Cyberbullying: The New Form of Bullying Essay

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Forty- three percent of teens have experienced cyber bullying in their life (“43 percent”). Bullying has changed so much throughout the years; it went from calling teens malicious things to their faces, to saying vile things on the computer. Cyber bullying is a colossal problem with teens, and it is hard to escape because of all the technology that surrounds them. Cyber bullying is in complex to do, especially with all the technology teens can use. Teens can send instant messages or text messages. They can also tamper with web sites or ridicule someone in a chat room (Winkler). The text messages teens send can be insulting and so can postings on Facebook (“Cyberbullying Crackdown”). The cyber bully can also send instant messages to…show more content…
Sending deleterious Facebook postings is form of cyber bullying and should be avoided (“Cyberbullying Crackdown”). By not spreading lies or rumors online about others is another way to fight cyber bullying (“Cyberbullying”). Don’t pretend to be someone else to trick other people into revealing personal information (“Cyberbullying”). Some advice for parents who do not want their child to become a cyber-bully comes from Andrea Atkins who says, to be attentive of what parents say in front of their kids because they are listening. Parents should tell their kids the cyber bullying is cruel and unacceptable and that it is not a joke (Atkins). Parents can also tell their kids of the punishments that would happen if they became on online predator (Atkins). “If you wouldn’t say it in person don’t say it online” (“Cyberbullying”). However preventing cyber bullying can also be a challenge because the bully can be anyone, even a friend. The U.S. Department of Education hosts cyber bullying conferences to help school fight it (“Cyberbullying Crackdown”). MTV has created “A Thin Line Campaign” to help stop cyber bullying (“Cyberbullying Crackdown”). Facebook is allowing users to reject certain pictures by selecting “I don’t like this photo” or “This photo is bullying or harassing me”. Teens can also report cyber bullying and reset their passwords from their cell phones (“Facebook”). Since that has been available 70 percent of the photos that have been reported were removed by the
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