Cyber Bullying And The Rise Of Technology

1055 Words Sep 11th, 2015 5 Pages
In reading 8, Bullies Move Beyond the Schoolyard, Patchin and Hinduja discuss the ways that bullying has expanded and increased in the rise of technology. Before technology bullying was a face-to-face interaction, usually at school or coming and going from school. Bullying can cause emotional, physical, or social harm. Now that Internet is available in everyone’s home and on his or her phones people can be bullied from any location not just at school. Bullies are also becoming anonymous by using fake names to attack their victims, making the bullies unrivaled. Cyber bullying is at an all time high because of the amount of technology that is available to children ages 12 to 17 years old. Bullying is a deviant act that is becoming more and more easier to do, and research shows that bullies can create long-term damage to the victim’s mental health causing them to be depressed or respond to issues with extreme violence. An example for this is the Columbine shooting in 1999, the shooters were bullied their whole lives by students and turned their anger into something catastrophic such as killing other students in cold blood. Research also found that bullies are more likely to grow up and commit violent crimes. The research method that Patchin and Hinduja decided to use a survey method while using the Internet, which is the main source of bullying today, the web-based questionnaire, was put on a popular musicians website. Hence, this questionnaire was meant to attract bullies,…
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