It might take weeks, months, or years if you do not tell anyone. If your bully can tell you are getting affected by his or her work then he or she will not stop, they will continue to make the situation you are in even worse. Cyberbullying is not a joke, we need to find some way to stop it, for good. Half of American teens are cyberbullied, be that one who stands up and tells someone, do not let it get to you. Motives for cyberbullying are usually dumb, something the victim cannot change, something the victim was born with, her or his looks, personality, clothes she or he wears.
People can be bullied online, at school, or even at home. Social media and the internet in general has the power to change the world, but when put into the wrong hands it can do more harm than good, and things can go south very quickly (Kronengold). Body shaming is one of the most common forms of cyberbullying. There are many people that don’t have thick skin and the comments people make get to them very easily, and the bullies on the other side of the screen can keep doing it because the victim doesn’t know who the username belongs to. People can easily hide their identity on social media, this makes it easier to bully people because they do not know who they are.
Due to how prominent and repeatable cyberbullying is, it continues to take a disastrous toll on our youth. Teenagers are usually the major victims of this epidemic, paying with their lives for something largely out of their hands. Sam Laird cites OnlineCollege.org’s infographic in his article, “Cyberbullying: Scourge of the Internet”, stating that “90% of teens who witness cyberbullying online say they ignore it, just 40% tell their parents and 81% of kids say it's easier to get away with bullying online than in person.” OnlineCollege.org’s infographic on cyberbullying continues the discussion with an astonishing statistic, that one out of five cyberbullied teens think about suicide - and one out of ten
One example of cyber bullying is using facebook and making fun of a person constantly and posting pictures without their knowledge of you posting it. Cyber bullying can cause fights and deaths, kids commit suicide after getting cyber bullied. Bullies have been around for a long time. Technology is a new way that bullies can bully other people. The saying “sticks and stone can break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is not true anymore.
While sitting in class, there are two students looking at the picture that was recently posted and they begin to laugh, the hate gradually builds up. Crushing the hope of one day being a popular student that everyone likes and crushing self esteem. Why would anyone want to make someone feel this way? Cyber-bullying is the act of harassing through electronic communication. According to my current research I have found that six out of fourteen high school juniors and seniors have admitted to being cyber-bullied.
In the article “High-Tech Bullies”, Ingrid Sturgis claims that people should do something about cyberbullying not only because it demeans people, but also because too many students are either committing or attempting suicide, and it is something that needs to be addressed immediately. Sturgis starts out her article by making readers aware of the staggering amounts of cyberbullying arising over the past decade. The article is filled with images and informational side notes that help describe the cyberbullying motives and programs that go against cyberbullying. Throughout the article, Sturgis writes about the ways that some cyberbullies may try to humiliate or harass distinct types of people (including members of the LGBTQ community or people affiliated with certain religions) and how they may try to expose them. Towards the end of the article, Sturgis writes about the reasons why cyberbullies have picked up on their
7 percent to 9 percent victims of bullying are more likely to commit suicide. There are many different kinds of bullying, but two that you hear about everyday are cyber bullying and face to face bullying. Though, one might wonder if both are as terrible as the other and just how different they are. Well, the truth is that all bullies just make fun people in different forms because they are different, but isn’t it better to be different than to be just like everybody else. So, Cyber bullying is just as bad or even worse than face to face bullying because both will haunt you for the rest of your life, both cause many people to kill themselves, cyberbullies can attack at anytime and anywhere, and what someone puts online can only be deleted by them, Cyberbullying is just as unacceptable as face to face bullying, because both will haunt you for the rest of your life.
These effects can include the feeling of loss of privacy, a disconnect from reality, a lowered sense of self-esteem, a loss of vital social skills, a feeling of loneliness, and a feeling of jealousy, (Ehmke, Jakobsons, Ramasubbu). Along with these effects, there is a also a connection with them and cyberbullying and/or sexting. These two practices, either combined or seperated, can cause the listed problems for teens, who are either the victim or the perpetrator. With all of the bad that comes from social media, it does not mean that it should be shoved in a corner and forgotten. Instead, it should be used sparingly and have set limitations on how often it should be used.
As Yost (2014) claims in her study can lead lack of communication skills in children. When children spend too much time online, at some point, they may think of social media as a replacement for the real world. Consequently such substitution may lead ignorance about behavior related interpersonal contact. Moreover, it may result in witnessing hate speech and increasing social distrust. Obviously, hate speech is a part of virtual world because of poor censored content and existence of huge number of unknown or fake accounts.
The anonymity of internet is potentially raising the severity of cyberbullying cause the cyber aggressors are usually attack other behind the keyboard and they would feel more comfortable to bully people at home, usually the words they use on the internet would be harmful than face-to-face bullying which they do not know how harmful do the words they typed. Although the anonymity encouraged the cyberbullying happens, the bullying issue is already exist for a long time within school, it is obvious that school is the root of cyberbullying which school does not take action to solve the bullying problem, therefore, students would choose to bully others on the internet to relieve the dissatisfaction. As family is an important social agent to educate children, the parenting style that parents choose would potentially affects the amount of