Cyber Bullying In Australia

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Social media allows users to insult, bully, and threaten others without any fear of punishment. My purpose for this research paper is to show people how easy it is to bully on social media. Bullying on social media is also called cyber bullying. Cyber bullying is when a victim is being targeted by humiliation, harassment, and or threatened on the internet. Bullying on social media has become far worse as access to the internet has become easier and more common. There are two types of online bullying. "The two types of online bullying are cyber bullying and trolling." (Youth Studies Australia.) Like I said previously, cyber bullying is when a victim is being targeted by humiliation, harassment, and or threatened on the internet. Trolling is when the bully purposely post provocative statements or images in the attempt to upset or provoke an angry response. "Online bullying started at the beginning of the 2000s." (Youth Studies Australia) . I believe this is because access to the internet is more common and more households have computers. In …show more content…
Back in 2009 my cousin had to drop out of her freshman year of high school because the cyber bullying she had dealt with and the face to face bullying were too much for her to handle. She ended up being home schooled because of it. A more tragic example would be when a "14 year old named Kameron Jacobson committed suicide in Orange County because of online bullying." ( Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law.) A person needs to feel accepted and liked. A person also needs to feel safe. Cyber bullying crushes self confidence and brings about feelings of anxiety and depression. Not only do the victims of cyber bullying suffer from low self esteem but "Director and co-author of an up-coming book on cyber psychology Karyn Krawford" said The ones who bully typically have less academic ability and have lower self esteem themselves. ( Youth Studies

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