of speech as the, “freedom to express one’s opinions without censorship, legal penalty, or any other restraint, especially when regarded as a right.” The problem our courtrooms have run into is how to dictate freedom of speech cases when dealing with cyberbullying. The term “language” is no longer just referring to written or verbal speech, but speech that is electronically communicated as well. Freedom of speech is a broad and beautiful thing, but with a right that entails so much room for interpretation, a right so broad, there must be restrictions.
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Bullying is a major issue facing today’s youth. Over the course of the past few years bullying has become such a concern that many states have adopted laws against it. However, the issue evolves as time goes on and now cyber bullying exists. Cyber bullies can insult others over the internet with no need to be nearby the person they are insulting. For example, a young child posts something on social media, but an upperclassman sees the post and begins making fun of the child for no reason. Then the next
Cyberbullying is a huge problem in the United States, that happens everyday. Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. It affects many people in a negative way and it has to be controlled. In order to do this, schools should be allowed to limit students’ online speech because it affects people's lives and distracts everyone in a school environment.
Prabhakar Pillai, author or “Pros and Cons of Censorship”, states “It [censorship] prevents the public display of disrespect to any particular individual or community.” Racism, sexism, and other forms of hates towards a group of people wouldn’t be all over the internet. Cyberbullying could be diminished. Geoff Yang then goes on to say, “We need censorship to keep the dimly lit corners of cyberspace safe.” Nowadays, simply voicing your opinion, or even not owning up to society’s idea of “perfect”, can result in cyberbullying.
Thesis statement: Social media has become a common staple and main way of communication in American culture and this impact has affected not only adults, but children of all ages.
The other major fault with the law is that many major companies like Facebook and Twitter can often evade them under the masquerade of ‘privacy concerns.’ This not only inhibits police presence in preventing cyberbullying instances but heightens the potential risk for users too.
Bullying is a phenomenon existing as long as humans exist. The fact that it didn’t have a name for years doesn’t mean that it wasn’t a widespread way of behavior, in cases where two different types of people were involved ; the strong and the weak ones.Although bullying is considered as a form of aggression, or in some cases as an infringement of the human rights, “bullying is commonly regarded as an aspect of aggression”. (Roland and Idsoe, 2001), there are significant differences between them , the most important of which that “bullying is different from peer conflict. It is conflict between individuals that do not share equal physical and / or psychological power. Bullies are usually stronger and victims are usually perceived as weaker and unable to protect themselves.” (Masterson,1997) Bullying expands in many aspects of everyday life; from schoolchildren and teenagers, to adults , working environments and even spouses and family members. Considering that the first signs of bullying appear among schoolchildren, we should examine it in its infancy, that is, bullying in early years and school life, which in turn becomes with the passage of years violence and in some cases even crime.
This study proved that given the amount of time that adolescents are on computers unsupervised whether it be at home or in public libraries those who cyberbully are most often the ones that were prior victims to cyberbullying themselves. This study would benefit in research for “affects cyberbullying has on adolescents because it gives reasons to why cyberbullying bully in the first place. Although with was full of useful information it would have been more beneficial to monitor social media sites that the kids were using verses how long the kids were on the internet. In doing so, it would have supported their theory of cyberbullies being vicitam of bullying as
Children today use more technological devices and are active on social media platforms compared to children in the 1990’s. Technology plays a huge role when it comes to our daily lives. As technology continues to advance more people are becoming active on social media apps and websites. Texting and social media applications have many advancements and conveniences like easy access to information, entertainment and communicating with others. However, it also has consequences, especially for adolescents. Smart phones and tablets easily keep children occupied, yet there are many disadvantages when using technology at a young age. Technology affects everyone, but the obsessive social media consumption from adolescents is affecting their overall
Fast innovations, such as the Internet, are constantly changing how people interact. Although this development has been approved human beings to make great progress in many areas, they have also allowed the form of violation to become more widespread. This is evident when looking at how traditional bullying has grown became today's issue known as cyberbullying. Although bullying and cyberbullying are often similar in shape and their technique also has a lot of difference. Unlike traditional bullying, cyberbullying allows offenders to close his identity behind the computer. This uncertainty makes it easier for offenders to attack against a victim without having to look at the physical act of the victim. The effect of keeping that technology out make youth today often lead them to say and do cruel things while traditional bullying is face to face situation. Even Malaysia had the 20 years backward technology than America, the statistic of the student or anyone being bully or cyber bully still
As reported by the SAVE a (Suicide Awareness Voices for Education) suicide among teenager’s age 15-24 years’ olds is the top third cause of death for youth. Question is, why aren’t we doing enough about cyberbullying? Why aren’t there serious punishments implemented to those who are old enough to know what damage they can be causing someone? Almost 50 percent of teenagers have been harassed online some time recently. That is in 2 people. Why isn’t there enough being done about this issue? Although cyber-bullying is hurting someone without physical contact, in reality it can hurt even more than physical abuse.
Cyberbullying has been an issue, in the United States as well as everywhere throughout the world. Since the expansion and headways in technology, cyberbullying has been on the rise. The use of the Internet and technology to purposely harm another person in a hostile way. The viral idea of online life makes sending embarrassing or humiliating messages, pictures, or recordings straightforward and prompt and mysterious. Screen names effortlessly camouflage spooks ' characters. Frequently they
It might be a small thing but it can destroy someone’s life. Do you know what I’m talking about? I’m talking about cyberbullying. Statistics shows that over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most popular form of technology and a common medium of cyberbullying. Statistics also shows that both boys and girls are likely to be cyberbullies or the victims and it affects all races. Today I’m going to talk about three aspects of cyberbullying. First, I’ll explain the causes of cyberbullying. Second, I’ll tell you the effects of cyberbullying and the third is I’ll explain to you ways to prevent cyberbullying.