There 's different varieties of levels where they take little steps or even bigger steps, cyberbullying can occur in middle school level of in a high school level. In a middle school level teens mostly send hurtful text messages to the classmates they don 't like, High school is all whole different story they always intent to harass that one person there really is no logical reason why they always end up harassing them in the end. There is multiple reasons why cyberbullying is common, the first reason is a situation where the kid is in the wrong place at the
Any person with technology can know almost anything about everyone because of the Internet. Bullies can use this power to embarrass a child with personal information that would not be revealed without the Internet. Any type of bullying can hurt someone, but only cyberbullying can hurt someone by embarrassing the person in front of millions. In an article about prosecuting cyber-bullies, the author writes, “While a traditional bully might be able to embarrass his or her victim in front of a few other schoolmates, cyber-bullies … have the ability to humiliate their targets … in front of potentially thousands or even millions of viewers” (“Prosecuting Cyberbullies”). If a bully in the non-technology world showed an embarrassing photo of a victim, only a few people would have access to see.
The more harsh the post or pictures are the more it is considered to be cyberbullying (Higgins). In 2013 there were suicides that were linked to the website Ask.fm which is where users go and ask any other user any question they want which led to being asked personal information and getting cyberbullied. Many kids that are cyberbullied or who have been cyberbullied have depression. Teens that are depressed are more likely to get bullied than anyone around them (Pappas). Getting bullied online has led to kids skipping or dropping out of school.
A cyberbully can remain anonymous and not share his identity with others. In essence, cyberbullies don’t feel the resentment and guilt they would typically feel if their bullying was associated with their real identities. In addition, it has become apparent that cyberbullying is now just a regular part of “internet culture”, with forums and websites such as “4chan” dedicated to launching cyberbullying attacks against vulnerable targets on the internet. There have been numerous cases where these websites have exposed house addresses, phone numbers and family members of people they target online, making them the prime targets of other cyberbullies. This mob mentality is common on the internet; the online environment strips the victims of their human identities in such a way that people taking part in these cyberbullying attacks often don’t realize the extent of the damage they leave behind and feel no responsibility for their
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.
Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.  This practice is defined as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves real or perceived power imbalance” . Bullies are using their power obtained from their social status or wealth to control or harm their victims. Usually their actions are repetitive and could involve physical attacks, not only emotional.
The term shall also include any conduct resulting to harassment, intimidation, or humiliation, through the use of other forms of technology, such as, but not limited to texting, email, instant messagig chatting, internet, social media, online games, or other platforms or formats. Cyberbullying as defined by (Smith, et al, 2007) as “An aggressive, intentional act carried out by a group or individual, usig electronic form of contact, reately and over ime against a victim who cannot easily defend him or herself”. Types of Cyberbullying Here are few common types of cyberlullying according to ETCB (End to Cyber Bullying Organization) 1. Harassment It involves the bully sending offensive and malicious messages to an individual or a group and is often repeated multiple times. Cyberstalking is one form of harassment that involves continual threatening and rude messages, and can lead to physical harassment in the real, offline world.
Cyber-harassment essentially takes the form of constant and persistent harassment that happens online. Threatening emails, facebook messages, and pornographic content sent to you, even threatening texts and phone calls. Anonymity is what makes the bullying think they are safe. Hiding under a false name or identity is often the case with the cyber-harasser. This does make the cyber-crime harder to trace, yet does not make it
1. Introduction In the information age, bullying is not only limited to attacking the victims in person but has expanded to the cyberspace. Cyberbullying has grown with the increasing prevalence of the use of the internet (Smith et al., 2008). Previous research has revealed that 87 percent of interviewees having witnessed others being cyberbullied and over 30 percent of them affirm that they have been cyberbullied (Cyberbullying Research Centre, 2016). Cyberbullying is found to cause enormous harm to teenagers.
They should only be prosecuted if they have been attacking others repeatedly. Bullies make school hard for the victims, but with the new technology bullies have the ability to attack the victim at home too. Many people would simply say that the victims of cyberbullying should just get off their phones or block the bully on social media. But it’s not that easy, phones have become a kind of necessity, and it’s difficult to just get rid of them. Cyberbullying can also lead to physical bullying so ignoring it isn’t as easy as it may seem.