Most people know that bullying is wrong. Calling someone names has absolutely no beneficial purpose. Moreover, hitting someone makes a bully feel good in the moment while doing permanent damage to the person being victimized. With the Internet, people now have even more opportunities to bully through cyberbullying. This includes sending crude pictures, posting fake web pages, or tweeting slanderous messages.
Cyberbullying starts from someone posting mean comments about the other and can even get as bad as posting explicit pictures or videos and exposing them to the public eye possibly causing it to spread all over the social media site. If a person spreads or share a minors explicit photos they can be charged with child pornagrahpy. That isn't the only charge that a person can get you can also get charged for someones death if you push them far enough to commit suicide. There is so much cyberbullying happening and spreading through social media there was even a movie made about it in 2011. That movie made such a huge impact on everyone that saw the movie and really opened peoples eyes to the truth about cyberbullying.
Bullying is an emotionally draining issue, common all over the world in today’s society. Described as repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological behavior that is harmful, it involves the misuse of power by an individual or group towards one or more persons. Bullying can have long-term effects on those involved (Bullying No Way!). People of all ages can be bullied in a multitude of ways; from face to face, (such as name calling or physical harm), indirect methods such as spreading rumors, or cyber bullying, which is a fairly new but sometimes considered the worst form. Bullying has been an issue for decades but in the last ten to twenty years, we have seen a steady increase in this epidemic.
The actions of advertising war online can cause someones life to change for the worse. Both physical actions and actions online can cause a camotion. Many people can be harmed at rallies, and other social events where large groups of people are involved. Any one can help save a life by not sharing the violence that they see. The world is a harsh place with violence, crime, and hate.
Social Shaming In Jessica Bennett's essay The Flip Side of Internet Fame, Bennett explores the darker side of the social media phenomenon. She discusses public shaming and the damaging effects it has on people's lives. Social media can be a great tool when used properly to help people network and expand their businesses. But when it is misused, it becomes a breeding ground for stupidity. Many Americans are so fascinated by social media because average people can become famous over night for doing virtually nothing.
Facebook hinders social interaction because it lets us create a version of ourselves that is completely different than who we really are, it can be addictive if over used, and it also can make us very lonely and depressed. Facebook gives us the power to change anything and everything about ourselves. If we don’t like something about ourselves, we can change it with just one click of a mouse. Due to bullying, some kids and teenagers, even adults change their whole look and lifestyle on Facebook, because they can be whoever they want to be behind a computer or phone screen. They can do this with little to no ridicule from others, by changing their likes, dislikes, hobbies, etc.
Facebook is the gun that enables us to fire virtual bullets at all of the people that we despise, but every so often we take a shell in return. This shell can put a ripple in our psychological state which has us asking ourselves, I am I as happy as my friends ? “ The real danger with Facebook is not that it allows us to isolate ourselves, but that by mixing our appetite for isolation with our vanity, it threatens to alter the very nature of solitude” (Marche) . People should have their moments of solitude in this crazy stressful life; Sadly facebook acts as a weapon that destroy our much needed seclusion. In today’s generation having a face book ties you to being part of the pop culture phenomenon, without having one you receive the feeling that you are missing out on the virtual connection.
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).
Others were nobody wants you and you are not normal. She took her own life by jumping from a high rise building. Cyber bullying happens just as it does with any other kinds of bullying. Those who want to stay popular or those who want to feel as though they have power over others, are those who are likely to commit cyber bullying. It is also said that those who have low self-esteem, those who want to fit in, and those who struggle to connect with those who are hurting are also likely to commit such a crime.
Some of them are encouraged by friends and ridiculously thinking they won’t get caught. Such misunderstandings are acting as a catalyst of cyberbullying and even worsen it. As for criticism, people always criticize others, motivated by self- centering and unpleasantly pressed destructive emotions. People have an overly high sense of self protecting and seek for conformity. Nowadays, people mainly uphold negative thinking and seldom appreciate others.