[Cyberbullying and its effects in our society]
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Submitted as Assignment 1 for HAY100 – Psychology 100
Due Date: 23rd March 2012
Word Count: 850 words.
Through out this report cyber bullying will be discussed into detail, cyber bullying will be introduced while providing evidence on how this major issue can affect individuals. Details of where and why cyber bullying can occur in our society and strategies on how to reduce this issue
According to Patchin and Hinduja (2010) cyberbullying is defined as a stubborn and repetitive harm that is caused by the use of computers, cell phones and many other electronic devices. Patchin and Hinduhia (2010) suggested that cyberbullying is intentional and mostly enjoyed by the non-victims; they usually feel powerful and dominant. Cyberbullying victims go through real emotional and psychological non physical pain. Cyberbullying is mostly practiced using electronic devices; it differs from other factors of bullying. Cyberbullying is mostly used within teenagers to threaten other teenagers or school mates and put them down which may cause serious consequences.
Cyberbullying was first recognised in the 19th century because more research was conducted about the issue of bullying, but bullying has been around for as long as you can remember. (www.education.com)
A lot of the research that is currently used to recognise cyber bullying is done...