The Causes And Consequences Of Cyberbullying

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September 2010, Tyler Clementi committed suicide by jumping off of a bridge, due to cyberbullying. Clementi’s roommate recorded Clementi’s encounter with another male, and posted it publicly, thus causing his death. Cyberbullying is bullying online or over social media. Cyberbullying has been affecting people for a very long time, but in the last couple years, there has been so much more of it happening. Cyberbullying is an issue in most schools and is a huge deal because it can be/is happening to a lot of people around the world. Cyberbullying can be classified as many different things, such as: threats, sexual harassment, spreading lies or rumors, impersonating other people, posting unnecessary photos of that person on social media for all …show more content…
There are many deaths due to cyberbullying. But when they do happen, that’s when people care about that person, that’s when they finally say how they feel about them, like how good of a person they were (Prosecuting Cyber Bullies). Don’t you think that they should have said that before they were gone? I personally think if anyone cyberbullies anyone to the point of their death, they should get some of the blame for it. Because if they did it to one person, what 's another and another and another? Ever since social media came out, cyberbullying always has happened. Bullying can cause emotional and physical abuse to someone, because they are used to getting emotional abused, sometimes can lead to physical abuse to themselves or others. Since they could feel low of themselves already, they could get a mental illness and its a main cause of suicide. (Prosecuting Cyber Bullies). I think bullying has been taken to far if it causes someone to kill themselves when they jump off bridges because of their choice in their partners. So many suicides due to cyberbullying happens that every time it does, it get very popular all over the world (Prosecuting Cyber …show more content…
If bullying is really that bad anymore, then i really think it should have more laws against it.Sometimes, victims try avoiding their cyber bullies, but that could make it better, or harder on them. It could go either way, because really, if it doesn 't help them then it could get worse for them and get into extreme cases. Sometimes some experts say that if they get cyber bullied online, it increases the victim 's fears, and not only makes the cyber bullier want to do it more, but also make them want to do it more often. Some technology should be trying to solve “underlying problems” (Prosecuting Cyber Bullies). I think that if someone is cyber bullying, they should be warned, and if it happens again, that they get supervised or even kicked off of the website. But, this could also increase the cyber bullies thought of doing it. This kind of gives them a reason to make up a new user name, or a fake account to try cyberbullying again. Teenage girls are more likely to get cyber bullied, rather than a teenage boy. Because some people think that a girl is “weaker” than boys are. But really, the only difference is gender, so people who think that girls are weak, should get another hint that they aren’t. They can stick up for themselves just as any guy can do. (Prosecuting Cyber

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