Cyberbullying In Society

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Cyberbullying is a growing epidemic that affects people in today’s society. In the first essay titled “Human Dignity” by Francis Fukuyama. Fukuyama holds a B. A. in classics from Cornell University and a Ph. D in political science from Harvard University. Fukuyama puts the idea of Human Dignity to light and the idea of Factor X. Fukuyama describes Factor X as “ What the demand for equality of recognition implies is that when we strip all of a person’s contingent and accidental characteristics away, there remains some essential human quality underneath that is worthy of a certain minimal level of respect” (144). Meaning that there are many factors in what makes a human rather than just based off one factor. In the second essay by Sharon Moalem…show more content…
Cyberbullying may occur in a person’s life, whether the person would be the enforcer or receiver. In Moalem’s essay, he points out, this growing epidemic and provides statistical data to exemplify the number of children that are bullied in our society. In the essay Moalem states that, “The real numbers are hard to come by, but it’s thought that at least three quarters of all children have been bullied at some point in their lives, which means there’s a good chance you were on the receiving end of such unfortunate experiences yourself while you were growing up” (280). Since the advancements of technology, the way people bully each other became more advanced than people could think. The new wave of cyberbullying is classified as a “joke” and the person who is bullying another person in most cases would be label as a “savage”. The concept the new generation follows in quite abundantly expressed throughout schools. In today’s society being labeled as a “savage” is the new type of cool. Social Media allows the bully to make an account with no profile picture and an unspecified username, and then opens the gate for that individual to say want they want to a specific person or group. An example of this act occurring is bluntly evident within YouTube, Instagram, and even in Twitter comments. Bullying occurs in everybody’s life nowadays no matter the age. There are many acts of…show more content…
The advancement of technology has opened up a new gateway of making fun of people. To put an end to the growing epidemic of cyberbullying the society should implement the effects and seriousness the effects can have on a person. Cyberbullying can have long-term physiological effects on its victims. In order to lessen the effects of bullying; schools should have a bullying class as a required course that educates all students about the ramification of cyberbullying. Schools should enforce a bullying course at every grade level beginning with middle school into high school to educate the children on the seriousness of this epidemic. By implementing the bullying courses within school systems, it would potentially save many people from the act of bullying and the long-term effects that are caused from the trauma. Applying the bullying course as a requirement course within schools systems will diminish cyberbullying throughout the generations to
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