The Center For Disease Control

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In 2014, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) did a study on bullying and the found that 19.4% of all the students interviewed had been bullied at school. This may not seem very surprising, bullying has been going on for decades. Generations of men and women have come to fear the people who walk the halls, stealing lunch money from those weaker than them. However, it is interesting to note that 14.8% of that 19.4% had reported being cyber bullied. Unlike the standard physical bullying, cyberbullying is a slightly more recent development, but it has evolved to become much more deadly. It gives bullies a better tool for creating more widespread pain. The awareness for cyber bullying needs to increase and ultimately, cyberbullying needs to be abolished completely due to its destructive capabilities. With the invention of computers and the internet in the late 1980’s, early 1990’s, mankind starting moving towards a more technological age. Computers gave America the ability to communicate from long distances and and gave us the ability to transmit and store information much faster and more efficiently. Cyberbullying came to be because of the ability to send offensive and embarrassing messages and images quickly through cyberspace (hence the name “cyberbullying”). The definition of cyberbullying is “The act of harassing someone online by sending or posting mean messages, usually anonymously” (Dictionary.com). Cyberbullying surpasses other forms of bullying because anyone, from

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