Is Cyber Bullying Getting Out Of Hand Among Adolescents?

2055 Words Nov 23rd, 2014 9 Pages
Abstract
In the last decade the new way of communication have emerged. ‘The internet is the latest in serious of technology breakthrough in interpersonal communication, following the telegraph, telephone, radio and television’. (J. A. Bargh & K.Y.A McKenna, 2003, p.573). Using social media websites such as Facebook, Instagram, Tumbler, My space through internet give us a quicker way of keep in touch with family and friends even when they are on the other side of the world. New romances and relationships are formed and such as advertising, news, announcements can reach us within the minute. Sadly this new technology have also brought us a new way of using it against each other. This is called cyber-bullying and it is a form of harassment that happens electronically through emails or various social media websites.

Introduction

In this study the following question will be exploited.

1. Is cyber bullying getting out of hand among adolescents?

To answer this question, first of all I will be looking at the background information such as the meaning of the cyber bullying, risks involved and and looking at what it is like living in this electronic age.
Secondly I will identifying the problem of the cyber bullying, risks and implications that it has on individuals.
Lastly, I will be looking at whether social media give us power to abuse other, the reason for it, what measures are in place and how government reacts to claims that it is an issue to be concern about.…
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