Essay Cyberbullying And Its Effects On Society

1113 Words May 28th, 2015 null Page
“81% of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person” (“DoSomething.Org,” n.d.). With advancements in technology, teens are turning toward evil forces behind their computer screens. Cyberbullying has been a popular form of harassment because it is much easier for people to harass others behind the screen of their technology rather than face to face. Cyberbullying is harassment or mistreatment by an offender who is physically distant. Although cyberbullying does not involve direct or personal contact, there is psychological and emotional damage of the victim (Hinduja & Patchin, n.d.).

Being a user of most forms of social media, I do see cyberbullying first hand. I have been a victim of cyberbullying. In fact, teenage girls are twice as likely to be the bullies or victims of cyberbullying (“DoSomething.Org,” n.d.). Through my middle school and high school years, I have seen some very hateful posts about other girls, that I did not do anything about at times. Whenever it was a friend, I would always comment back, but now looking back on that, I was just fueling the fire. When someone comments something hurtful, it is very hard to not look at the comment over and over again and dig it even further into their head. Also, when someone posts something embarrassing about someone else, most people read those comments, watch those videos or look at those pictures over and over again as well. These hurtful posts never go away. People take…

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