Cyberbullying has remained a very controversial problem not only in The Bahamas but all over the world. Since the increase and the progression of technology, cyberbullying has mounted. Children of today’s society and young adolescents have matured into a world very diverse from that of most adults. Countless of young adolescents experiences the world wide web and mobile phones as a positive and productive fragment of their activities and identities. In addition, data communication technologies support social activities that permit young adolescents to feel associated towards their peers.
As our world is filled with more and more technological advances by the day, we start to depend on them. Social media has made a huge impact in the everyday lives of those who have embraced it. Having social media, you can instantly look up anyone you want and can easily find loads of information about them. It makes you wonder just how safe you are. As a child, I created a Facebook profile without the knowledge of my parents.
A frequently used definition of cyberbullying has been "an aggressive, intentional act or behavior that is carried out by a group or an individual, using electronic forms of contact, repeatedly and over time against a victim who cannot easily defend him or herself (Moreno & Megan 2014-05-01). This method of bullying can come through various ways including but not limited to e.g. text message, emails, videos, phones, computers and social networking sites. This type of bulling, cyberbullying allows children and adolescent to be bullied a lot easier than before. Within this cyber bulling proposal, the focus is not aimed toward berating social media, cyberbullying this proposal will address, especially among young adolescents.
One of the biggest issues of online communication is cyber bullying. It is defined as, ‘‘the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others” (Baas, de Jong, and Drossaert, 1). There is so much anonymity online which makes it difficult for cyberbullying to stop. From personal experience, I have been cyberbullied on social media websites like Youtube. People commented hurtful things on my videos, I was fifteen at the time, so I did not tell my parents.
Some pf the cons for media censorship are, it keeps the ignorant…ignorant, there is the tendency that things, which can expose corruption within the system, could not be viewed, this is an exploitable way to damage the people of a country. It violates the First Amendment, freedom of speech and press is implemented for a reason, it is what the US was formed around. And, putting into effect an excessive amount of media censorship can infringe on this on this basic right of the people. Also, censorship is believed to negate the First Amendment. What would be the point of your right to speak when there is nobody listening to what you are talking about?
But there can also be a forced alliance as many can be compelled to join or work for a gang under threat so they don’t have a choice and have to follow orders for the sake of their own lives. Much of whether gangs are seen as a social problem comes from perspective. Society is more prone to seeing gangs in a negative point of view because the social reality is not reaching the ideals and standards of people’s conception of a perfect world. Many external factors such as the media and personal opinions encourage a bad outlook on gangs. The media inflicts fear and depicts gangs to be a threat, which the community looks at in a negative view.
Cyberbullying affects everyone. Whether it is those who are bullied, those who bully or the bystanders who witness the bullying. Teens who are constantly bullied experience negative physical, school and mental health difficulties. In fact, the number of teen suicides have increased since 1990 because of the Internet, primarily social media. Social media will continue to grow the power of technology.
In social media, there’s a form of harassment called cyber bullying, meaning to harass through the use of electronics and internet as a medium (Campbell, 2005). Bullies can easily send messages and pictures to the target to harass the victim as nowadays, most of teenagers have smartphones. Because of this, victims are vulnerable to bullying for almost twenty four hours. Moreover, another lee way social media created for bullies is that their actions are very hard to track (“Consequences,” 2016). Once the bully harasses, traces can be deleted which lead the bullies to beleive that they can get away unscathed (“11 facts,” n.d.).
Introduction Cyberbullying is defined as bullying through electronic mail, online chats, on a website or a gaming site, or through messages or images sent to an electronic device. Why is this topic interesting? Cyberbullying has become an increasingly problematic issue in today’s society, to the point where one in five Australian teenagers were reported to have received hateful messages through their mobile devices or the Internet. (Robinson). Even though everyone online is prone to cyber bullying, studies have revealed a few factors, like the increased use of technology, anonymity and internal motivations, that contribute to this act and the tendency in people to carry out cyber bullying (Gordon).
On many websites, especially social networks, every bit of information about your phone numbers, where live and even work or school, age and birthdate, who you know, other techniques of contact such as email addresses. In the mid-nineties of the last century, the tremendous advancement began and a real transformation in the world of communication took place. The latest technological allowed adults and teenagers members of the community to live in a high-technology world and common sense society. The most outstanding of these interest is that the social networking is available to them over social networks