Cyberbullying Is A Problem That Affects More Than One Third Of Adolescents

1692 Words Dec 17th, 2015 7 Pages
With the new twitter update which allows that creation of polls that users can vote in, countless accounts have been created to poke fun at someone 's personality or looks, this is what is called cyberbullying, and it happens each and everyday. Cyberbullying is a problem that affects more than one-fourth of adolescents in middle school and high school. With the growth of technology it has become more imperative to implement programs in schools to help solve this problem.
Today, teenagers rely more on the internet, and other technologies to keep in touch with their friends, and social lives. They are on all sorts of social media platforms such as facebook, twitter, instagram, snapchat and so much more. They also use different forms of technology such as cellphones, and online chatrooms to communicate with friends and social circles. Many adolescents use this growing technology as a bridge between their everyday reality, and virtual reality, and sometimes, use this technology to intimidate and harass other students which is a form of cyberbullying. Jemica Carter and Wilson Feleta, authors of “Cyberbullying a 21st century health care phenomenon,” define cyberbullying as,“covert, psychological bullying [conveyed] through electronic mediums’” (Cyberbullying) Elizabeth Anderson publisher of the article, Teenagers spend 27 hours a week online: how internet use has ballooned in the last decade, demonstrates how there has been a dramatic increase in the use of technology in the last…
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