A girl in Musselman high school created a Myspace page dedicated to making fun of a fellow student’s sexuality (Doc C). This is a good example of why teenagers should not be trusted to say whatever they want on the internet, if there were more restrictions than that page would have never been created. Another part in preventing cyber bullying is getting the schools staff to recognize it. It is up to the staff to recognize that harassment (Doc F). Schools need to have a concern for the students well being ( Doc F).
Cyberbullying is a huge problem in the United States, that happens everyday. Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. It affects many people in a negative way and it has to be controlled. In order to do this, schools should be allowed to limit students’ online speech because it affects people's lives and distracts everyone in a school environment. Bullying others through a screen can affect people’s lives mentally, physically, and emotionally.
In a survey that was conducted, students were asked several questions about bullying one of the questions was ; Have you been cyberbullied anytime in your life? About half of the the students surveyed said that at one point in their life they had been a victim of online bullying. ( Doc A.) .Showing that it’s a real problem in most schools. In addition to that the U.S Department of Education had stated “ Many state departments of education and local school districts have taken steps to reduce bullying in schools.
The Internet is not safe. The Internet promotes bullying. The Internet is non-communicative. The Internet has zero privacy. The Internet is creating illiterate teenagers.
Annotated Bibliography Growing up digital: How the Internet affects teen identity Teens are often stressed and seeking validation, and they may look for that validation online through social media. This validation is “a vital part of how teens form identity” (Johnson 2014) according to psychologist Catherin Steiner-Adair. Social media allows teens and children to advertise their lives and expose them to choices and actions that were not available to previous generations. Although the method of looking for validation has changed, the reaction teens have has not. Without a fully developed prefrontal cortex, teens have less impulse control and therefore are more likely to disassociate cyberbullying from their “real lives.”
McClatchy writes for a national newspaper in Minnesota and is currently drawing attention to cyber bullying. She explores new methods to combat this new type of bullying, which is derived from the internet. This article provides examples on several solutions that have been employed by different states to resolve the issue. Many state governments have come up with new laws requiring schools to construct policies to counter cyber bullying. 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.
Social media is often marketed as a comprehensive source of entertainment, becoming a captivating companion for young individuals. However, this immersion in the digital world can lead to detachment from reality, especially in the younger generation. A concerning aspect is that young people are highly influenced by what they see online, potentially impacting their behavior and self-confidence. It can also contribute to increased peer pressure as they feel the need to conform to certain appearances or actions in order to fit in. It is when those standards are not met, that social media becomes more of a curse because it doesn’t take a lot to fall into others'
The article compares the amount of social media use middle and high school students have with the likelihood of being cyberbullied. In the article, they surveyed students in grades 7-12, ranging from ages 11-20. Students were selected at random, they were asked about cyberbullying victimization and how many hours a day they used social media. They found that females were more likely to use social media and younger students were less likely to use social media. They also found that gender played no role in the relationship between social media and cyberbullying.
Fast innovations, such as the Internet, are constantly changing how people interact. Although this development has been approved human beings to make great progress in many areas, they have also allowed the form of violation to become more widespread. This is evident when looking at how traditional bullying has grown became today's issue known as cyberbullying. Although bullying and cyberbullying are often similar in shape and their technique also has a lot of difference. Unlike traditional bullying, cyberbullying allows offenders to close his identity behind the computer.
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
References Chisholm, J. F. (2014). Review of the status of cyberbullying and cyberbullying prevention. Journal of Information Systems Education, 77. Ingersoll, G. (2013, March 5).
Cyberbullying is a large issue in many schools. The issue stems from the fact that technology is ever adapting and changing and the younger generations are adapting and changing with it. It is sometimes easier for students to victimize one another when the anonymity of the computer screen, cell phone, or tablet is there. Something that Accordino and Accordino (2012) found was, “it is critical to provide methods for improving student-parent relationships. A major aspect of a good relationship between middle school students and parents is positive and open communication”
An article published by BBC News UK states that almost one out of five children have at some point experienced to be bullied online. These dangers are only som of many dangers youths may have to deal with in the world because of the technology. Despite of the dangers to brows the internet, the web can also be a great source for information and pleasure, but it is important to know the risks as well. Just because there are some dangerous things about the web.
One of the biggest issues of online communication is cyber bullying. It is defined as, ‘‘the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others” (Baas, de Jong, and Drossaert, 1). There is so much anonymity online which makes it difficult for cyberbullying to stop. From personal experience, I have been cyberbullied on social media websites like Youtube. People commented hurtful things on my videos, I was fifteen at the time, so I did not tell my parents.