Cyber Bullying And Its Effects On Society

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Bullying has been going on for generations, it’s not a new topic. That doesn’t mean times haven’t changed. New technology has made it possible for people to bully one another without even having to be near them. This is called “Cyber Bullying”. Teens are turning electronic devices into “weapons” by using social networking websites, chat rooms, text messaging, and even more ways possible. Through this they call each other names, demean each other, and even threaten each other. Kids are put in serious cases, and even to the point of suicide. It 's important to be educated and learn as much as you can about Cyber Bullying, because it can help to prevent it from happening further on in the future. It can be beneficial for kids if their parents know and can help their children and they can handle the situation in the best way possible. By being educated, it can show bullies just what reactions they are causing to the victims emotionally, and also show kids who are being bullied that it’s okay to turn to an adult about it. Cyberbullying: Solutions for a 24/7 Problem, a recent article, mentions that in most cases teenagers are cyber bullies who have been bullied or have friends that bully and they want to fit in, feel cool, or to just show they have power over others. They want to feel important. The I-SAFE Foundation reported that over half of teens and adolescents have been bullied online and about the same number have engaged in cyber bullying. It’s easy for a child to bully
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