Cyberbullying: The Most Common Forms Of Bullying

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Bullying is a world-wide problem and something that many people go through without it being known by anyone. Bullying can start at a very young age, hit its peak in middle school aged children, then usually decrease as children get older, but that is not always the case. There are different types of bullying and school-aged children are the common victims of bullying. Young children get bullied without anything ever being said to an adult. “Adolescent bullying may take many forms, such as physical, verbal, relational, or social”.1 The most common type of adolescent bullying is cyberbullying. Bullying is classified into four different types: physical, verbal, relational/social, and cyber, and I am diving bullying into these four types to raise …show more content…
Cyber bullying is most common during the teenage years. “Cyber bullying has recently emerged as a new form of bullying and harassment”.3 Text messages, phone calls, online chat rooms, emails, and social media are all used to cyberbully someone. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and many other social media websites are typically the most common form of cyberbullying. The bullies can use the social media websites to create anonymous profiles to target their victim. When the bully is anonymous, it’s a lot harder to find out who it is and how to get them to stop being a bully. There are numerous examples of cyberbullying. One example of cyber bullying is mean text messages or emails, which can become a point of harassment. Other examples of cyberbullying are rumors posted on social networking sites, embarrassing pictures or videos posted, fake profiles impersonating someone else, or spreading gossip …show more content…
By describing each type, maybe it will inform others of the importance of knowing the differences between each type. “The most common characteristic noted was that children who are bullied have a different appearance”.4 These victims are bullied because of the way they are dressed or the way they talk or act, and what the bullies don’t realize is that what they’re doing is physically and emotionally breaking that person down. Bullying is a whole lot more than just about taking someone’s lunch money or name calling and starting rumors. It’s also about how that’s going to change that person down the road later in life. The things that victims of bullying experience is something that other people can’t exactly relate to because they haven 't been put through

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