Cyberbullying And Its Effects On Social Media

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Cyberbullying is becoming way to common in teens today, and technology is changing everyday. When a teen is bullied in person, they can often remove themselves from the situation, even then they are facing a group of people who are taunting them. Social media works differently (, 2015). The consequence to teens being bullied is getting worse as well. Parents need to communicate with children and tell them that if they ever see or hear of any bullying to report it right away. Bullies and mean girls have been around forever, but now technology gives the, power to do it in the whole world. Cyberbullying can happen accidently; the impersonal nature of someone’s tone – ones joke could be another’s hurtful insult. Remember, that those who bully others are not always they the stronger and bigger person in the school. It all depends on who backs them up.

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“A vast amount of bullying on social media is Twitter and Facebook, because of its open platform and the ability to make open post or send individuals private messages” (, 2015, para. 4). Hiding behind an Internet screen can give teens the power they did not have before. For some people they have a difficult time trying to speak in front of people, but the use of technology gives anyone the chance to be cruel on the Internet. According to Internet Safety 101 “95% of social media-using teens who have witnessed cruel behavior on social networking sites. And 66% of teens who have witnessed online cruelty have also witnessed others joining” (Internetsafety101, 2015, para. ). Many think the even sending emails, or leaving a voicemail can seem old school to teens (, 2015). Ways that teens bully online is by posting negative comments or pictures, posting abusive posts on user’s wall, and using pictures or videos to make fun of another user (,

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