How can we identify bullying and cyber bullying? Bullies threaten others, they spread rumors, they attack others verbally or physically or both and they harass the victim for a period of time. If the bully is doing all of the above then that is considered as bullying. Cyber bullying is a hard problem to identify, since it’s ‘behind the screen’ and we don’t know who is doing it (unknown). If you’re being cyber bullied make sure you tell someone you trust for
How can we as victims, witnesses, or observers make a change to cyberbullying ? Many parents seem to question their child’s actions on a day-to-day basis. Signs of bullying are things we must observe. Students may come home with damaged or missing items, have difficulty sleeping, or just seemed depressed. The reports on cyberbullies, ruined reputations and dangers have caused so much fear against parents.
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.
Also digital culture and social media had made they forgot about the reality and live in a virtual life. “The Dumbest Generation” that wrote by Mark Bauerlein is one example. Bauerlein believes that digital culture and social media had cut young adults away from history, civic, literature, and fine arts. However, I have the opposite opinion; believe that digital culture actually made young adults smarter in different ways. There are many famous people including Bauerlein himself were having an argument with another group of people on whether digital culture is an advantage or not.
Portable devices such as laptops, cellphones and iPads have encouraged communication via text and instant messaging. An amalgamation of these factors has resulted in increased vices among teenagers, in particular cyber bullying, sexting and slut shaming. This paper will discuss these three practices, analyzing their causes and effects on teenagers today, and giving suggestions on how they can be controlled. Although technology has been associated with many positive effects, cyber bullying, sexting and slut shaming among teens are detrimental practices that have been encouraged by the advancement of technology owing to the obscurity that the cyber space provides. The first practice that this paper will focus on is bullying.
Cyber harassment is an agressive behaviour commited via cell phones or internet to send or post text or images to hurt another person .It is a widespread issue that has the most negative effect in an adolescent's life .Cyber harassment is a problem that affects most teens who are using the internet.Cyber harassment is often used with the intention to humiliated or harrass the other person .It takes place on the internet among students from given plac Bullied chilldren are usually unable to study well and might hate going to school They will gain less academic performance and low education attainent.Cyber harassment is no different and even more traumatic sometimes .Bullies can reach their target at any place or anytime including his or her home via internet or cell phone .A large number of children and their parents think that cyber harassment is not a big deal to cause problem .However,it has been proven that victim of this type of bullying can be lead to serious disorders for the furture including suicide. Ryan was a 13 years who struck up online friendship on the popular networking myspace .He has been harassed all over the internet by he's school peers in a middle school in Essex.The students taunted him with texte messages and then spread a rumour about him on the internet said he was gay .Ryan was humiliated and sad then later he commited suicide.It was one of most tragic suicide cause by harrassment .Since a number of state created a strong law to protect children from being harassed. Now cyber harssment is considered as a crime, after many incident has been occur.In the response to the reform against the rising cyber bullying issues ,many people are seeking to criminalize acts of cyber harassment.Cyber harassment however provides two huges advantage to the
Beating Bullying: Putting A Stop to Bullies Bullying in its various forms is one of the major problems that many teenagers, children, and even adults face today. Not only does it cause physical pain, but also it can also cause emotional pain too. In Ann Hulbert’s article titled, “Elephant in the Room” of Slate Magazine, she takes a position regarding anti-bullying programs that are being made to reduce the amount of bullying occasions in schools. In years past, the way teachers, parents, and victims have dealt with the issue of bullying has been in the wrong direction. Bullying in any type of form should never be acceptable.
Whether they know it or not, the jokers that make these comments are sexually harassing their victims and no matter what gender, they have an impact. When asked to picture sexual harassment, many people would think of old, creepy men in vans with tinted windows. However, this is not the case, so what is verbal sexual harassment and why is it underrated? Sexually demeaning comments are a form of verbal sexual harassment that makes an individual feel uncomfortable or offended. 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).
In a study to be published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, researchers from the University of Melbourne in Australia subjected 173 college students to tests measuring risk for problematic Internet and gambling behaviors. About 5 percent of the students showed signs of gambling problems, but 10 percent of the students posted scores high enough to put them in the at-risk category for Internet “addiction.” Technology use was clearly interfering with the students’ daily lives, but it may be going too far
Causes of cyber bullying can be mainly divided into two aspects, personal and social. Personally, peoples’ misunderstanding and the thought of criticism can be the major cause of cyber bullying. For instance, when teens were asked why they think others cyberbully, 81 percent said that it’s funny. Other teens believe that youth who cyberbully don’t think it’s a big deal and never think about the consequences. Some of them are encouraged by friends and ridiculously thinking they won’t get caught.