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Cyber bullying What is it and who does it affect? Cyber bullying is defined as the repeated use of technology to harass, humiliate, threaten or create malice between two or more people. Cyber bullying not only affects the individual, but their parents, friends, peers and communities.
Victims of Cyber bullying One third to one half of youth have been targeted by cyber bullies. Victims have reported that they have received harassing e-mails, text messages. Victims have had a false or damaging comment or photo posted on a social network. Victims of cyber bulling have admitted to bullying someone else online.
The Affects of Cyber bullying Those who have been bullied have had a drop in academic performance, and lower self-esteem, or even tried or have committed suicide. Cyber bullying has also been among the known causes of physical altercations and violence. Phoebe Prince is just one teenager who took her own life after beening bullied online by her peers for allegedly dating boys that were off limit to her. (according to the Mean Girls at South Hadley High School)
The Thin Line Some consider this the line that connects cyber bullying as a Freedom of Speech which the First Amendment. Putting censorship on the things that can be spoken,typed, or e-mailed has been the topic of lawmakers. They feel cyber bullying will not be tolerated.
Consequences of Cyber bullying The Library of Congress is now archiving all messages sent via the Internet from March 2006 forward. This means the government will have access to all forms of information whether it be good, bad, mean or nice for future generations to view. Prosecution (including jail time, community service)
How do we stop Cyber bullying? Parents should read comments left or sent by their children.(Be accountable) Resist the urge to bully back. Protect your accounts from hackers. Dont react; deflect or shrug off minor forms of bullying. Block or delete the person or people being the bully. Help stop it from happening to someone else. Report repeated occurrences to your local authorities.
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