Cyber Bullying And Its Effects On Society

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Abstract
Social media has become a well known pastime for individuals of today’s society. There are various social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and SnapChat that have open doors for communication and entertainment among people all across the world. Despite the positivity of social media, it is also now being used to cause harm to people. Cyber bullying differs from traditional physical bullying, because it occurs through emails, texts, or social media. The person behind the computer can remain anonymous because the internet allows individuals to make up false information. Negative effects, such as depression, suicide, and anxiety are some factors resulted in cyber bullying. There is a strong emotional impact caused by cyber bullying due to the lack of remorse demonstrated online. This ruthlessness is what makes this a dangerous cycle that may never end.

Technology and the Effects of Cyber Bullying Bullying and negative peer pressure has been a dangerous and serous issue occurring among children and adolescents for many of years (Merrell et al., 2008). Normal bullying, or traditional bullying, as it is referred by some researchers, is where physical harm is being carried out. This traditional level of bullying have evolved to what many believe is a more powerful level of bullying. In the past recent decades, due to the quickness and growing advancement of technology, new doors have been opened in the world of bullying (Kowalski ET at., 2012 and
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