Cyber Bullying Essay

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Running head: Bullying Issues 1

Bullying Issues: Cyber bullying vs. Traditional Bulllying
Horache Allen
Jan 29, 2013

Bullying Issues 2
Bullying Issues: Cyber Bullying vs. Traditional Bullying Are you a victim of cyber bullying? Or were you the bully? Many people participate in cyber bullying or are victims of it and don’t even notice it. In fact, cyber bullying is becoming a big issue and is put above traditional bullying, yet traditional bullying is still occurring. Currently, there
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However, Swearer did acknowledge that cyber bullying is happening and it will
Bullying Issues 4 increase over the next couple of year, but it’s not the most prevalent. Uhls (2012) said earlier that traditional bullying only happens on school grounds, but Swearer said that’s not the only location:
Most think of bullying as a schoolyard problem, bullying can also occur in the workplace. More than 400 workers in the United States completed an online survey about negative workplace behaviors. They were told that bullying occurs when an individual experiences "at least two negative acts, weekly or more often, for six or more months in situations where targets find it difficult to defend against and stop abuse. The workers reported verbal abuse (threatening, intimidating, critical and humiliating comments), physical abuse (throwing a paperweight, shoving, pushing, slapping) and sexual abuse (unwanted sexual advances and sexual assault) (Swearer, 2012, para.13).
Naturally, where there are similarities there are some differences. One of the biggest differences between cyber and traditional bullying is the: audience. The numbers of views online are extremely higher than the views anyone will get at school or even at a work setting being bullied. Why is this? The

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