The Pros And Cons Of Cyber Bullying

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“It’s easy to be mean when you’re anonymous. There’s a lot of people who wouldn't have the cajones to say in person what they do online. But you can’t listen to somebody you don’t even know. Opinions of your friends and family matter, but you can’t listen to somebody who is nobody to you.” (Brendan Dooling) In this quote, Dooling states that anyone can have the guts to be mean when you’re behind a computer screen. This is why cyber bullying is a big concern to society today, especially with all uses of technology. On one side of the issue are those who think students should be suspended for cyber bullying; on the other side are those who do not think students should be suspended.
There are some people who believe students should be suspended
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If bullying by physical contact results in suspension, why shouldn't cyber bullying result in the same. Cyberbullying mentally and emotionally scars a person, causing low self esteem, depression and even suicide. Not only should the school suspend the bully, but also create programs in the school discouraging and preventing it from occurring with other people. Guys and girls who are bullied may find their schoolwork and health suffering. Students may begin having stomach pains and diarrhea and may get diagnosed with a digestive condition called irritable bowel syndrome as a result of the stress that comes from being bullied throughout the school year. Others may spend their afternoons hungry and unable to concentrate in class because he or she was too afraid to go to the school cafeteria at lunchtime. (Lyness …show more content…
Feelings get hurt and self confidence goes down. The other side of the argument, states that students shouldn’t be suspended from cyberbullying because it’s off school campus and because you can’t pinpoint the bully. Bullies find it easier to cyber bully online because you can be anonymous.

I feel that cyber bullying is a huge issue that needs to come to an end. It is the reason for cutting, school shootings, and even suicide. To the bullies, they just think it’s a computer game and they are pushing buttons without even realizing the damage that the are doing. Some kids do it for thrills, some do it from jealousy and some are just going along with the crowd. Many people think that the negative effects can be forgot about by a click of a button but it isn’t that easy. Ignoring the problem isn’t that easy because their self-esteems are already crushed. It follows them everywhere they

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