According to the Kamaron Institute, “Cyber bullying often takes the form of cyber gossip, where damaging context is based on whim; not facts, and is posted on social networking sites such as Instagram and Facebook” (Ross 1). Bullying takes a heavy toll on the victims no matter how they are bullied. Cyber-gossip is one of the most frequent forms of bullying because it takes place over a screen. According to a study by the National Institute of Health, “Subjects of rumors were bullied frequently by 17 percent and overall bullied ever by 59.9 percent” (Nansel et al. 1).
Cyberbullying is a major problem that can only be solved by educating the world’s population. If we understand the forms of cyberbullying, how it can take place, and how it affects both the bully and the victim, we will be better able to take care of the problem. One out of the many types of cyberbullying is outing. Outing is when the bully shares pictures and personal information that not all people would want to be shared with or showed to anyone else (5 Different Types of Cyberbullying). A person is considered “outed” when the pictures or messages are on the internet through any website or social media.
4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC ‘’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, girls between the age 10 and 16 are most likely to commit suicide due to bullying. for every school, there’s at least 30 bullies There is a strong link between bullying and suicide. Bullying can lead to depression which is the main cause for suicide. There’s an infinite number of ways to bully someone, the most common is cyberbullying, which consist in denigrate anyone through any type of technological tool; as an illustration Amanda Todd a 15-year-old Canadian girl, committed suicide at her house in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. Reason?
Public interest has been increased by recent media coverage showing cases of young people who have attempted suicide or suicidal related things. Cyber victimization is more related to suicidal ideation than normal bullying. 4,500 kids who are victimized of cyber bullying attempt suicide and 1/10 victims have suicidal thoughts. One reason for the increase in teen suicide is depression. Depression is a state of mental disturbance, usually with lack of energy and difficulty in maintaining concentration or interest in life.
The sudden increase in statistics should be a “wake-up” call for scientists who are currently studying how social media affects majority of all teens. Social media is used worldwide that exposes each individual to many things, there’s a “horrible side where vulnerable teens are encouraged to do the unthinkable.” (“Nick Whigham”). “The internet has also provides a way for people to obtain how-to descriptions of suicide as well as lethal means to kill themselves.” (“David D. Luxton”) The media can influence suicidal behavior, the brain can be affected within seconds among young people making us easily influenced without knowing. Public health comes to a concern at the end “social media” is now seen as a “virtual community without physical borders” (“David D. Luxton”) Social media is controlled by multiple users we have a evolving phenomenon that social is only beginning to
The internet is something that is world wide, where everybody can see what’s going in the everyday life. Therefor if someone is being bullied over the internet it would drive them to commit suicide. Reason why it would is because they have been put down and laughed at from people all over. Becoming depressed is something that start at school by being bullied by the ones who think they are better than others in many ways to get their self of steam up. When you have difficult situations with family such as not being accepted for liking the sex you like or because of you being held to a different stander to them etc.. Ryan Halligan was born on December 18, 1989 in Poughkeepsie, NY just a week before Christmas.
According to the Michigan Chronicle, the boy was charged with “two counts of second-degree sexual exploitation and three counts of third-degree exploitation.” He could face up to 10 years in prison and be forced to register as a sex offender. The girl took a plea deal which included 1 year on probation, a life class, and a fine of $200. These charges will remain on their records permanently greatly impacting their futures. These laws might have been suitable 20 years ago, but with current technology, 3 out of 4 teenagers have constant access to the internet through their phones and other technological devices. This makes the probability of a minor taking, sending, or receiving an explicit image much greater than ever before.
Cyberbullying is not thought to be part of normal development and exposure to cyberbullying is known to be harmful and can increase the risk of suicidal ideation (Donegan, 2012). The impact of cyberbully on mental health is the main concern because no one care about this matter, it causes a lasting effect on the victims’ brain that may harm them. Other than mental disturbance, most of the cyberbullying victims reported to be more emotional and lost concentration after have been cyberbullied. Safaria (2016) stated that young people who experience cyberbullying show higher level of depression, anxiety, psychosomatic symptoms, suicidal thoughts and low self-esteem. After have been cyberbullied, of course the victims unable to think rationally and what they just think is all about insecurity that make them feel unsafe.
According to Google Trends and Wired Safety, Singapore is ranked second, behind the United States, in incidents of cyberbullying, with 70 percent of 4000 Singaporean students surveyed reporting some form of cyber bullying during their school years. In 2011, 16 year old Khine Thinzar was a victim of abuse on Facebook. Her ex-boyfriend has posted bad comments about her, hurling accusations and insults at her online. The secondary 3 student eventually decided to end her life by jumping off her Pasir Ris block.
Cyber Bullying Cyber bullying refers to the use of mobile phones, chat rooms, or social networking sites, like Twitter or Facebook, to threaten, intimidate, or hurt someone. Despite technology having numerous benefits for people, it also has a bad side that involves being used by young people or adults to cause harm. The growing problem of cyber bullying has not yet been addressed effectively and continues to cause a lot of harm for many people both young and old. The paper is an argumentative analysis of the threatening widespread issue and a counterargument for the same. Cyber bullying to date remains to be a threatening issue in many areas of the world.