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Cyberbullying : A New Source Of Communication And Socializing For Young People Today

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The Internet is a new source of communication and socializing for young people today. Almost every teenager has a social network account, and uses it at least once a day. The problem that Internet has brought is cyberbullying. Cyberbullying has badly affected many people and taken some lives. Action should be taken in order to address this issue. The bullies should get some type of punishment no matter what age they are and the victim should be offered help. Cyberbullying is known as bullying with words, pictures, video, or anything that people do through the Internet. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines it as “the electronic posting of mean-spirited messages about a person (as a student) often done anonymously”. The main point of…show more content…
This usually happens in an off-line life. People would think that online life will be different and more acceptable, but it is not. Leaving someone out and talk harsh about them could result is self-pity and low self-esteem. This may also cause depression and stress depends on how the victim handles it.
Another form of cyberbullying is masquerading or faking. It is when a person makes a fake profile or identity to bully, so that it will be anonymous. The bully also impersonates someone else to bully the victim using the anonymous profile. This usually happened because the bully is too scared to show who he or she is, and find it safer to be anonymous. This type of cyberbullying could still affect the victim like the other form, but also curiosity of who is behind it.
The last form is outing, bullying by sharing someone else’s personal information to public. This form of cyberbullying I consider to be the worst. Because it has to do with personal information, it could badly affect the victim. Once it is shared online, personal information can never be taken down. This could result in people treating the victim differently due to information that was shared.
For example, the victim had done something wrong in the past (like hooked up with someone’s boyfriend), but someone found out and shared it online. People that have seen or read the post will have a different view on the victim, and they will think her as a
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