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There are so many incidents on television where teenagers are being bullied via Facebook and other online sources. Almost every adolescent has access to the internet nowadays and most of them have a mobile phone. Therefor it is not surprising, that cyberbullying or bullying through these new communication technologies is increasing. In order to put cyberbullies to a stop it is necessary to know, who these teenagers are, what they do, and why they bully. This research will introduce briefly the suicde of Megan Meier and the foundation what is set into effect today to prevent children and teenagers from being victims like her. Another young victim of cyberbullying was a local
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But the rewards could also be less tangible. Bullies often enjoy status and prestige because others fear them. They also command a lot of attention for their behavior. Some children who bully others don’t want to lose their popularity status so they assume that by increasing their motive of bullying they stay popular. To avoid losing social status, they deliberately selected victims who were unpopular (Sognonvi, 2010). 3. Bullies lack empathy, and may even get pleasure out of other people’s pain
Bullies score low on tests of empathic reactivity, and have also found that bullies can be more likely to develop anti-social personality disorder. This is a condition that causes people to ignore the rights and feelings of those around them. One study scanned the brains of young people who had exhibited bullying behaviors in the past, while they were watching videos that showed people experiencing pain. The researchers noticed a great deal of activity in the areas of the brain devoted to reward and pleasure. This suggests that it’s not just a lack of empathy that’s the problem. Some bullies may actually derive pleasure out of seeing other people’s pain (Sognonvi, 2010). 4. Bullies lack the ability to self-regulate emotions
The same researchers who conducted the brain scan study made another surprising discovery: the parts of the bullies’ brains that allow them to self-regulate their emotions were inactive. This suggests that bullies simply don’t have a way to

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