Cyber Bullying : A Constant Problem For Young Individuals

1808 WordsApr 16, 20158 Pages
For decades, physical bullying has been a constant problem for young individuals today. Bullying is any “Unwanted aggressive behavior(s) by another youth or group of youths who are not siblings or current dating partners that involves an observed or perceived power imbalance and is repeated multiple times or is highly likely to be repeated” (stopbullying.gov). Social media is one of the most dominant activity young individuals participate in. The more social media that are being created and distributed to the teens are steadily increasing and causing more people to cyber bullying, although there have been certain restrictions set into place to stop cyber bullying it is still affecting teens today, without law enforcement and parents involvement youth are more at risk of negative effects of cyberbullying, such as unhappiness and suicides. Cyber bullying can be defined in many different ways such as, when an individual is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another individual by using the Internet, interactive, and digital technologies with mobile phones included. Bullying became known in the physical world, but has found its way into social media. It often starts in primary schools but has far reaching aspects into high school and beyond. Some people bully because they were once bullied themselves. “Self-protection is another reason why youth bully their peers. Victims of bullying are often shy and tend to be physically weaker
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