Bullying Vs Cyber Bullying

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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 …show more content…
Robin M. Kowalski claims that “… [This can occur] through instant messaging, email, chat rooms, Web pages, video-gaming, or through images or messages sent via cellular photos” (“Cyber Bullying”). Because now the victim can be tormented at any time it seems that they never really get to catch a break. In addition to boys being more prone to the traditional style of bullying, Robin also established studies connecting girls to commit cyber-bullying. What I didn’t find shocking was “Targets of cyber [-] bullying reported higher levels of depression than victims of face-to-face bullying” (“Bullying prevention and …show more content…
But just because she does is beautiful and does have a kind personality does not mean she didn’t have a tough childhood. I also questioned Amani Soto who was a victim of cyber-bullying what her experience was like. She started it off with, “I now see why people say it’s too good to be true.” It all happened her freshman year of high school, when she recently caught up with one of her close friends who she previously dated. Both Amani and her friend/ ex-boyfriend had something’s to get off their chest so they decided to meet. The day turned out to be delightful and they were back to being close friends. However, it seemed that her so-called “best friends” had something against her.
When she returned home and of course checked Facebook she realized that her friends had been posting statuses about a girl sleeping around. Little did she know her girl friends were really talking about her? So Amani decided to call one of the girls to get the gossip and as she listens she starts to tear up. Calling her “a whore” and “you are a s!*t no one wants you here” and many more inappropriate things, Amani broke down. Not only are were her friends providing false information on social media but all of this was on social

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