This is mainly because the information that she gives is centered around the basis of cyberbullying is college campuses. Sturgis is fully aware of the fact that college students are not fully mindful of the dangers of cyberbullying and the affects that it has towards others. Sturgis writes to inform the college students in a formal manner so that they can take a full grasp of how important and serious the information is. An informal approach would not take to the young adults’ minds because many are too immature and would brush off the information as a joke. The formal tone also affects the cyberbullies because the tone seems to directly state the information towards the bullies, especially towards the end of the article.
This study proved that given the amount of time that adolescents are on computers unsupervised whether it be at home or in public libraries those who cyberbully are most often the ones that were prior victims to cyberbullying themselves. This study would benefit in research for “affects cyberbullying has on adolescents because it gives reasons to why cyberbullying bully in the first place. Although with was full of useful information it would have been more beneficial to monitor social media sites that the kids were using verses how long the kids were on the internet. In doing so, it would have supported their theory of cyberbullies being vicitam of bullying as
Cyberbullying victims often find difficulty in maintaining healthy social relationships after the fact, as they find it impossible to trust others. This is obviously detrimental in the workplace where communication and cooperation is a must. An interesting aspect of cyberbullying is that victims often blame themselves for the debilitating effects they have to deal with. This creates yet another reason for victims to doubt themselves and fall deeper into depression and anxiety, further reducing their sense of
There are also many solutions to help minimize cyberbullying. Some effects of cyberbullying on victims is a mix of emotions distress such as anxiety, depression, a feeling of uneasiness, anger, embarrassment and fear. It gets to the point that some people can not handle these emotions, and turn to suicide or violence as the only way out. According to “Prosecuting Cyberbullies: Should states and the federal government pass further antibullying legislation to target cyberbullying?”, “Studies have shown that perpetrators of school violence—such as the two students who went on a shooting rampage at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999—often have a history of both bullying and being bullied themselves” (Cyberbullying). Just like victims, perpetrators also face consequences.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS (Ted Feinberg & Nicole Robey, 2010) stated that not only victims but also parents and educators should be part of the prevention strategies. The same organization details that Victims should strongly and calmly tell the cyberbully to stop the harassing behavior and remove offensive material from future communications, ignore or block the communications, Make a hard copy of what the cyberbully has posted and send it to cyberbully’s parents: they probably do something about this for help), Clean up the instant messaging friend list to reduce the number of people who get access to the victim’s e-mail location, File a complaint with organization that is related to cyberbullying, Enlist the help from school, Contact an attorney or police. For educators, they should determine the prevalence of cyberbullying, conduct a threat assessment in response to report it that it might involve violence or suicide. Moreover they should develop programs, policies and training to prevent and stop cyberbullying on campus. Parents should keep observing to their children about their cyber activities at home.
The article also quotes a professor from John Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public health; he states that the increased usage and reliance on the Internet and smartphones will have a big impact towards cyber bullying. Several state lawmakers are aware of the problem and have begun creating new bills in an attempt to stem the proliferation, but may face some limitations in the process.
The advancement of technology has opened up a new gateway of making fun of people. To put an end to the growing epidemic of cyberbullying the society should implement the effects and seriousness the effects can have on a person. Cyberbullying can have long-term physiological effects on its victims. In order to lessen the effects of bullying; schools should have a bullying class as a required course that educates all students about the ramification of cyberbullying. Schools should enforce a bullying course at every grade level beginning with middle school into high school to educate the children on the seriousness of this epidemic.
Cyber Bullying has become an increasing problem in our society that threatens physical and emotional harm to ever greater numbers of young people. The sad fact is, some youths are so deeply affected by the negative influence of bullying that they have taken their own lives. Although suicides represent a rare and extreme reaction to bullying, it is a real issue facing society today. Cyberbullying is often a factor in young people becoming depressed and having lower self-esteem. Cyberbullying has been an issue, in the United States as well as everywhere throughout the world.
However, there are other impacts of cyber bullying that harm the lives of persons in the real world. Try to deal with a cyber-bully is hard because they are on your high school, at home and anywhere that you can have access to the internet; there is no an easy way to escape. Responsible parents and gown ups have the responsibility to maintain the young ones safe on the net. Some of the consequences of cyber bullying
Furthermore, many young people have computers with the potential to hide their behavior from their guardians or siblings, which could possibly worsen their behavior. Victims may increase their feelings of sadness and loneliness, change their sleep and eating patterns, lose interest in activities, and even have more health complaints. Victims are often attacked by Cyberbullies when they’re most vulnerable. As a result, cyberbullies often target to doubt their worth and value. Victims may respond to the feelings by hurting themselves in some way.