Cyberbullying is generally geared towards the younger generation of the youth, however, there has been cases where adults have been victims as well. In 2008 there was a case of cyberbullying that was carried out by a Missouri mom Lori Drew where she concentrated a public spotlight on the damage and abuse that speech in social media can cause to children and even convinced the advancement of a new legal idea on how to approach to understand that harm and to deal with the harm. The 49 year old Lori Drew created a MySpace account by the name of “Josh Evans,” (Steinhauser, 2008, para. 8-11) who was a teenage boy. The purpose of the creation for this account was to begin a dialogue with her very own 13 year old daughter’s former friend Megan Meier.
This is the first century and technology has never been better. It has become so advanced that it has opened up opportunities for jobs, learning, and bullying. It is now easier than ever to bully someone all hours of the day, and to make the bullying follow them wherever they go. Cyberbullying never used to be much of a problem, in fact it didn’t use to exist. But now with all the new technology, and all the freedom online cyber bullying happens everyday.
In a survey that was conducted, students were asked several questions about bullying one of the questions was ; Have you been cyberbullied anytime in your life? About half of the the students surveyed said that at one point in their life they had been a victim of online bullying. ( Doc A.) .Showing that it’s a real problem in most schools. In addition to that the U.S Department of Education had stated “ Many state departments of education and local school districts have taken steps to reduce bullying in schools.
(Paragraph 8). With bullies i the real world we can stop them because we see who it is. With bullies at school o another physical place they can or will physically harm the child, but mental trauma from cyberbullies is even harder to cope with. We need a law against the cruelty towards others in all states if it 's for children or adults.
The group that engages the most in cyberbullying is children and teenagers. Cyberbullying is not only dangerous because it is an intentional act of harm towards someone, but it can cause mental and emotional disorders like depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and eating disorders. It is possible that Kids that engage in an excessive amount of media have either engaged in cyberbullying, been a victim too it, or have witnessed it happening. Because parents do not monitor a child’s every move while on the internet, there is a very high chance that without them having any knowledge of it, their child can be either an engager or a victim to cyberbullying. According to a news article on usatoday.com, two years ago, a young girl committed suicide after being cyberbullied by a large number of girls.
Cyberbullying and the First Amendment Matthew Trotti Grand Canyon University: POS 500 2/23/16 Cyberbullying and the First Amendment 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.
The article, "Girl 's suicide Points to Rise in Apps Used by cyberbullies," by Lizette Alvarez, she describes how cyberbullying can help lead to suicide; inbetween traditional bullying and cyberbullying people/humans can break so easily. In Florida there is growing list of children and teens committing suicide due to bullying. Due to new technology, it is increasingly difficult for parents to keep up with their children 's complex digital lives because of this, the suicide rate is going up. Although showing off your scares and razor blades isn 't the best choice, people do it anyways. Although someone might be physically strong, emotionally and mentally they may be much weaker; no matter how hard you fight or try to fight you will fall at
The days in which young people were able to get away from negative influences and bullying are over. According to stopbullying.gov, “Digital devices offer an ability to immediately and continuously communicate twenty-four hours a day, so it can be difficult for children experiencing cyberbullying to find relief.” Teen suicide rates have skyrocketed due to the residual effects of cyberbullying. Sydney L. Brunecz states, “Cyberbullying has become an epidemic in today's society. Cyberbullying has escalated so much that some victims commit suicide in order to escape their tormentors.”
Is Cyberbullying Protected Free Speech? 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.
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.
Annotated Bibliography Brody, N., & Vangelisti, A. L. (2017). Cyberbullying: Topics strategies, and sex differences. Computers in Human Behaviors, 75, 739-748. Doi:10.1016/j.chb.2017.06.020 There are multiple strategies to cyberbullying, the most common strategies include public and private comments, photographs, and status updates. Cyberbullies use these strategies to make someone feel less than what they are.
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.
Have you ever had a classmate pass around an embarrassing a note to your whole class? What about someone posting it on the social media, chat rooms, instant messaging sites, where it gets shared, laughed at, seen by thousands, and it won’t go away because there are just way too many copies. This is an example of cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is when someone harasses or insults a victim through the Internet, practically anywhere that has a chatting system of some sort. People need to understand how awful cyberbullying is, to be aware of it.
According to the Health Researching Fund, three million teens are absent from school each month because they fear bullies. Attending classes becomes increasingly harder to do, since a teenager’s Cyberbully could be in one of their classes, waiting to pick on them in school too. Brenden McCarthy reports that “When the threat of physical harm is the motive of Cyberbullying or any other online communication, it’s criminal” (McCarthy 2). It is indescribable how painful these online attacks can be, and nobody really knows the true feeling of being powerless until being planted at the other end of a Cyberbully. 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.
Cyberbullying is bullying which happens using electronic devices. It can happen at any time to anyone around the world, with access to an electronic device. Many researches have shown that the rates of cyberbullying have increased in a global scale. As described by Kepenekçi and Çankır (2006) bullies seek the need to feel dominant and powerful. Another study done by Hasan Çelik (et al.) highlight the the effects and social aspect of cyberbullying.