Cyber Bullying Should Be A Criminal Offense Essay

1047 Words May 24th, 2016 5 Pages
Teenagers are faced with many obstacles that have a negative impact. Of these obstacles the most prominent is cyber-bullying. Cyber-bullying differs from traditional bullying in some ways’, however, bullying is still bullying. Teenagers are attacked by cyber-bullies daily. This particular type of bullying has many sources, but occurs most frequently over social networking sites. Being a victim of cyber-bullying can lead to a variety health problems, and if severe enough, can result in suicide. Cyber-bullying needs to be punished. Furthermore, stronger laws need to be made in order to protect people from this. Cyber-bullying should be a criminal offense because of the negative effects it has on people and what it could drive a person to do which could potentially harm them and others around them. Google defines cyber-bullying as “the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature” (2016). In the twenty-first century there has been an increase of technology. This technological increase is linked with bullying in some ways. Technology is the source of all cyber-bullying, and with how technologically advanced this generation is, bullying is made easier with the use of anonymity. It is very easy to make fake accounts online; therefore anonymity can be used as a disguise to attack victims. Because anonymous comments and post are not directly linked to bullies, they can be as brutal as they want without any…

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