The Act Of Cyber Bullying Essay

1759 Words Oct 11th, 2015 8 Pages
In today’s society, technology has made it easier for people to communicate with one another. Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram allow you to communicate with people at any given moment. Devices such as cell phones, iPods etc., are just a few methods of technology that allow access to the social networking. While presenting the users with an easier approach for communication, they also allow the user to essentially “hide behind a screen”. The act of cyber-bullying has been an increasing problem that has resulted from the technology advancements in today’s generations. Cyber Bullying is defined as “ an action of harming or harassing via information technology networks in a repeated and deliberate manner.” It can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, morning or night. Although one might think getting the school system involved is an invasion of privacy, there are many reasons to support the idea that it is essential for schools to take action in bullying of all kinds. By doing so, it is overall, more likely for outcomes of all kinds to be prevented. Cyber bullying can have negative effects on students such as psychological problems that could lead to depression or suicide and it can also decrease student’s motivation to build on their education. Schools can help prevent cyber bullying by introducing new polices such as offering classes on Internet safety and enforcing punishment. If schools become involved, than it can help put a stop to the malicious…

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