Cyber-Bullying is when a child, preteen or teen 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. It is normally instigated by minor and is targeted towards another minor. When an adult finds out, it is called cyber-harassment or cyber-stalking. When an adult is targeted, it is never called cyber-bullying. Cyber-Bullying is a Cyber-Crime; a Cyber-Crime is a crime conducted via the internet and/or some other computer network. Over 3.2 million students are victims of cyber-bullying each year. There are psychological and emotional outcomes of cyber-bullying and they are similar to those of real-life bullying. There is a difference though and that difference is that real-life often ends when the school day is over with. When someone is being cyber-bullied, there is no escaping it, it keeps getting worse each day. Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online and one in four has had it happen more than once. Only 70% of student’s reports seeing frequent bullying online but one in four teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4% of the time. Over two-thirds of students believe that schools respond poorly to bullying and with a high percentage of students believing that adult help is ineffective. Many teens use a cell phone every day which makes it the most common medium for cyber-bullying. Many teens believe that cyber-bullying is a serious problem and many have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school whether directly or indirectly and they report those incidents of bullying as a problem at their school. 81% of teens think that is it easier to bully online and get away with it than bully in person. Students in grades K-12 are either a bully or the victim and many students in grades 4-8 report being victims of bullying. Many teens tend to ignore social media bullying but others who have noticed it tell the cyber bully to stop what they are doing but most of the time they don’t listen. One in ten victims will inform a parent or a trusted adult about their abuse and most of the time they will ignore it because they don’t think that it is that bad until their son or daughter commits suicide; bullying victims are two to nine times more likely to commit suicide. Boys are just as likely as girls to be victims and the
Cyberbullying Versus Traditional Bullying
“1 out of 4 students in middle school and high school have been bullied,” an article by girlshealth.gov concludes. Bullying can cause victims to have negative feelings towards themselves. Across America, people from school-age to adults are witnessing bullying. Many say that cyber and traditional bullying are uniquely harsh in their own ways, but which type is worse? The answer lies between what happens to the victim and how they feel, what kind of people…
bulling occurs when a child, preteen, teen, or in rare cases adults become is plagued, exposed, beleaguered, mortified, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen, teen, or adult using the Internet. Other collaborating and digital technologies or mobile devices are commonly used to wreak such havoc. (Stop Cyber Bullying) Most who cyber bully typically have the intent to insult or hurt those they are speaking of. In other cases, cyber bulling may be proxy; this is when a cyber-bully…
American culture has changed vastly from technology. The last decade and a half have brought The United States into a period know as “The Digital Age.” From the start of this Digital Age, bullying has increased drastically through the use of social media sites. Children and young adults are cowering behind computer screens and damaging other’s lives; meanwhile, the older generations aren’t noticing. Young children growing up in the Digital Age are the first to experience this type of modern…
Question 2: Is social networking good for our society?
Question 3: How does the advancement in technology help us grow as a society?
Social networking can be a controversial topic when it comes to our society. People are
quick to debate on whether its a positive or negative commodity. Some would say social
networking is causing our society to rely on technology. Others would believe it enhances our
creativity and technical skills. She concludes that social networking has opened to a variety of…
February 9, 2014
English 802 section 39
Paper one: Digital media and cultural change
Some would argue that social networks have changed the dynamics of society tremendously. People now have access to resources and information on portable technologies that was once unavailable and unimaginable. Because of this, people communicate with each other not only nationally, but also internationally. Online “friends” can now discuss political, economical and social issues, share pictures…
unnoticed, words have more control than you think, and turning devices off does not by any means stop bullying. Awareness about cyber-bullying need to be changed immediately and adults need to understand how technology has changed the experience of bullying for adolescents.
As the internet and technology continue to grow every day, all fifteen states have passed laws related to cyber-stalking and cyber-harassment laws. Despite the fact that the term “cyber-bullying” is occasionally used interchangeably…