Bullying: The Consequences And Effects Of Cyberbullying

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Bullying can be defined as an act of aggressive act that is intentional, taking force upon someone who cannot defend themselves from an individual or group. Cyberbullying is nearly the same thing as bullying but is done online, using electronic devices such as phones, emails, and social networks. Cyberbullying can happen in innumerable ways, through phone calls, text messages, blogs, pictures and more. The availability of the internet makes it easier for bullying to take place in the long run, this can cause numerous problems. The effects of bullying can cause suicides, depression and isolation.
Daily around the world kids are experiencing bullying. Frightened and unable to say what is going on to anyone. There has been novels, movies and television
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“The Urban Dictionary defines a “catfish” as: someone who pretends to be someone they are not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to purse deceptive online romances” (Cat fishing as a Form of Cyberbullying). Cat fishing is like tricking someone on social media sites with the intent to cause harm (Cat fishing as a Form of Cyberbullying). According to Cat fishing as a Form of Cyberbullying “Anytime someone uses technology in a way that causes repeated harm to another, it can be classified as cyberbullying. Catfish is actually a television show produced by Ariel Schulman and Yaniv Schulman. A catfish story that was document is Megan Meier’s. In 2006 Megan who, was 13 years old began and online relationship with a boy who said his name was Josh Evans (Cat fishing as a Form of Cyberbullying). She talked with this boy for a month almost online because she did not have a cell phone (Cat fishing as a Form of Cyberbullying). According to Cat fishing as a Form of Cyberbullying, “One day in October of that year, Megan received a message from Josh on her Myspace profile saying “I don’t know if I want to be friends with you any longer because I hear you’re not nice to your friends.” This was followed by bulletins being posted through Myspace calling Megan “fat” and a “slut.” After Megan saw the messages this left her horrified and broken (Cat fishing as a Form of Cyberbullying). “A few minutes later, Megan’s mother, Tina found her daughter’s hanging in her bedroom closet. Though she rushed her daughter to the hospital, Megan died the next day” (Cat fishing as a Form of Cyberbullying). A few weeks later after her daughter death, they found out the boy named Josh Evans never really existed (Cat fishing as a Form of Cyberbullying). It actually was a profile created by Lori Drew, a neighbor and the mother of one of Megan’s friends (Cat fishing as a Form of Cyberbullying). “She

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