Cyberbullying And Its Impact On Society Essay

1046 Words Apr 26th, 2016 5 Pages
There are plenty of children, men and women being threatened and harassed online every day. Online Harassment is a bigger problem than we all think. Another word for online harassment is cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person. It occurs if someone is trying to get revenge or if a lot of anger is built up, and entertainment. People get harassed through texts, tweets, posts, etc. but it is not right. Only reason people have the right to harass other is because of the first Amendment; freedom of speech.
Cyberstalking is similar to cyberbullying. Cyberstalking is a crime in which the attacker harasses a victim using electronic communication, such as e-mail or instant messaging (IM), or messages posted to a Web site or a discussion group. A cyber stalker relies completely on the Internet to allow them to stalk their victim without being detected. People feel like when their private data, information, and photographs are exposed, it feels like it should be against the law. The law makes the victim feel like the bad person though, a person who has nasty pictures in their phone somehow got leaked, that person can still go to jail for even having possession of them.
If bullying online is a punishment, then so should every other form of bullying? Prisons would be over crowded. People say “bullying prepare you for the real world”, but in reality it doesn’t. It breaks a person apart. Statistics say that bullying…

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