Cyber bullying is still bullying!
What is cyber bullying? are your kids in danger? How can you portect you and your young? What are some myths about cyber bullying? What information should you give to people on the internet? Read more to find out.
What is Cyberbullying
Did you know that cyber bullying is a crime? It is also becoming a huge controversy across the United States. "Cyberbullying is a problem that affects many American teens each year(Josel)." Kids are being threatened and tormented on the internet. They are pushed to their limits. Many of teens commit suicide when they cannot take any more. "'Cyberbullying' is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones ("Stop")." Many children do not tell an adult about what they are receiving from cyberbullies. Sometimes luring little kids or teens into a group that rates and comments negatively on other people they do not like is considered cyber bullying. Cyber bullying is a huge issue in the United States. What are some ways of cyber bullying and what are they defined as?
Different ways to Cyberbully
"Cyberbullying is a problem affecting almost half of all American teens."
"Cyberbullying is a problem affecting almost half of all American teens."There are many ways to cyber bully. You may be cyber bullying without even knowing it. Some ways of cyber bullying include: flaming, "dissing," harassment, and images and videos. On the Internet, flaming is giving someone a verbal lashing in public. ("What"). to treat with disrespect or contempt ("Dissing"). Harassment is defined " to create an unpleasant or hostile situation for especially by uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical conduct ("Harassment")."
The problem is that it is still socially acceptable to demean women, still socially acceptable to casually propose violent acts, still socially acceptable to engage in character assassination, and still socially acceptable to attack certain minorities... ~Stephen Downes
There are many people who get cyber bullied every day. Some are led to the point of suicide. Julianne Flory is one of many victims of cyber bullying. In "Cyberbullying: A victim's story," she tells people her story. "We're going to get you tomorrow." Many bullied people receive messages like this every day. Luckily Julianne Flory survived the pain. Most people do not take the pain. They end their life because of so much pain. The victims either end their own life or others take it before they even have a chance (Catcheside).
There are many ways you can protect your family and yourselves from cyber bullying. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, you can refuse to pass on cyberbullying messages, tell your friends to stop sending messages that contain cyber bullying content, and tell a trusted adult if you know of any cyber bullying ("Delete"). Gaurding your contact information is another way to protect yourselves from cyber bullies. You can also advise your service provider. Reporting cyber bullies to the Police is a great way to protect yourselves and others ("Spotlight"). You can protect yourselves and others from cyber bullies.