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 …show more content…
Cyberbullying creates fear in the heart of adolescents who are bullied online and keeps them from being able to enjoy their lives. Some people may try to play down the whole situation saying it is not a very serious matter, however, it is. If a student who has their whole future ahead of them is willing to take their own lives or the life of someone else, then we have a problem on our hands. On an instructional resource, it was asserted that “In a February 2015 survey of students ages eleven to fifteen years administered by the Cyberbullying Research Center, 34.4 percent said they had been cyberbullied” (“Cyberbullying"). Also, in a Technology & Learning Magazine article that was published on October 2017 stated that “More than 25 percent of public and middle and high schools deal with cyberbullying events at least once a week” ("CYBERBULLYING ON THE RISE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS”). Students of all ages have or can be a victim to this horrible manner of harassment. It is our duty to stop cyberbullying or its threatening consequences could take effect. We must start where the online bullying occurs most; in our …show more content…
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