Bullying Vs Traditional Bullying

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In a survey conducted, when asked “Have you ever personally experienced any form of bullying or harassment online?,” thirty-two percent said yes and sixty-eight percent said no. “Vulnerable children have virtually no refuge from harassment. It's a non-stop type of harassment and it creates a sense of helplessness,” (Meech 2009). This is a rising issue that is affecting all ages and both genders at all hours of the day.
Understanding the research gathered on cyberbullying, a significant and prevalent issue is also the form of traditional bullying. In a recent survey, more than forty thousand American high school students were conducted a survey in which forty seven percent said they were bullied in the past year. Cyberbullying has and will continue
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Fifty-nine percent of children felt that traditional bullying was worse than being cyberbullied; whereas, only twenty-six percent stated cyberbullying being worse than traditional bullying. Many students said it was much easier to just block or ignore a bully online than it was to ignore or avoid a bully in school. "It was real, live communication, not done digitally, it cuts deeper," girl, 14. It leaves a student in school feeling fearful, hurt, anxious, embarrassed, worthless, or depressed (Queensland University of Technology …show more content…
On the internet, it is very easy for bullies to create a fake name, username, or even be anonymous when bullying an individual. They can deny how things were said, claim meanings were misinterpreted, and delete messages. There is limitations in the cyber world, whereas traditional bullying is much easier to determine and monitor. If a person in a school is being hit, spit on, shoved, verbally taunted, etc. it is easier for administrations to see the physical or verbal actions and there are also witnesses to attest to this bullying. It is also easier to block a person on social media or any form of the internet than it is to avoid a person in school or public setting. Although your safe haven from home may be altered, an individual has the decision check social media or not. They are able to block a person or not use that electronic anymore and prevent any more damage from occurring. A person is not able to avoid or “block” a person at school for example; they could switch out of a class, but whose to say they would not bump into each other in the hallways or after school or at the mall? It is a more complex and dynamic situation and it makes a person live in fear on the streets and think about their safety and could even control if a person leaves their house or not. It begins to control their entire life and that can cause more damaging and taunting emotions on a

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