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This type of bullying is different from traditional bullying. Cyber bullying is when a group or individuals uses electronic use of contact to deliberately cause mischief on someone else (Smith, Mahdavi, Carvalho, Fisher, Russell, and Tippett, 2008, p.376). Unlike traditional bullying, cyber bullying works its way through emails, websites, and videos, and so forth. Once an individual has gone online someone can take advantage of the fact that anything done against someone can be done with anonymity, so the same act that would have been performed on a victim directly will now be achieved as an unknown(Smith, Mahdavi, Carvalho, Fisher, Russell, and Tippett, 2008, …show more content…
In fact, in a study done by Dooley, Pyzalski, & Cross (2009) implied that,
. . . [G]irls tend to have more close-knit relationships/friendships and therefore more readily exchange intimate details and personal secrets whereas boys socialize in larger groups and share fewer details. That girls use text messaging and e-mail more than boys may result in more opportunities to spread secrets and have their secrets spread online (p.186).
Cyberbullying is an electronic based behavior that effects girls more than boys because of certain actions that would have them use the technological appliances more. This study is aimed to figure out whether cyber bullying is more widespread than traditional bullying within school and determine which type of bullying effect kids the most. This study will use secondary data collected from published statistics as sources for the research.
Data was collected from various sources to better interpret the purpose of this study. The results will present a reasonable external validity since it will be use information from more than one