The Causes And Uses Of Cyberbullying

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Cyberbullying has become a large issue in the last few years due to the increase in use and popularity of electronic devices and social media. Cyberbullying is defined as the use of electronic devices in which individuals use to send threatening or demeaning messages to another individual. With electronic devices growing in popularity, cyberbullying is most popular among school-aged children and young adults in college.
Cyberbullying is not the only form of bullying there are a handful of different ways children and teens are being bullied. There's your typical face-to-face bullying, such as physical, social, and verbal, and cyber. Physical bullying would include hitting, punching, kicking, tripping, and property damage. Social is bullying that is done behind the victims back in order to ruin their social life. Verbal would include, anything that is hurtful to an individual using words. Such as name-calling, racist remarks, insults, teasing, and or intimidation. Lastly, as stated above cyber bulling is done with the use of technology. It can happen at anytime and anywhere such as at home, at school, at the playground, etc. The uses of hurtful things are said through text message, email, social media, etc. Cyberbullying can also include humiliating information such as videos and or pictures on a social media website or text messages.
Cyberbullying has lead to many young children and preteens to commit suicide. Many of these suicides hit close to home for many
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