Cyberbullying: The Causes And Effects Of Cyber Bullying

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Bulling is a type of physical or mentally strength of intimidation to usually force someone to do what you want. Cyber bullying is the exact same but over the internet, mainly by using electronic forms of communication for intimidation . Approximately there are a billion people on Facebook and 200 million people on Twitter and according to Facebook newsroom there are more than 200 million users on Instagram.("Our Mission" n.d. pg.1) So with the Internet, people have more opportunities to cyberbully. This include but not limited to sending awful pictures , posting inappropriate or even threatening messages. Cyberbullying has continued to grow into a new epidemic of bullying. One of the effects of bullying is that it can make someone entire personality …show more content…
According to national bulling dot com, Nearly 1 in 3 students about (28%) report being bullied during the school year . Nearly (20%) of high schoolers report of being bullied each school year , about 15% reported being cyber bullied. Bulling affects everyone not just the victims of bulling but, the bully’s and everyone surrounding them. So that type of environment is very toxic to be around. We need to be able to talk and communicate with all different type of people, and in this day of age the internet has involved into a new epidemic where information can be spread 50% faster then 20 years ago .Social media will play a big role in the change of bullying primarly, it is a better opportunity to try and better reach them digitally over the internet. To this day people can look on there timeline on facebook or twitter and there are numerous videos of bullies recieveing revenge or bullies getting caught in the act. With that epidemic it provides more oppportunity for the younger generation to recieve the messages faster and to be able to stand up and stop the cause from recycling over and …show more content…
For about every suicide among the younger generation, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it.("Stop Bullying". 2015 retrieve from http://www.bullyingstatistics.org) Honestly change is needed some instances are bullies raerly are severly punished well atlease not in effective way. Yes in school a teacher or principal may talk to the bully and say "Your suspended for a day!, or were calling your parents" but realy in the mind set of the bully he or she however would shake it off and think "well thats it" that is all the punishment I am going to recieve well, then that gives the person an opportunity to do the same exact thing over, and thats the irony of the cycle that seemed to keep happening in school, workplace, and just in public. There needs to be more punishment for bullies. If not the problem will continue to grow. I believe the situation needs to be handle through the criminal justice programs like detention, jail walk-through ,or even jail time. How many more young people need to die in order for the people to wake up? The only punishment the bullies are recieveing primarly its not working because of the statics and

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