The Eternal Effects of Cyber Bullying

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Once upon a time the age of innocence in the adolescent years was filled with long walks by the pond, playing stickball, dress up, tea parties, rough housing with friends and the love of a favorite doll. Those days are true still today yet in most every ones childhood memory they have been subjected or their friends were at the mercy of the schoolyard bully. The aggressive kid that was determined to make at least one other schoolmates life miserable whether it was muscle over might or sheer hostility and teasing the meek in spirit or stature. In these commonly witnessed scenarios a variety of outcomes would result whether it was the good, standing up to evil or the good being terrorized for eternal scars and wounds that have yet to heal in …show more content…
In, “Cyber Bullying and Physical Bullying in Adolescent Suicide: The Role of Violent Behavior and Substance Use”, Litwiler and Brausch point out studies where the propensity of drug use, unsafe sexual behavior and suicidal behavior were all effects of youth cyber bullying. (Litwiler and Brausch) The harassment received via the use of technology from emails, text, and Internet usage on social networking sites is a clear injustice to the protection and safe wellbeing of its victims. Individual states within the United States, since 2010, have developed laws and policies for the prevention of bullying that protect children, however, the government Stop Bullying campaign reports,
At present, no federal law directly addresses bullying. In some cases, bullying overlaps with discriminatory harassment, which is covered under federal civil rights laws enforced by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). (Home)
It is to question the absence of federal laws for the protection of minors, as the term cyber bullying only pertains to the offense of a child to a child. Harassment in this same form instigated by an adult or with adult involvement against a minor or against another adult is
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