Cyberbullying And Its Effects On Society Essay

1717 Words Dec 10th, 2015 7 Pages
Have you or anybody that you know ever been bullied? Do you ever find yourself thinking that the cyber bullies do it for the attention? Imagine this: your head is spinning, your palms are sweating, and you find that everybody is just pointing and laughing at you. Tears run down your face as you think that this is not real life. What would you do in this situation? Would you stand up for yourself or your friend? These thoughts and actions are just the start for one suffering from bullying. It can potentially go as far as changing their natural course of life. Many people say that cyberbullying is detrimental to one’s developmental growth and could eventually lead to the extreme of suicide. What should we, as a society, do to stand up to the bullies? New programs and rules of conduct should be put into place within all schools and within all states regarding cyberbullying. According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, “Forty-nine states have laws against bullying, and twenty of them [states] specifically mention cyberbullying” (Menza 2). All states need to set in stone laws that establish the prohibition of cyberbullying. Because of this, a mixture of laws and programs is potentially the best approach to dealing with cyberbullying. What is cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is usually when adolescents use technology such as their cell phones or computers to bully others virtually and mentally instead of physically. Cyberbullying is receiving more public attention due to the harm…

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