Persuasive Essay On Cyberbullying

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When over 80% of students in highschool use their phones daily, cyberbullying is prone to almost everyone (DoSomething.org). Cyberbullying is the act of harassing or threatening others using electronic devices, often done over social media platforms. In California, cyberbullying is considered a misdemeanor meaning that an adult accused of cyberbullying faces charges of time in jail, a fine of less than $1,000, or both (StopBullying.gov). Since high school students are not considered adults, they are supposed to face suspension or even expulsion for their crimes. “Elk Grove Unified has developed strategies for bullying prevention and intervention to help keep students safe and ensure a healthy learning environment”(egusd.net). Although the EGUSD says they have created plans to deal with all forms of bullying, I have personally seen the school district do nothing about hate accounts towards students on social media with their knowledge of it occurring. Schools need to help protect their students health and well-being by helping to prevent cyberbullying. Cyberbullying can majorly affect the mental health of others in negative ways. Students take these criticisms and rudeness so personally and it creates a huge influence on their lives. Often, victims of cyberbullying start feeling powerless, overwhelmed, and dissatisfied with themselves. “Victims of cyberbullying were more likely to suffer from low self esteem and suicidal thoughts”(Cyberbullying Research

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