Cyber Bullying Among Teenagers Essay

4962 Words Jan 21st, 2014 20 Pages

An Undergraduate Research Paper Presented to Prof. Rene Laurente G. Reyes

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements
For ENGL 1023


Bernadette A. Mendoza Rosette Diane A. Sta. Rosa Christine Joy D. Tamayo Elijah Mae J. Santos
Angelika Ramota

January 13, 2014

Cyber Bullying among Teenagers

I. Cyber Bullying
a. Definition
b. History
c. Thesis Statement
II. Bullies and the Victims
a. Feelings
b. Facing Bullying
III. Causes of Cyber Bullying
a. Social Media
b. Gender Difference
c. Racism
IV. Effects of Cyber Bullying
a. Psychological
b. Psychosocial
V. Preventive Measures on Cyber Bullying
a. Cyber Bullying Act
b. Parent’s Duty
c. Set Security and
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Chat rooms were supplemented by AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), an online communication program that allowed teens to spend hours talking to one another in private, one-on-one conversations or in public chat rooms. The program further allowed youth to create group-specific chat rooms. This exclusive forum allowed for youth to get together with select groups of friends and talk about the latest gossip.Online innovations have continued due to telecommunication advances. The advent of cell phones in the late 1960s and early 1970s changed the way people communicated (Shiels, 2003). However, these portable communication devices did not become widespread, or make it into a majority of youth’s hands, until the appearance of the second generation of digital network phones in the 1990s. After that, they spread like wildfire. According to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center, 75% of 12-17 year-olds own cell phones, which increased from 45% in 2004 and one-in-three teens sends 3,000 text messages per month (Lenhart, 2010). Though many parents believe that they are purchasing a cell phone for their child for protective reasons, the opposite may be true as many youths admit to utilizing their phones as an instrument for cyber bullying. Further progress on the Internet brought about more and more websites and with this came the advent of social media. The site MySpace is often considered the pioneer

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