Cyber Bullying Among Youth

The rapid growth of the Web has produced an epidemic of cyber bullying among youth in the US. Many people these days do not realize that bullying is not just happening on the playground, at school, or at the bus stop; it’s happening on the Internet, on social media websites and on the daily use cellphones. Cyber bullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night and include a thousand of participants. What tends to happen to that group of teens is they become emotionally unstable due to them getting bullied. They turn to drugs, suicide, and other negative type of things that they think might help them. Cyber bullying has serious psychological effects on …show more content…
Cyber bullying can be when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teenager. Cyber bullying is similar to other types of bullying, except it can happen on social media outlets or through simple text messages. It is different than ordinary bullying because cyber bullying takes place using any type of electronic technology such as; cell phones, computers, and tablets. It is not only through internet technology, but it may also include text messages, chat rooms, websites and even social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Cyber bullying comes in many different forms such as the sending of hateful text messages or emails, spreading rumors about others through email and social media networks, posting embarrassing pictures or videos of a certain person and also making up false personas over the internet. Electronic devices are supposed to be a form of entertainment in modern-day, but teens misuse their privileges by turning them into “weapons” of hate towards people they know such as celebrities, classmates, and even family members. The effects are enormous, research shows that more than two-thirds of students knew a friend who had been victimized online and almost one-fourth characterized cyber bullying as either prevalent or very prevalent in their high school. Cyber bullying is now becoming a trend that everyone should be looking out for. It is important for older generations to be informative about the issue, providing as much insight as they

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