The Cyberbullying Epidemic Essay

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Children are bullied by their peers on a daily basis. There has been a major increase in bullying cases throughout the world. Throughout years many forms of bullying have surfaced; some forms of bullying seen more often on a day-to-day basis are cyber, physical, verbal, and relational bullying. Bullying has been a persistent problem with all types of children including children with physical and mental disorders. It is the responsibility of parents and teachers to properly educate and monitor children. Bullying has increased throughout the nation and has spread worldwide and is affecting all types of people in the world. Bullying is becoming a rising problem in our school system and is significantly affecting the quality of education that…show more content…
S22). In an article by Mishna, McLuckie, and Saini (2009) state, “ the rapid increase in use of the internet and other forms of technology such as instant messaging, e-mail, social networking sites, and webcams has enabled children and youths to engage in a vast array of experiences beyond the confines of their homes, schools, and local communities (p. 107). Mishna, etc (2009) continue to state although the Internet is neutral and positive, the accessibility of the Internet puts children in heightened risk of victimization (p. 107). Parents are unaware of what their children are doing on their computers. Although there are parental control applications, many parents do not take advantage in using them. Because of the lack of monitoring by parents, children are becoming victims of bullying or are doing the actual bullying. This may be because of lack of affection parents give their children. In an article by Dilmac and Aydogan (2010) “every four children is a cyber victim and children who are cyber bullied, in particular, experience various negative consequences such as anger and distress” (p. 185). With children who are cyber bullied, there behavior can change. Dilmac and Aydogan (2010) states, “cyber bullied students feel disappointed, nervous and upset and thus their relationships at school, in the family and with friends are negatively influenced” (p. 185). This is true for children with low self-esteem who have very little
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