Bullying: The Types And Effects Of Cyberbullying

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“81% of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person” (“DoSomething.Org,” n.d.). With advancements in technology, teens are turning toward evil forces behind their computer screens. Cyberbullying has been a popular form of harassment because it is much easier for people to harass others behind the screen of their technology rather than face to face. Cyberbullying is harassment or mistreatment by an offender who is physically distant. Although cyberbullying does not involve direct or personal contact, there is psychological and emotional damage of the victim (Hinduja & Patchin, n.d.).

Being a user of most forms of social media, I do see cyberbullying first hand. I have been a victim of cyberbullying. In fact, teenage girls are twice as likely to be the bullies or victims of cyberbullying (“DoSomething.Org,” n.d.).
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Also, when someone posts something embarrassing about someone else, most people read those comments, watch those videos or look at those pictures over and over again as well. These hurtful posts never go away. People take screenshots of them, repost them, or cannot get the image out of their head. Nothing on the Internet really ever …show more content…
Everyday negative posts are made about somebody else. With the increase in technology, the possibilities and ways of cyberbullying are also increasing. Research in regards to technology is taken into account everyday, especially in regard to social media. Much research focuses on the comparison of cyberbullying with offline bullying, and its effects on social and emotional health. The social media phenomenon that we are stuck in is so relevant to cyberbullying, as it is it’s leading

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