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Cause And Effects Of Cyberbullying

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In this era of globalization, technology has become more prevalent in our society. Many young people nowadays are indulging in social media and technology such as smartphone, laptop, Facebook and twitter to communicate with one another with the help of internet. This has brought a big influence in today’s generation and make them feel miserable without using it in a day. With this technology advancement, people now have even more opportunities to cyberbully others. Chisholm (2014) defined cyberbullying as the intentional and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones or other electronic devices. It has subsequently led to a rise in a completely new kind of bully. Unlike traditional bullying, which largely relies on physical…show more content…
It is a crucial problem caused by the anonymity of the cyberbully and it could happen at any time at any place. Frisen, Slonje and Smith (2012) stated that adolescence is a peak period for involvement in cyberbullying. However, most people think that cyberbullying just includes when someone saying mean words to people but there are more ways to torture people as technology grow such as cheating, flaming, online harassment, cyberstalking, impersonating others online, denigration and others more. People should be more aware and give attention towards this issue because there are many negative impacts that might harm today’s generation if cyberbullying keeps continue day by day. A repeated cyberbully harm todays’ generation because it can affect the victims’ reputation, behavior and…show more content…
Cyberbully has become a big problem in today’s life not only in Malaysia, but all around the world. In this case, technology is a neutral concept and it is the people who decide the means and uses of it. Technology is not the enemy here and neither Facebook or text message. It is the people behind them which misused it. A continuous cyberbully has given a lot of negative impact on the lives of today’s generation in term of their reputation, behavior and health. Hence, several action should be taken in order to prevent this problem from continuing ruin todays’ society. One of the solution to prevent this problem is parents’ action. Parents should become more aware of the nature of social media sites and todays’ technology and always observe what their children are doing with that. They have to make sure that their children will not doing the bad thing with the technology and advise them for not involve in any kind of bad post in social media. The earlier education is very important because it is the phase where the children in learning. Other than that, cyberbully prevention campaign should be held in all school and university to make student more aware about this issue. However, if someone have been cyberbullied and the perpetrators repeatedly to cyberbully them, there are several techniques to prevent them from getting the negative effects of it. Slonje et al. (2008) suggest
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