Cyberbullying Ethical Issue

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Throughout life, many people are a targeted by male and female bullies. Disturbing behavior coming from a bully is unethical. Bullying is an issue that students throughout the world are facing everyday. Without a federal law to protect people, bullies are able to continue to emotionally hurt a person. There has to be a federal law in all states to help stop the disturbing behavior that the bully is bringing onto the victim. Bullies are insecure people, and make themselves feel superior, they bully others. The victims that are dealing with harassment have essentially no voice if there is not a law to stop this behavior. Bullying is a worldwide issue and there is not a reason for it to continue to happen. If a federal law passed in all states …show more content…
Bullying can cause suicide, depression, anxiety, and a decrease in academic achievement. There is no federal law that prohibits bullying, and that is problematic. The internet has made bullying easier to achieve because of some websites that allow messages to be sent anonymously. Bullying is expanding outside of school, it is increasing the amount of people who are being bullied. In behalf of bullying that is done face to face, cyber bullying makes it nearly impossible to track down the bully. The majority of the time the bully will find it amusing to hurt the victim online because he/she can not be traced if the hatred messaged was sent anonymously. Even though bullying is known for being face to face, bullying is evolving and needs to come to stop because of the increased amount of technology that has given the bullies access to bullying online. “Bullying no longer just happens at school. It can happen online, via text message, IM, pictures, and social media. It can happen all of a sudden and escalate so fast that your head spins. It is happening more and more, but we seem to be seeing it less and less. That is because of the evolution into cyber bullying.” (Peagram 3). People who wouldn 't normally say something to someone 's face can now do it with the shielding of the Internet and that is how more individuals are being bullied outside of a school

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