Cyber Bullying And Its Effects On Society Essay

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"The saying, if sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me was ever true, it sure isn 't true today" (Alexander, 2011). The survey of 9 years olds in 35 countries found that New Zealand is the one most second highest rate of school bullying. (nzherald, 2012). Especially in this case parents really need to take a stand against bullying to help prevent it and to stop it. We as parents need to be a part of the solution, not the problem. Cyberbullying is harmful to society because it encourages poor behaviour many harshly affect the victim and makes the internet an unsafe environment for children.
“Children should be able to live a life free from bullying and harassment and it is time that we all took a stand against this” (Katherine,2015). Of course cyber bullying has showed itself in popular networking sites such as twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. Those websites are meant to be socializing between friends and family. Cyber bullying is a big concern in New Zealand society. How are children and young people affected?

Firstly cyberbullying in social media it has shown in the article “sudden loss of girl saddens community” by Alicia bailey. Stephanie Garrett, age 15 committed suicide after being cyberbullied on a website called ask. FM.(bailey,2013) Cyberbullying can happen to any age group even if you are male or female. In this article, statistics shows that suicide has been a significant rise to is to 19 years, age group. (Bailey,
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