The Pros And Cons Of Bullying

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The World Wide Web became available to the public in 1991, which gave the average person an avenue to use the internet and the world has never been the same. The internet is an indispensable source for researching and accessing information; it has also become the major source in the way our society shares information, communicates, and spends leisure time. This advancement in technology has had a positive effect on many aspects of our lives and there is no doubt that this technology has made things easier in our society. Unfortunately, for all of the positive that the technology of the internet has brought to our society, it has also delivered a new venue for negativity in the form of bullying, which our legal system is still attempting to catch up to, by making and adapting laws to deal with the rapidly changing world of technology.
The act of bullying, which Google defines as the “use [of] superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants” (n.d.), it is typically portrayed in old television shows and movies as the big kid that steals the little kid’s lunch money, a sort of competitive social hierarchy; but it goes much deeper than that. The United States Department of Health and Human Services states that “[b]ullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose” (Home, 2012). Bullying can occur at any stage of
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