Informative Essay On Cyber Bullying

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Cybercide Meet Ryan Halligan, a sweet and gentle thirteen year old who was ridiculed and humiliated by peers online. His friends spread many embarrassing rumors about him and they spread quickly, and eventually led him to suicide. Things like this happens to millions of children around the world and these kids suffer from embarrassing pictures, mean texts, and horrifying social media posts. Cyberbullying is a major online issue, so Cyberbullying is much worse than face to face bullying. First, cyberbullying is anonymous so it is much more da`maging to the victim for several reasons. In addition, cyberbullying can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime, and it can be shown to anyone. First, cyberbullying is anonymous which makes it much more …show more content…

To most people the general stereotype of a bully is a oversized male who physically and verbally harms a smaller weaker student. With the internet any small physically weak child can become as much of a bully as the big and the brute but with even more impact. Second, most children who go through face to face bullying say that when they get home nothing can happen to them, but through the internet anyone can be harmed anywhere and anytime even in their “safe” homes. Cyberbullying can happen in any circumstances making it easier for anyone to bully another. It can happen through any electronic device through texting, the internet, social media, and even video games. Not just this, the long term effect of cyberbullying is much larger than any other form of bullying. Digital images, cell phones, and other electronic means can greatly increase the speed in which the bully's messages can spread. In the year 2000 a University of New Hampshire study found that one out of every 17, or six percent of kids in the United States, had been threatened or harassed online. But in March of 2006, statistics showed that 75 to 80 percent of 12 to 14 year olds had been cyber bullied.

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