The Causes And Effects Of Cyberbullying

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Cyberbullying is a type of bullying that takes place over electronic technology throughout all hours of the day that can affect teens and adolescents on their daily basis. This electronic technology includes text, gaming devices, internet, emails, blogs, cell phones, apps, computers, and tablets which can be used for positive activities but can also hurt people. According to Edwina Thomas Washington (2015), these electronic technology gives the bully the capacity to contact the victim without having a face-to-face encounter. In addition, it occurs on different social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. This harmful behavior incorporates posting, sharing, or sending opposing, conflicting, and false content regarding someone else. Additionally, it includes sharing information referring to someone else with the purpose of producing discomfort and humiliation. Some cyberbullying passes the line into illegal or culpable behavior. Through the years, cyberbullying has become very common in teenagers.
Nowadays, it is higher the percentage of teens using an electronic device, specifically a cell phone and accessing a social media platform. According to The Cyberbullying Research Center, over 80% of teens use a cell phone commonly. As an effect, cell phones have become the most popular form of technology and a usual way of doing cyberbullying. One of the reasons of why the number of victims of cyberbullying has increased since 2010, is the high
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