Introduction To Cyberbullying

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Omar: Cell phones can also be used for cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is actually a really big issue for kids and teens today. It is easier to get cyber bullied today and to cyber bully than it was about 10 years ago thanks to cell phones. Cell phones and smartphones can connect to the internet and to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where lots of cyberbullying takes place. This is one of the reasons why many parents do not allow their children to have a phone or even a social media account. These parents are afraid of the risks of giving their children access to a phone and/or a social media account. I know that maybe not every kid has a cell phone or brings one to school but many do. Maybe not every kid gets cyberbullied…show more content…
Imagine 43% of kids experiencing things like this due to cyberbullying on their cell phones. According to covenanteyes.com, not all cyber bullying can come in many different forms. Some examples are gossiping, exclusion, cyberstalking, and even harassment and cyber threats. And just 10% of those cyberbullied will tell a parent or adult about it. Just take a moment to think about what this could do in the long run for their future. They could be living in a world of constant depression and fear. This brings me to my next point. According to another one of our sources, approximately 160,000 teens skip school each day due to bullying and cyberbullying. Let me restate this; many teens skip school each day because of the cyberbullying they receive on their cell phones that they bring to school. Another source states that bullying affects a student’s grades as well; “The issue of bullying doesn’t just erode a student’s self esteem, it affects grades as well.” So, your grades get affected due to the fact that you brought your cell phone to school. This ties in with what I had said earlier about teens skipping…show more content…
Cyberbullying is actually a really big issue for kids and teens today. It is easier to get cyber bullied today and to cyber bully than it was about 10 years ago thanks to cell phones. Cell phones and smartphones can connect to the internet and to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where lots of cyberbullying takes place. This is one of the reasons why many parents do not allow their children to have a phone or even a social media account. These parents are afraid of the risks of giving their children access to a phone and/or a social media account. I know that maybe not every kid has a cell phone or brings one to school but many do. Maybe not every kid gets cyberbullied but there is a very good chance that they may get get cyberbullied. According to our sources, around 43% of kids have been bullied online and around 25% have had it happened more than once, which is not good. Bullying in general can lead to many things such as depression, bad behavior, and even suicide. Imagine 43% of kids experiencing things like this due to cyberbullying on their cell phones. According to covenanteyes.com, not all cyber bullying can come in many different forms. Some examples are gossiping, exclusion, cyberstalking, and even harassment and cyber threats. And just 10% of those cyberbullied will tell a parent or adult about it. Just take a moment to think about what this could do in the long run for their future.

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