Traditional Bullying and Cyber-Bullying

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Traditional bullying used to be more common back when there was no texting or social media. Bullying consistently takes place in person: the common actions often include teasing, taunting, humiliating, and sometimes showing acts of violence. Cyberbullying takes place online making it more humiliating and intolerable for the victim since the information doesn’t go away. They both equally cause the victim emotional distress and significantly lower their confidence while the bully feels more authoritative and quite satisfied. While the fear of getting bullied grows in the victim, they start to feel unsafe and decide not to go to school. All the students deserve to attend school without the fear of getting humiliated, harassed, or bullied, but what are the bystanders and teachers doing about bullying? Which is worse, traditional bullying or cyberbullying? The general stereotype of a bully is a large male preying on a frail child. Although this might’ve been true at some point in the past, times have changed and now there are other forms of bullying. Even though cyberbullying lacks of physical force, it is more devastating and leaves the victim with long-term effects. This form includes spreading false rumors, posting embarrassing pictures of the victim, and threats on social medias. These harmful messages can be far more emotionally damaging, if not physically, than face-to-face confrontation. This information can be spread quickly to a larger audience since the technology has
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