Cyber Bullying Cons

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In today’s society, there are various technology options available for our youth to use to interact with other people. Social media sites, cell phones, and on-line gaming are just a sample of what is available to our youth through the internet. All of these outlets make communication with others easier, but also increases the act cyber bullying. Cyberbullying is defined by the act of harassing someone online by sending or posting mean messages, usually anonymously (Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 2016). It wasn’t that long ago that most children didn’t have access to computers. Just a generation ago, the internet didn’t exist and the only way children had access to computers was in school in the computer lab once a week. Today, on the other hand, computers are everywhere and children have access to computers daily. Schools are now embracing the use of technology for teaching, even handing out personal use laptops in some schools. While this technology is a useful tool to help children grow and learn, it is also a dangerous element that has led …show more content…
Some of the benefits of teenagers being online are they are able to interact with others and build friendships, along with having the ability to do research on a paper with just a click of the mouse. Teachers are even using the technology to decrease absenteeism in their classrooms. As an educator myself, I see the benefits of social media. For instance communicating via a social media site can increase communication skills by building stronger relationships with various friends. Although there are positives to social media sites, there are also the negative effects of teenagers using social media …show more content…
• Fact: Educators estimate that more than 160,000 students miss school each day in the United States because they fear being bullied or harassed by their peers, according to the publication Internet Week (Dwight,

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