Cyberbullying And Its Effects On The Education System

2037 WordsJul 28, 20169 Pages
It’s no secret that the generation born between the mid 90’s to present day have a huge technological advantage over previous generations. These progressions have made such a great impact on the education system, allowing students to be able to learn in a more effective manner; however, technology’s faults are only increasing as time passes. Within the last decade, it has become a trending issue that children are abusing technology to harass and bully others online. Bullying within school walls, while still a pressing issue, is beginning to be swept under the rug by cyberbullying. Cyberbullying can be defined as the “willful and repeated harm inflicted [on another] through the use of computers, cell phones, or other electronic devices” (Rice 66). Some may fault parents who allow their children to have the access to such technology. However, they are not completely at fault here. Given the ways schools interact with their students and the importance of schools ' role in shaping responsible citizens, schools are well situated to fight cyberbullying (Lane 1803). Regardless of the location (at school or at home), it cannot go unnoticed that the aftermath affects the behavior and success of students while they are present at school. For that reason, school administrators must be held accountable and take action to prevent this online phenomenon. The public education system can eliminate these online bullies by creating school policies, raising awareness, training staff members,
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