Cyberbullying And Suicide Essay

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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. Why isn’t there enough being done about this issue? Although cyber-bullying is hurting someone without physical contact, in reality it can hurt even more than physical abuse. Behind the screens are real people with actual feelings; some have been driven to depression, some have been driven to attempting or even committing suicide. Cyberbullying is when individuals assault other individuals on the Internet through social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so forth. The vast majority of teenagers were somehow tortured, harassed or even threatened on the web. Statistics show that teenagers’ mostly young ladies are way more inclined to be casualties of cyberbullying. This happens because it is believed that girls tend to have more drama, this also worries the society since…show more content…
We have had many incidents, especially in the society we live in, where girls have posted their pictures online, and have been widely spread amongst others. In fact 1 out of 5 girls in the GCC have been threatened to have their pictures exposed by men. Fortunately enough, that number has decreased vastly when the UAE set a campaign to protect children from cyberbullying. The government has also set up phone lines to report incidents of cyberbullying. It has also tightened the law against cyberbullying by throwing someone in jails for 10 or a fine ranging between Dh250,000 and Dh500,000. And in some extreme cases, deportation. This is the change we should be seeing
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