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Cyberbullying Is A Common Than Traditional Bullying Essay

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What is Bullying? “Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance” (Stopbullying.gov). Bullying can include making threats to someone to scare them, spreading false rumors about someone, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. The bullies, the ones who are bullied, and the bystanders are all victims, specifically teenagers. Females are more vulnerable to bullies because they are self-conscious and worry about their image too much. There is more drama between females than males. Bullying can be found in schools and on social media. Bullying on social media is also known as cyberbullying.
“Cyberbullying is the deliberate and repeated harm inflicted through the use of cell phones/smartphone’s, computers/tablets, and other electronic devices” (Psychology Today). Cyberbullying is more common than traditional bullying because it is easier to make snide remarks about someone behind a screen instead of saying it to their face. A person can also hid behind a screen and make a fake account when harassing a person so no one will know it’s really them that is bullying. Cyberbullying is more dangerous because it can affect a person 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Cyberbullying doesn’t just happen outside the home like at school, it can affect a person even when they are at home because they can receive hurtful text messages, or see mean comments on social media like
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