Cyber Bullying In Schools

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Hey fatty, ugly, four eyes; these words no longer only uttered as a student walks down the crowded halls, but now are appearing on social media. This is a new form of bullying, that has surfaced with the new technology of social media. These students feel alone and wonder, what 's next. They are not alone, many students attending all levels of schools face this problem every day. Bullying is when a person purposely harms another by saying something hurtful, spreading rumors, or causing physical harm. How can this is done in a classroom, by calling other students names in the class. The bully will also walk up and hit another student while in class. Although, most bullying at school happens outside of the classroom crowded hallways, stairwells,and restroom are a bully 's favorite spot to hide and wait for their next victim. With students having constant access to the internet cyberbullying can happen anywhere and at anytime time of the day or night. Cyberbullying is done the use of technology such as social media and the internet to sent messages of threatening nature to the victim. Research suggests schools should develop anti-bullying programs because of bullying is on the rise, students need to learn about cyberbullying, and the consequences of being …show more content…
First, there is the outing, this is where the bully takes and makes public, the students personally and private information. Another is harassment, this is where the bully sends offensive messages over and over to the student. Masquerading is another type, this is where the bully has a fake identity and harass the student anonymously. “ When teens were asked why they think others cyberbully, 81 percent said that cyberbullies think it’s funny (Cyberbullying FAQ For Teens, n.d)”. Bullies would not think it was funny if they understood the dire consequences of the students who are being

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