Cyberbullying Is A Serious Problem

1560 Words Feb 15th, 2016 7 Pages
Cyberbullying
Teenagers have been bullying and pushing each other around since the beginning of times, But now with technology texting, IMing, Facebook, Myspace, Youtube, bullies not longer have to confront their victims face to face. They can stay in the shadows and torture their targets anonymously; this new phenomenon is called Cyberbullying. What is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is defined as aggressive; intentional act carried out by a group or individual using an electronic form of contact, repeatedly over a period against a victim that can‘t easily defend him or herself (National Crime Prevention, 2016). These incidents have increased over the past few years, over 81% of our teens think that cyber bullying is easier than bullying a person when 68% believe that it is a serious problem (Dosomething.org. 2016). Cyberbullying is a serious issue in the arose not only from children but our future cultures, and we should act on it now to minimize it and control it.
Unfortunately it is getting very hard to prosecute the perpetrators of these actions due to the fact of the 1st Amendment and the freedom of speech, the 1st Amendment protects the freedom of speech and the freedom of to express which is where the cyberbullying is categorized as. Even with the U.S. Constitution stipulation that Congress should not make a law abridging the freedom of speech; it is time to use common sense and review this amendment. It is unacceptable to allow the continue of the cyberbullying and…
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