The Causes And Consequences Of Cyber-Bullying

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Each year, many children, teenagers, and even, young adults are affected by some form of cyber-bullying, anywhere from an embarrassing picture or video posted on Facebook to a malicious text message. According to Peter Smith and his colleagues, they define cyber-bulling as, “An aggressive, intentional act carried out by a group or individual, using an electronic form of contact, such as e-mail, instant messages, digital images, and messages sent to a cell phone.” (Kowalski, Limber, Agatston, 57). Cyber-bullying destroys many lives and family, so I believe it should be taken more seriously now than it has ever been. In 2015, a Massachusetts high school student hung herself after being bullied, and six of her classmates were charged in her death. A Rutgers student, Tyler Clementi, jumped to his death after his roommate and another student videotaped him during a gay dorm room encounter, and the two students were …show more content…
Bullying experts say that most victims of cyber-bullying become clinically depressed and alienate themselves from their friends, they lose interest in hobbies that they once enjoyed, and close themselves off from the world. (Billiteri, 1013). Many people that are affected by cyber-bullying usually keep it to themselves and deal with it on their own, especially, adolescents they usually do not report it and suffer in silence. Also, most adolescents start having issues at school and home, most turn to drugs and alcohol to deal with the pain and hurt. (Billiteri 1013). Cyber-bullying could possibly lead the victim to bring a gun to school and cause harm or even death to fellow classmates. For example, April 20, 1999, two Columbine high school students brought guns to school and killed twelve classmates and one teacher. Even though, they were not victims of cyber-bullying, it can still lead to the victims hurting other

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