Bullying : Bullying And Bullying Essay

809 Words May 11th, 2015 4 Pages
Why is it that a bullying situation would be treated differently from a cyber-bullying situation? It has caught my attention recently that when an individual is being bullied, the bully has to face the consequences if he or she were to get caught or was reported. However, if that same individual was being cyber-bullied there aren’t many repercussions being taken. I find this to be an issue because it is extremely unfair to those who are victimized by cyber bullies. Bullying is bullying no matter how it is done and those who feel that it is okay do it electronically should be reprimanded as well. When I hear the world bully I automatically define it as insecurity, mean girls, and overly aggressive kids. But PACER characterized it as any psychical or emotional harm to an individual and an imbalance of power (“Bullying Info and Facts”). Also including other ways bullying could be described such as the different categories they can be placed into, the reason why they would bully, when it can happen, and many other influences (“Bullying Info and Facts”). Traditional bullying is usually done only when the two are in front of one another. According to Robin M. Kowalski studies have spectacled that boys are more prone to take part in this type of bullying than girls (“Cyber Bullying”). The difference between traditional bullying and this new trend of “cyber bullying” is that now it’s being done through any electronic device. Robin M. Kowalski claims that “… [This can occur]…

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