Cyberbullying : The New Era Of Bullying And Violence

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Cyberbullying: The New Era of bullying And Violence In School

Bullying has been a big problem in our school system for many years, but it has escalated over the past decade due to the new era of modern technology. Unanimously, we can agree that our daily lives greatly depend on technologies; the internet, cellphones, computers, tablets, IPad etc. Although the uses of technology positively impacted our lives, there is also the downside when it uses have negative connotations. For instance, modern technology made it very easy to engaged in cyberbullying, perpetrators used cell phones or computers to conduct this hideous behavior, hiding behind their keyboards to express negative feelings and or thoughts toward others. Using social media …show more content…

If a teacher, parent, lawmaker, and even the child them self- put more effort into educating yourself about cyber bullying it will not be in this situation.
Statistics have shown that everyone can be victims of cyberbullying but most incident occur between the age of 11 to 15 years old, however, some report showed that children’s as young as 10 years old also been a victim of cyberbullying. Cyberbullying can have long lasting effects on its ' victims that can lead to mental health issues like depression, anxiety, stress, and even suicide. Increasing number of young kids and teenagers committing suicide because of cyber bullying and sexting have coming to the public 's attention. As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people with approximately 4,400 deaths every year. The CDC estimates that there are at least 100 suicide attempts for every suicide among young people. More than 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide and nearly 7 percent have attempted it, that is why, sadly, there are increasing coverages about cyberbullying cases in the media now more than ever. (NOBullying, n.d.)
Despite the physical contact or audible insults, cyberbullying can be even more traumatizing and damage have life time effect on mental health than traditional forms of bullying. Through social media and

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