Questions and Answers Project 2 If people have continued to commit suicide over cyberbullying, why hasn’t it been considered a crime? Cyberbullying is the most overrated way of harassing and bullying in society that has affected every age whether it’s in school or work. My question is, why hasn’t there been a law pass to make cyberbullying a crime. It is a question that I am eager to discover and understand the reasons of why it has not been considered a serious crime in today’s society.
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.
Bullying is a childhood memory most of us hope not to remember. Many people end up being victims of bullying and are unaware of how to prevent it. Suicide, depression, criminal behavior and use of drugs and alcohol are common side effects of bullying. Nowadays, bullying has expanded into the virtual world in what has been called “cyberbullying. Cyberbullying unlike conventional bullying can be completely anonymous and is sometimes reported to bring many children to the end of their lives by committing suicide. The problem is if it is different than conventional bullying should it be considered a crime?
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.
Bullying and Cyber bullying: History, Statistics, Law, Prevention and Analysis By: Richard Donegan Abstract: Based on this article issue my scope will be mention about the cyber bullying or bullying that arises in the Malaysia among the secondary school student and also the university student. Bullying has been established in American society since the establishment of the country. Coming from capitalism economic and competitive social hierarchies, bullying is still a relevant issue throughout the year.
In the article “High-Tech Bullies”, Ingrid Sturgis claims that people should do something about cyberbullying not only because it demeans people, but also because too many students are either committing or attempting suicide, and it is something that needs to be addressed immediately. Sturgis starts out her article by making readers aware of the staggering amounts of cyberbullying arising over the past decade. The article is filled with images and informational side notes that help describe the cyberbullying motives and programs that go against cyberbullying. Throughout the article, Sturgis writes about the ways that some cyberbullies may try to humiliate or harass distinct types of people (including members of the LGBTQ community or people
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.
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. Online it is so easy to bully someone without getting into trouble for doing it, this is why more bullying happens online than in person. This issue affects everyone being bullied, and it can happen to anyone. Cyberbullying is a big problem and needs to be solved, online speech should be limited because cyberbullying happens to so many people, it could help stop harassment, and it could help more people get involved.
What is cyber bullying? Cyber bullying “repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones and other electronic devices”, according to the Ophelia Project. Individuals should be prosecuted for cyber bullying. Nearly one in three teens admit to being cyber bullied. People can go on any social media page and make fake accounts. Being cyber bullied can lead to having low confidence in themselves and even being suicidal. People should be prosecuted for cyber bullying other kids.
20% of youths that have faced cyberbullying have thought about suicide (Arvig, 2017). 42% of youth report that what they see and read on social media directly influences how they feel emotionally and physically and how they think (Patel o Contributor, 2018). Mr. Lynch stated, "when being a teenager in the Baby Boomers generation there was no such thing about cyber bullying, the only type of bullying was physical and the closest you could get to 'cyber' bullying was ringing someone on the fixed home phone". Bullying peaks in middle school and 81% of teenagers state that bullying online is easier to not get caught doing (Arvig, 2017). According to a study, 25% of youths from Generation Z admitted to having written negative comments online about teenagers they know (Stein, 2016).
People are being treated badly on the internet, and as a result, a substantial amount of the population does not realize it. Writing something rude about someone can hurt them emotionally. This can change the way someone might feel about him or herself – causing them to feel insecure. This might lead to someone having suicidal thoughts. Individuals should be prosecuted for statements made on social media.
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.
16 out of 50 states do not have laws against cyberbullying. These kids are unsafe and vulnerable. In the article Undercover Parent, (2008), Harlan Coben insists that spyware can be essential to protecting a child’s future. She does this because protecting a child 's future is protecting our future. Spyware is helpful because parents can protect their child from bullies and help them from people who want to harm them in real life.
Cyber Bullying has become an increasing problem in our society that threatens physical and emotional harm to ever greater numbers of young people. The sad fact is, some youths are so deeply affected by the negative influence of bullying that they have taken their own lives. Although suicides represent a rare and extreme reaction to bullying, it is a real issue that our children are facing today. Cyberbullying is often a factor in young people becoming depressed and having low self-esteem. Cyberbullying has been an issue, in the United States as well as everywhere throughout the world.