Should Cyberbullying Be Considered A Hate Crime

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Bullying is a childhood memory most of us hope not to remember. Many people end up being victims of bullying and are unaware of how to prevent it. Suicide, depression, criminal behavior and use of drugs and alcohol are common side effects of bullying. Nowadays, bullying has expanded into the virtual world in what has been called “cyberbullying. Cyberbullying unlike conventional bullying can be completely anonymous and is sometimes reported to bring many children to the end of their lives by committing suicide. The problem is if it is different than conventional bullying should it be considered a crime? There have been several issues regarding whether cyberbullying should be considered a hate crime. A hate crime is “a crime motivated by racial,
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