There are many discrepancies with Australia’s Cyberbullying laws that has triggered issues nationwide. Cyberbullying happens across all ages however it is mostly seen with Australia’s youth, where 1 in 5 teenagers have experienced Cyberbullying in their life. Cyberbullying is where a person uses the internet or an electronic device to harass, discriminate, stalk, threats, intimidate, defame or to encourage suicide (Legalaid, 2017). Cyberbullying has become a legal issue as it has resulted in depression within young Australians and in even more serious cases, where the bullying is intense, it has resulted in the receiver committing suicide. Cyberbullying in youth is a difficult situation as it could be difficult to determine an appropriate sentence for juveniles and challenging to decipher the element of intent.
“The real solution is not criminal prosecution, but it should be education and selective participation.” 60% of young people who have been cyberbullied say that it has affected them in their personal life. However, if a child can’t handle the bullying, they should not use the Internet. Cyberbullying is bullying another person on the Internet. Individuals should not be prosecuted for statements on social media.
Bullying is a common thing in school millions of kids are bullied everyday at school and no one really knows.And bullying can hurt someone really bad by physically,verbally,emotionally,or sexually and more.When a bully is bullying somebody they call them names or try to fight them and make them feel hurt and bad but if you're being bullied just ignore the bully and act brave and that your not scared and that you don't care about them and act like they are not there.And always try to stay with a friend or a little group so that your friends can help you and make sure the bully doesn't try to do anything or just tell an adult and they can help you with the bully.Bullying can make you suffer from physical ailments like stomach aches and more.Technology can make bullying worse because when you post something bad about someone everyone can see it because it's online and if that happens to you just save the things the bully post about you because you can use it as evidence and get the bully back, but most times when a bully is bullying someone is because that bully wants to feel empowered and manipulate people or that bully might have been bullied before so they bully other people.
Many children in school bully others for various reasons. Bullying is when you are intimidated or victimized repeatedly over time with negative actions from a more powerful peer. It can lead victims to go through serious problems in early childhood and adulthood. In many cases, aggressors do not receive the punishment I believe they should. I believe if they passed stricter bullying laws, it will reduce bullying in many places.
Have you ever been bullied? Have you ever been intimidated or embarrassed in front of a large number of people? How does a child handle being tormented day after day? When children are on social media sites they are making themselves readily available for strangers to decide who they are and their self worth. For many years parents have allowed their children to connect with friends and family via different social media sites. Parents trust and think that their children are interacting with people they know, while unaware that they are also inviting strangers into their lives. For this reason, a pleasant way of socializing can put them at an unfair advantage and possibly turn into a dangerous situation known as Cyberbullying. When a person has been discovered harassing another individual on any social media sites, they should be banned from social networking. While researching sources old and new, various situations were brought to light as to why cyberbullying is having such an effect on children.
Should cyberbullying be in the spotlight and have punishments for the troubles that may cause a person great harm? There have been multiple cases of people ending their lives due to cyberbullying, people such as Amanda Todd, Seth Walsh, and many others. In this generation, many people, typically children and teenagers, seem to think that they need to put everything on social media. They see celebrities and older siblings posting on social media and want to be just like them. However, children and teens getting on social media could make them easy victims for cyberbullying. Should those who cyberbully be punished for inflicting emotionally harm? Or is cyberbullying not as big of an issue as it’s made out to be?
Social networking has taken bullying to the highest degree. Children and teens have taken the internet in and embraced it for socializing and communicating. Before advanced technology, children and teens were troubled by school bullies. These bullies would act out in school hallways or on the bus. Today, victims are targeted by bullies over internet, whether its social media or instant messaging. Most people undergo some form of bullying throughout their childhood. Growing up, I didn’t experience any physical bullies, but I experienced name calling and mean comments I also dealt with bullies online. These bullies are known as cyberbullies. Cyberbullying manifests itself by sending harassing and threatening messages to another individual through the internet. It impacts a lot of people and can lead to many long-term or even life-long affects. This topic is captivating because it’s an issue that has become out of control. Cyberbullying is an issue that will not stop if nothing is being done to prevent it. In this paper, I will talk about why people cyberbully, the affects it has on individuals, and how it can be prevented.
Six years ago, almost all the news channels of the United states were flooded with the suicide case of a teenager. The life of Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old violinist and first year student at Rutgers University came to a tragic end by an intentional jump off of the Washington Bridge. Tyler fell victim to the harsh attacks of a cyberbully. Devastated, Tyler took his life after being humiliated by his own roommate, Dharun Ravi, who videotaped Tyler and posted publicly online his roommate’s private moments with a male companion, with the intent to expose and humiliate him in front of his fellow students. In recent years, with the rise of social media websites along with picture and video messaging, a new form of public bullying has emerged, cyberbullying. It has become a well-known and controversial issue which has emerged to become one of the major causes of deaths among young children and adolescents and is yet not taken seriously and considered as a crime. Any sort of abuse or harassment, be it direct or indirect, that leads to such grave consequences such as suicide or murder or any other kind of harm to any individual should be considered criminal. And since, cyber bullying is the new-age way of indirect harassment that is leading to deaths, it should be criminalized.
Bullying has been around for a long time, and it is a growing threat in the United States. It has advanced over time to cyberbullying and it seems to keep advancing. Some people find it a game to bully others and some are just too scared to stand up against the bullies. Bullying has been associated to most school shootings and is also associated with the growing rate of suicide. Bullying, when led to suicide, should be considered a federal offense even if the victim is not physically assaulted.
Bullying has continued to plague educational environments across the United States. At its core, bullying encompasses physical and emotional harassment of individuals by others. In light of technological advancements, bullying has established an online presence, presenting a new set of methods to harass victims. According to a study conducted in 2013, online harassment in the United States raised to 11 percent (Khurana et al. p.1039). With no permanent solution in sight, cyber bullying shows no signs of stopping. However, with help from guardians and leaders who hold positions of authority, online bullying can be prevented and therefore eliminated. As a unified society, the United States should push more effective awareness onto parents, school systems, and legislative branches in order to combat against the growing issue of cyber bullying.
One of the major issues in today’s society is cyber bullying, which is affecting almost everyone especially high school students. The main problem with cyber bullying is that it’s lowering teens self-esteem and causing depression among teens. According to Teen Safe, “83 percent of teens believe that cyber bullying has hurt their self-esteem, 30 percent of teens turn to self-harming behaviors, and 10 percent actually take their own life.” Sadly, this issue has been nation-wide since 2004 when Facebook was created and has gone on to this day. What makes this such a huge problem would be the fact that it’s dramatically affecting teens all over the nation. Cyber bullying should be stopped so that teens can have more self-esteem and less of a chance to have depression because of cyber bullying.
There is a growing crisis in the United States that is going unpunished. It affects “roughly a third of teens who use the internet” (Dosomething.org). This crisis is known as cyberbullying. Today, lawmakers are trying to establish a law that would make this form of hate-crime that terrorizes teenagers illegal. Opponents speculate that there is no reason to make this crime punishable by law because they think this act is just a form of joking or just being rude. “There’s a big conflict in knowing where to draw the line between things that are rude and things that are illegal,” says Parry Aftab, an executive director of an internet safety group. However, making this crime illegal is a necessity for a plethora of reasons. Cyberbullying is larger problem than many may realize, it causes suffering and even suicide, and it is a premeditated intent to harm.
“The term “cyberbullying” was first used by educator Bill Belsey in 2004 in an essay detailing the emerging threat of harassment through the use of information and communication technologies” (Cyberbullying). Kids that are surrounded by the phenomenon that is the internet have a high chance of being a subject to cyberbullying. Some kids are relatively unaffected by cyberbullying, however, there are many documented cases in which these kids are treated so maliciously that they have considered suicide. Cases of cyberbullying do not receive any special attention unless the victim is suicidal. This is unacceptable as any measures that could have prevented this are not taken until it is too late. People do not realize the damage they can cause with only their words. Cyberbullying is a serious crime that should be regulated like one. Although these are not definitive ways to stop the problem, I am here to state options that will help future kids from further attacks.
If you asked adults about their childhood they would probably tell you how they would go outside and play hockey in the street with the neighborhood kids or go over to a friends house and hang out in a treehouse. My dad tells me stories about how he got sprayed by a skunk when he was outside with his dog once, or one time he rode his big wheel down a slide and knocked the wind out of himself.
Everyday within our society we see people, mostly younger children, get bullied whether it be inside school walls, or online with social media. We fail to take a long look at this problem and try to find a solution to why this may be happening. We also don’t realize that we are in some way encouraging this type of behavior in some way, shape, or form. This can come from friend’s behaviors, family members, and even parenting.