Cyberbullying: Incredibly Targeted Teen Community

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Cyberbullying has been found to be linked to depression in the easily targeted teen community. By using various studies I can almost prove that cyberbullying is causing depression by using statistics and various opinions and studies. We can start with the first source http://psychcentral.com/news/2015/06/23/teen-cyberbullying-linked-to-depression/85994.html this article states that according to mutliple social media studies teens who report bullying online are at high risk for depression. “Currently, the median percentage of children and adolescents who reported being bullied online is 23 percent, say researchers from the University of Alberta, Canada.”-paragraph 2. More than half the population of teenagers use the internet and almost all…show more content…
http://madamenoire.com says “incidences of racism, sexism, homophobia and classism appear to not only catch our attention, but inspire fiery proclamations of rage and protest” but of course we protest when we see that but what we have to understand is that its the internet and we should do what we can in real life. According to statistics from http://www.meganmeierfoundation.org/cyberbullying-social-media.html
When asked about cyberbullying in the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCES, 2013):
3.6% of students reported being cyberbullied with hurtful information on the internet
1.1% reported private information being purposely shared
1.9% reported unwanted contact via e-mail
2.7% reported unwanted contact via instant messaging
4.4% reported unwanted contact via text messaging
Of the students that reported cyberbullying (Zweig, Dank, Lachman & Yahner, 2013):
25% of teens on social media reported having an experience resulting in a face-to-face confrontation with
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Well, there a few things a teacher can do to prevent occurrences of bullying. One is discussing bullying with your students, allow them to do anti bullying activities and open discussions to get them involved. Have them come up with rules for bullying. Make them do group activities to become friendly with one another and teach them to be assertive without demanding. Develop a plan that tells a student what to do in a case of being bullied or cyberbullied. If you see bullying take action as fast as possible. “By taking immediate action and dealing directly with the bully, adults support both the victim and the

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