An Increase in the World's Technology Brings and Increase in Cyber Bullying

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Cyber Bullying The increase in the world of technology comes with a horrific price. According to a non-profit organization for social revision, “eighty-one percent of adolescents think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person.” (11 Facts About Cyber Bullying). Universally, there is controversy involving stronger laws for cyber bullying. Unfortunately, many individuals live by the motto “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” People also believe that parents do not teach their children constructive criticism from hate. If cyber bullying was just constructive criticism, then it would not lead to death. Many people fail to realize how abusive comments can hurt a human being. With the…show more content…
Students were also asked about their involvement in bullying. Cyber bullying victims found to have a higher risk of depression. (Depression Greater Among Victims of Cyber bullying). In recent years, a series of bullying related suicides have occurred all throughout the world. Tyler Clementi, an eighteen year old Rutgers student, committed suicide by jumping to his death after his roommate, Dhraun Ravi, videotaped Tyler having sexual encounters with another man. Clementi got verbally abused in person and over the internet. When Clementi committed suicide, his story went viral. Ravi only served a twenty day sentence in a Middlesex County jail, but Clementi’s family will have a hole in their heart for the rest of their lives. A harasser’s comments leading to suicide is equivalent to a murderer holding a gun. In Polk County, Florida , two girls, a 12 and 14 year old were charged with felonies in a cyber bullying case that provoked an innocent girl, Rebecca Sedwick, to take her own life. According to the authorities, it is said that “Rebecca Sedwick was ‘terrorized’ by as many as fifteen girls who all ganged up on her and picked on her for months through online message boards and texts.” After Rebecca took her own life, the police looked into her computer and found search queries such as “What is overweight for a 13-year-old girl,” “how to get blades out of razors” and “how many

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