The Pros And Effects Of Cyberbullying

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One type of bullying that has grown of the last decade is cyberbullying. As technology has grown it has allowed for the ways and places that bullying take place to expand too. A child use to think that going home they would be safe and that the bullying could not follow them home. This is no longer the case; students can no longer stay home from school to get away from it as if they go online their bully or another one can find them. The movie Cyberbully which came out in 2011taught me the most about how bad cyberbullying really is. Bullying was taking place at school, in public, and through the internet. The girl in the story could not get it to stop and as a result tried to kill herself. I think that cyberbullying seems so easy to people …show more content…
Sometimes it is even adults bullying teenagers or vice versa because no one is stepping up and stopping them. Cyberbullying has many different “sides” or “faces”, it can be sending hurtful messages or images, threatening, posting things that are false to get others hating/talking about the person, making threats online publicly or privately through messages, it can also be telling them you hope they kill themselves and that they should die, and much more which I’m sure is not common but has happened or will one day happen if we do not stop this. One of the reasons other than technology growth that this has become more common is because not enough places have rules to stop this and because it is less likely you will be caught especially if you are using a fake …show more content…
This form of bullying is more likely to cause the victim to cause self-harm, use drugs or alcohol as way to try and let go, and suicide. This can happen in small forms like telling the victim one or two things over and over throughout the day that hurts them. Verbal bullying includes calling names, teasing, these are more common in younger children, preteens but can be seen up to high school. Racist and homophobic, transgender, etc. are also used for verbal bullying but this tends to be in older children, teens, and in adults. Verbal bullying can be so bad as it might not be able to be proven but it often also tends to be pointing out a flaw that the victim already feels bad about and makes them feel worse. This can include birth defects being pointed out, like calling someone limpy or something similar everyday multiple times a day. It can also be very bad where many people, bullies get involved in saying the same thing and causing the victim to feel like they cannot get away.
All types of bullying cause major harm to the victim and sometimes their family. The victim can be lead to the point where they try to kill themselves, snap and go after their bullies and sometimes others who did not stop what was happening. It can also cause them to abuse drugs and alcohol as it is their way out

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