The Four Major Prevention Of Cyberbullying

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Bully is a negative behaviour imposed by the bully to the bullied person. It can happen at everywhere such as home, school, or even in workplace. The implications involve mental and physical despair to the bullied person. Kuykendall (2012) defined bully as “when one or more persons with power repeatedly abuse a person with lesser power for the purpose of causing harm, distress, or fear” (p. 36). Besides that, the research made by University of British Columbia (2012) showed that 12 per cent of a sample from 17,000 students aged 10-18 years old experienced bullying and 25-30 per cent have experienced or taking part in cyber-bullying. Cyber-bullying differs from the physical bullying as it normally can only occur in the presence of electronic …show more content…
1). Cyber-bullying can happen anytime (Hauck, 2014). Therefore, prevention methods shall be taken to combat this social issue and in general. It can be categorised into four major methods: by using law against cyber-bullying, through parental guidance, self-behavior, and school roles and responsibilities (refer to Figure 1 in Appendix). The first major prevention of cyber-bullying is by using law against cyber-bullying. This type of law must be implemented widely in every country and states. As the technology keeps changing and evolving, more people started using technology as communication medium. Consequently, there was an increase in number of people falling victim to cyber-bullying. The public then become more aware and start to address their concern to the authorities, so that the authorities …show more content…
Parents’ role is very important in the prevention of this crisis as compared to others. This is because parents are the closest and trusted persons to their children; therefore, they can talk and discuss things together when some problems are occurring. Hence, the main key in preventing cyber-bullying among children is the communication between parents and their children (Hinduja & Patchin, 2015). According to Hinduja and Patchin (2015), communication is useful for parents as they will be able to have a better understanding on their children as well as to develop an open dialogue with their children. This is crucial as the child would feel comfortable to approach their parents to talk over about their problems. To top it off, parents should listen to their children’s problem patiently and make sure an open line of their communication (Hinduja & Patchin, 2015). After that, take some early actions to stop the problem. If necessary, the parents can arrange a meeting with school administrator in order to discuss the matter (Hinduja & Patchin, 2011). According to Hinduja and Patchin (2011), they should report it to police immediately if the physical threats are involved or a crime is committed. In addition, the parents are supposed to spend some time to educate their children about the online issues. They have to monitor their children’s activities while online (Hinduja & Patchin, 2011,

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