Cyber Bullying Cycle Essay

1300 Words 6 Pages
Desiree Sanchez
Mrs. Everett
English 1301
Nov. 7, 2017
Stop the Cyberbullying Cycle Imagine logging into your own Twitter or Instagram account only to discover that someone has made another fake account that says it belongs to you. This account is full of inappropriate pictures with your face photo shopped in, and it says all sorts of lies about you. This is not a hypothetical situation; it is cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is the use of technology to bully or harass another person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. This form of bullying has grown quite prominent due to the vast use of technology amongst teens and young adults. It has also been taking place a lot more in schools due to the involvement of
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According to writer Liam Hackett’s article, “One in three victims of bullying has self- harmed as a result, and 1 in 10 has attempted suicide.” Most students who experience cyberbullying have thought of or attempted to take their own lives due to the low self-esteem and depression gained from the harassment. Another piece of evidence can be found in a report that stated “A 2014 American Medical Association study found that cyberbullying was more strongly related to suicidal thoughts than traditional bullying” (‘Cyberbullying”). It should be teachers’ concerns to try and stop children and young adults from trying to take their own lives as these children are the future generation who has a whole life ahead of …show more content…
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