A Brief Note On Cyberbullying And Its Effects On Society

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Brandon Hughes
Professor Moore
English 101
9 March 2016

Cyberbullying
Three hundred "likes" on Instagram. A hundred retweets on Twitter. Ten million views on YouTube. These are some common social media networks in our society used by all ages and sadly valued more than they should be. The growth of technology use in young adults, mostly teenagers, has improved extensively over the past few years resulting in new problems. "Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once" (www.DoSomething.org). Before internet bullying was to the extent of picking on each other, name calling or fist fights, Cyberbullying takes bullying to another level. This topic is of huge controversy in schools across the nation, political debates, the president of the United States has even given speeches on it. Many people believe cyberbullying has no long term affect on victims yet cyberbullying is number three on the charts for cause of deaths among teenagers and adolescents (BullyingStatistics.org). Social Media can give teenagers and young adults confidence that may not always be used in the best way. They can hide behind a screen and say hurtful things they 'd never have the audacity to say to a person face to face because they 're scared to. This is a huge problem and needs to be stopped completely.
Cellphones are a considered a necessity in the modern world, it 's used to make phone calls, send messages, navigation, to check emails and even to post on social

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