The Pros And Cons Of Cyberbullying

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Bullying has been around for ages without discrimination of location. For many, bullying happened at school on the playground by peers, in classrooms by teachers or students or even at home by parents or siblings. It can be said that there are positive outcomes of bullying, however, the cons have surpassed the pros. However, since the 21st century, the Internet has made its way into everyday life with many pros and cons. One con of this new technology advanced led to bullying transforming into cyberbullying. “Cyberbullying is when a person is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones” (STOP Cyberbullying). Many people think cyberbullying happens to everyone at some point in their life and thinks it is not a big deal. However, cyberbullying should not happen and it is indeed a big deal that everyone should realize. We are now in the 21st century, which means technology is advancing extremely quickly. Today, most pre-teen and teenagers have their own technology device where it be a cellphone, laptop or tablet with accounts on all the popular social media accounts such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram- WhatsApp. However, with this new technology, cyberbullying is not seen as much as a problem as bullying since it is “easier” to occur since there is no need for face to face confrontation to occur. Nevertheless, words said to the person
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