Essay about Cyberbullying And Its Effects On Society

714 Words May 22nd, 2016 3 Pages
Social media is a tool that people use to torment others. One of the negative things that people use social media for it to torment people. According to Hinduja and Patchin, cyberbullying is defined as “when one experiences a repeat of teasing on social media networks, e-mail and text messages (2014)”. In terms of cyberbullying, there are three questions that are frequently asked: how is cyberbullying different from traditional bullying, why is cyberbullying so common and why doesn’t the cyberbully gain a sense of when they have taken things too far? Cyberbullying is very different from traditional bullying in many ways. First off, traditional bullying is done in person and cyberbullying is done online. In addition, cyberbullying gives the cyberbully a certain degree of protection, which is being anonymous. In terms of traditional bullying, often times, the victim can identify the bully. Cyberbullies can easily hide their identities making it easier to attack their victims. Furthermore, traditional bullying is different from cyberbullying because traditional bullying usually occurs when the victim and the bully are together. In terms of cyberbullying, the victim cannot escape the bullying. The bully can attack the victim whenever they choose. Moreover, cyberbullying is different from traditional bullying because the victim is being attacked in front of a larger audience that can include millions of people. The people that are witnesses to the bullying encourages the…

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