Negative Effects On Cyber Bullying

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With the internet being so popular today, many people may not have recognized the issue of cyberbullying and how it has affected many individuals throughout the world. Cyberbullying is the act of sending harassing and threatening messages to another individual through the internet. It has impacted a lot of people and is known to lead to fear, intolerable anxiety, depression, and has also lead to suicide. Since things are communicated and advertised on the internet a lot, the issue of cyberbullying can reoccur since nothing is accurately taken down. Individuals who bully do it because they want to feel better about themselves and sometimes are just looking for a good laugh. “Adapting to these new models of communication, cyberbullying has emerged as a new and real danger to students” (Stauffer, 2011, p.2). Cyberbullying is an issue that is only going to keep getting worse if nothing is being done to prevent it. Throughout this paper, I will be explaining the discrimination throughout cyberbullying, the impact it has on kids and teenagers, and how it can be prevented with better parental as well as school administration supervision. “A main reason individuals are targeted with bullying is perceived differences, which are any characteristic that makes an individual stand out differently from his or her peers. These include race, socio-economic status, gender, sexuality, physical appearance, and behaviors” (Xu, Jun and Zhu, Learning from Bullying Traces in Social Media).
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