Cyber bullying extended essay

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THE REALITY BEHIND THE CYBER WORLD: My thoughts on Cyber Bullying

“Bullying builds character like nuclear waste creates superheroes. It’s a rare occurrence and often does much more damage than endowment”. (Van, 2011). Nowadays, our world is facing different problems, issues, and concerns that people hardly realize. Some of these issues are not properly addressed by our government for there are other issues that need to be taken first of. One of these issues is cyber bullying. I know that all of us are fond of using Social Networking Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and other sites to connect with anyone around the world. And this is all because of our improving and high technology gadgets. Bullying that pops around cyber
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Next is “power”. In this case, people who bully are trying to show how powerful they are. They want others to follow what they will say. They want their victims to be scared of them. They also did this because they see bullying as a way to stay popular and to show that they are the boss. They bully because in real world, they don’t have the power they have on-line. In short, they bully to gain some kind of power status. The third reason of cyber bullying is “entertainment”. Some people find bullying entertaining. Those people think that embarrassing and hurting others is funny. Usually, these people make fun of others during parties so that there will be lots of people watching or there will be an audience. “According to the survey of The National Council on Crime Prevention, 81 % of the teenagers said that cyber bullying is fun”. (Harris, 2006). Lastly, the fourth reason of bullying is “stupidity”. It sounds funny but it is true. A stupidity of a person can hurt others. Stupidity in this case means that you are unaware of your actions. The bullies in this case don’t know that their actions can hurt others already. Cyber Bullies respond or reply to emails and posts without thinking. They just comment and post whatever they want to post even though it can hurt other’s feelings. These are only some of the reasons why others love bullying. There are still many to count. Perry Aftab (2011) reported “bullies tend to

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