Cyberbullying : A New Concept

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Before cyberbullying began happening, bullying was not a new concept. It was a thing that many children went through for most of their lives if not all of their lives. Ever since the internet has been introduced to the world, it has taken the game of bullying to a completely different level. The internet has given people all around the globe the advantage of putting on a “mask” and namelessly abhorring on other individuals for their own entertainment. Cyberbullying has negative effects on victims, such as lowering self-esteem, increasing depression and producing feelings of powerlessness (Anderson, Bresnahan, & Musatics, 2014). Cyberbullying can happen because of someone 's race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and even their hobbies. Over the past several years, the spike in suicides among teens that have been the result of online threats, rumors, and hurtful communications has brought national attention to the issue of the people’s use of electronic media to bully other people. It is preposterous that it takes suicide for people to notice that people are suffering because of people who feel the need to make someone hate themselves. On every social media website you visit, rude comments will viciously pop up no matter which site you go on. Those horrid posts are not necessary, but are put online for the amusement of people and are not necessarily viewed as extreme until the life of a person is taken into their own hands. Cyberbullying effectively ruins the lives of
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