Cyber Bullying And Its Effects On Teens Essay

1113 Words Dec 11th, 2015 5 Pages
Cyber bullying is another form of bullying, but using electronic technology. It is used to harass, threaten, embarrass, and target people online and it occurs among teens. Once an adult gets involved into this, the name changes to cyber­harassment or cyberstalking. It is mostly seen in social media, and text messages. The difference is that cyberbullying can be way worse on people because it can happen 24/7 reaching people when they are by themselves. Cyber bullying is very hurtful because they can use your past, flaws, and spread rumors about you to where anybody can see them and make fun of you. Teens bully other teens to make themselves feel better, are jealous, avoid their problems, or even just to become popular. The bad part about cyber bullying is that you can’t really do much about it if they post it anonymously because it is very hard to track down. Cyber bullying can affect teens in many ways. It can hurt them emotionally, mentally, and physically.It hurts them emotionally and mentally because they start to get low self­esteem and become very sad and start to see themselves as nothing. They cut themselves, which hurts them physically. Some of the effects are anxiety, depression, stress­related disorders and in other situations suicide. Out of the teens that get bullied, most of them don’t want to admit it to an adult because they feel ashamed and scared. They feel ashamed of all the all the hate towards them and afraid that their social media and computer…

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