Bullying In Today's World

Alexis Pate-Brown

Mr. Spinner

Computer Apps I

11 May 2012

Bullying in Today's World

"Cyberbullying is bullying through e-mail, instant messaging, in a chat room, on a Web site, or through messages or photos sent on a cellular phone. (Allman 44) Although many people know how to ignore people who bully over the internet, teens should still report cyberbullying if they see it. Many people are hurt by what people say over Facebook and Twitter. Some have even committed suicide. Because cyber bullying has been the cause of so many lives to be taken, people should know what cyber bullying is, understand the effects, be familiar with the law, and prevent cyber bullying to ...

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In this modern time, usually if you have a smartphone, your whole life is on that device. It carries your files, media, music, email, and your social life. However, when does technology have its' bad affects?

Cyberbullying affects people in many ways. For the bully and the victim, cyberbullying can affect your reputation. You can even be rejected from your dream school. Cyberbullying also causes stress, depression and thoughts of suicide (Stop Cyberbullying). Cyberbullying can kill. Sending hate via Internet could end someone's life. "Take 13-year-old Hope Witsell. Last year, the Ruskin, Fla., middle schooler sent a photo of her breasts to a boy she liked. Another student got hold of it and it went viral. In Hope's case, it worked with devastating effect. On Sept. 12, 2009, she took her own life. Hope's death is part of a disturbing trend - teens who commit suicide in the face of merciless bullying, often online" (Hunter).

Another example of cyberbullying was a teenager ...

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if they're a bully too? Some questions to be asked are, "Have I ever signed in on someone else's screen name to get information?" "Have I frightened or threatened someone in an email or tweet?" "Have I used profanity online?" If so, that person could be hurting someone right now without realizing what they're doing. (Stop Cyberbullying)

What should teens do when cyberbullying happens? Well, silence is not an option. If everyone is educated on how to not respond to someone online inappropriately, there wouldn't be victims being scared of going to school or having their self esteemed shattered by a status. Kids should be encouraged to calm down if they get upset. This includes logging ...

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