What is cyber bullying? Cyber bullying is the use of emails, instant messaging, phones, chartrooms, networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, to harass or threaten someone. Children who have early access to these websites are often being cyber bullied or doing the bullying. Mostly older children are likely to be cyber bullied than younger kids. How can we identify bullying and cyber bullying?
Bullying- Boys vs. Girls Bullying has become more popular over the past years. The article “Girlfight” by Karen Fanning describes the ways boys and girls verbally bully, while the article “Culture of Cruelty” from Raising Cain, by Dan Kindlon explains the different ways boys bully and how they differ from the girls’ ways of bullying. While both boys and girls are bullied because they do not conform, girls tend to engage in a war of words while boys settle their disputes by physical acts of violence. Although it may seem that only girls are bullied because they do not conform, they are not alone.
Are people becoming more and more reliant on the internet to fight their battles for them because they are too afraid to do it in person? Cyber bullying affects a teenager’s learning in school as well as affecting social relationships with the world outside of the internet. Cyber bullying has tainted the image of the internet because the internet is no longer an easier way to keep things organized, to do research, or for homework, but to harass peers in a nonverbal way. What exactly is cyber bullying? Cyber bullying is when the use of new technologies such as computers and mobile phones are used in order to harass a person.
Bullies often don’t recognize at a conscious level that their behaviours are mean or abusive but at a subconscious level bullies know that they're taking the target's power away because otherwise they couldn't do it. Most bullies don’t realize the consequences of their bullying later in life such as feeling lonely and not being able to make friends. Boys bully both boys and girls. Boys use bullying tactics to make a reputation and girls use bullying tactics to protect their reputation. Bullies and gangs are often associated with the reasons why individuals join gangs and participate in gang-related behaviour.
Millions of youth in the United States are involved in some aspect of bullying behavior. Studies show that between 15-25% of U.S. students are bullied with some frequency, while 15-20% report they bully others with some frequency (Nansel, 2001). Increasing rates of youth violence, including horrific violent school events, have brought national attention upon the phenomenon. In my paper, I am going to attempt to explain: What are some of the factors that influence bullying? What are some of the health risks of being bullied?
Cyber bullying is a new type of monster, it gives the bully the power to taunt and harass their victim from virtually anywhere. Home which was once a safe haven for victims of bullying has become just as bad as being face to face with their tormentor, thanks to technology gives bullies the power to strike from behind the safety of a computer screen or cell phone. Constant attacks can severely mess with the mental state of the bullying victim. Bullying can occur for many reasons; issues such as weight and appearance, religion, race or sexual orientation are common motives behind a bully’s rage, due to the fact that these are easy targets. Those who are different whether it is the
I think that they should make social networking sites more safe. Teens today use technology to a huge extent, they basically live their social life through technology, so it allows bullies to easily spread rumors about victims. Today, 90% of victims will not inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse In my opinion, cyberbullying is becoming a much more common issue than it has ever been. With more and more young people using Facebook and MySpace these young children have more of a chance becoming victims of cyberbullying. The movie shows how cyberbullying is very common in high schools.
TeensHealth online magazine says, “Like anyone who's being bullied, people who are sexually bullied or harassed can feel a great deal of emotional stress if the situation continues without relief” (“Sexual…Bullying” 1). These comments can come in many forms, such as inappropriate jokes, word manipulation, threats, and name-calling (“Types…Harassment”). Studies were done to test the frequency of everyday sexual comments experienced by college students. These studies concluded more women were impacted by sexual comments than men, but both had an emotional reaction (Swim et al.). Society is so used to these offensive comments that most people do not think of sexual harassment when they hear one, or when one rolls off their tongue.
Experts have concluded that cyber-bullying can cause damage that is more psychological to people than the ordinary type of bullying, due to the incoming text messages and the feeling of being unable to escape from the online world. Cyber-bullying consists of hate emails, humiliating images threatened to be put up online for the whole world to see and a numerous amount of threatening text messages. Co-ordinator Sue Steel of the Anti-Bullying Alliance said that it infiltrates the home, taking away children’s safe spaces, and by taking away children’s safe spaces, it can have real life consequences for the younger generation. An incident back in 2009 highlighted the consequences of cyber-bullying, when, the 15-year-old girl, Holly Grogan jumped from a road bridge after a torrent of abuse on her Facebook page. According to Dr. Karen Douglas, the online world can be a very powerful tool to get the message out.
When American online launched in the early and mid-1990’s and surfing the web became popular, cyber bullying was then born. Cyber bullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass or target another person. It also underestimates self-esteem and can cause teenagers and young adults increasingly more and more stress as the use of online social networks climbs upward at an alarming rate. Severe cyber bullying can leave victims at greater risk for anxiety, depression and other related disorders. Certain types of cyber bullying also can violate school codes or even anti-discrimination or sexual harassment laws.