In the news article “Technological trauma: cyber bullies more powerful than schoolyard thugs” (the Age 28/10/2006), Larissa Dubecki assertsin a reasoned and logical tone that cyber bullying should not be permitted or tolerated because it is extremely harmful to young people. The writer appeals to the wellbeing of teenagers through establishing the threats and negative impact of cyber bullying that can be physically and mentally harmful. The writer appeals to the reader’s sense of safety and wellbeing by exposing the potential danger and problems associated with unrestrained. The consequences of cyber bullying could range from “acute anxiety” to “self- harm” or even to “suicides”. LOADED language? Negative connotations? Appeal to fear? Substantiating the point with many statistics and references to authority figuresis designed to enrich the author’s credibility by relating it to the reader’s own community so that they may become more aware of the issue. Example? This is an emotional and reasoned appeal as the data results and findings prove that the writer’s perspective is not made up of hollow evidence but evidence backed up by research. Thus the reader is positioned to view the writer’s argument as more convincing because it appears to be objective and reliable. Furthermore, these statistics, coupled with reminders of past events in which victims have experienced negative emotions such as “acute anxiety, depression, truancy, self-harm and…suicides” enhances the legitimacy to the writer’s position that cyber bullying is a serious issue. Hence, the reader is inclined to agree with the writer that immediate action is required against cyber bullying because anyone who disagrees would be regarded as lacking practical intelligence since they cannot see what is self-clearly evident. The contrast between the writer’s seemingly morally upright and responsible view and the unacceptable behaviours on the offenders’ side further belittles the “perpetrators”. The writer’s...
Dhahran Ahliyya School
A person may think a word or two that are typed up on the internet won’t affect anyone, she/he (they) might think there would be a billion comments and no one would pay attention to the one she/he (they) wrote; but guess what? People read these comments and they do get affected by it. With what the harsh comment that person wrote, she/he just cyber bullied someone. Although cyberbullying may not be taken seriously, it is wildly rampant, affects youngster negatively and must be stopped.
Stopcyberbullying.org (2004) defines cyberbullying as "when one child targets another using interactive technology,” Cyberbullying is spreading fast, and becoming widely rampant. Teenagers are becoming to think that hurting someone online is normal. A survey was conducted in Dhahran Ahliyya School, asking if the students have ever cyber bullied, and the result were 42% of the students said yes and 58% of them said no. The survey shows how big of a problem it’s become. (National Crime Prevention Council, 2010) Cyberbullying is a widespread problem and its possessions can be fatal. One of the reasons that cyberbullying is increasing, is because the internet is the perfect place for bullies, the...
...Bullying refers to any kind of aggressive behavior, which is normally intentional and entails am imbalance of strength or power. Cyberbullying also referred to as social online cruelty can be described as an intentional aggressive act which is carried out by an individual or group of individuals against a victim done repeatedly over a long period of time and sent through electronic contacts. Cyberbullying is usually repeated over time unless it is a death threat. The definition of cyberbullying is limited to children while in adults; it is referred to as cyber harassment or cyber stalking. In this essay, we will look at the prevalence of cyberbullying across the US, some specific instances, its psychological effects on the teenagers and steps that can be taken to prevent it.
Cyberbullying is very common among teenagers, children, and preteens and occurs when one is threatened, harassed, embarrassed or humiliated with digital and interactive technologies, the internet or with mobile phones. The methods used in cyberbullying by children are only limited to one's access to technology and imagination. Children always change roles either as the bully or as the victim. At one time, a child can be the bully and shortly after become the victim (Jacobs, 2010)....
By Fernando Marinero & Kasey Green
What is Cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is the use of information
technology to repeatedly harm or harass
other people in a deliberate manner.
Is It Wrong?
While bullying is considered an old notion,
cyberbullying is fairly new to this day in
In an online survey conducted 52% of
people said that yes cyberbullying was a
serious problem, while the other 48% said it
The people who agree that cyberbullying is
a serious problem say that,
“According to the U.S. Justice Department, a
startlingly 43 percent of teenagers report being
victims of bullying by phone or Internet.”
“As technology improves, so do the opportunities for
bullies to strike.”
“By creating a law against cyberbullying, we would
be essentially extending harassment charges into
the cyber realm.”
The Debate (Cont.)
Then there are those people who don’t see
cyberbullying as such a big deal. They say
that bullying has always been around
“The difference between live harassment and online
harassment is that you can turn off a computer but
you can't turn off a person which is why harassment is
punishable in the real world and not online.”
“The only reason cyberbullying...
November 1 2011
CyberBullying and the Effects on Lives
Cyber-bullying may not seem like much, but in reality there are real people behind these monitors with real feelings. Cyber-bulling has caused depression, and even driven some people to have low self-esteem, and insecurities that may sometimes cause them to harm themselves and others. Cyber-Bullying is a growing epidemic with children as well as teenagers that has to stop before someone ends up hurt or worse dead.
“Cyberbullying is defined as being cruel to others by using the Internet or other technologies, such as cell phones. It can include harassing others by sending offensive or insulting messages through instant messaging, posting cruel gossip and rumors on social networking sites, sending embarrassing photos via cell phones, or impersonating someone online for the purpose of humiliation. As the use of the Internet and other technologies has increased, so has the use of these technologies to harass and bully others.”( "Cyberbullying." Prevention Researcher.Web)
There are millions of people suffering from CyberBullying all around the world. In Japan there was a Japanese child by the name Makoto he was getting bullied over Cyber-space. People was telling him that he should commit suicide because nobody liked him,...
...CYBERBULLYINGCyberbullying statistics refers to Internet bullying. Cyberbullying is a form of teen violence that can do lasting harm to young people. Bullying statistics show that cyberbullying is a serious problem among teens. By being more aware of cyberbullying, teens and adults can help to fight itCyberbullying affects many adolescents and teens on a daily basis. Cyberbullying involves using technology, like cell phones and the Internet, to bully or harass another person. Cyberbullying can take many forms:
Sending mean messages or threats to a person's email account or cell phone
Spreading rumors online or through texts
Posting hurtful or threatening messages on social networking sites or web pages
Stealing a person's account information to break into their account and send damaging messages
Pretending to be someone else online to hurt another person
Taking unflattering pictures of a person and spreading them through cell phones or the Internet
Sexting, or circulating sexually suggestive pictures or messages about a person
Cyberbullying can be very damaging to adolescents and teens. It can lead to anxiety, depression, and even suicide. Also, once things are circulated on...
In the article White House Conference Tackles Bullying by Miami Hall, she refers to a quote by First lady Michelle Obama, appearing with President Obama at the day-long White House Conference on Preventing Bullying. She says, “The issue is something we care about not only as president and first lady but also as parents. It's tough enough being a kid today, and our children deserve the chance to learn and grow without constantly being picked on, made fun of--or worse” (Hall). Cyberbullying is a new, but very crucial topic that some people don’t take seriously enough. With the new technology we have embraced, kids tend to use it for bad purposes. Everyone knows about the new programs and sites teens use for communicating with one another such as IMing, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and Tumblr. Some kids use this new technology which is supposed to better our society, as their bullying playground. The kids who abuse these sights should be punished as severely as someone who isn’t hidden behind a computer, due to the damaging effects their actions have on kids.
The amount of kids abusing the internet and tormenting kids online is growing in numbers every day. Some of them don’t realize how hurtful cyberbullying can be. Just because you’re doing the bullying from behind a computer and you are not face to face doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt just as much. The things you say are taken just as seriously. “Research...
...Running head: Bullying Issues 1
Bullying Issues: Cyberbullying vs. Traditional Bulllying
Jan 29, 2013
Bullying Issues 2
Bullying Issues:CyberBullying vs. Traditional Bullying
Are you a victim of cyberbullying? Or were you the bully? Many people participate in cyberbullying or are victims of it and don’t even notice it. In fact, cyberbullying is becoming a big issue and is put above traditional bullying, yet traditional bullying is still occurring. Currently, there has been a big debate over which type of bullying has lasting or bigger impact. Yalda T.Uhls (2012) states her argument in “CyberBullying Has a Broader Impact than Traditional Bullying” and Susan M. Swearer (2012) makes her case in “Traditional Forms of Bullying Remains a More Prevalent and Serious Problem”. In spite of their similarities, they both have two different perspectives of cyberbullying and...
...which are used in cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is defined as the use of internet, cell phones, or other devices are used to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person. Cyberbullying is a major problem affecting the younger generation these days.
CyberBullying has many kinds of examples but a few would be the bullies continuing to email them when they don’t want them to, making sexual comments, and using hateful words online. Cell phones can be used in cyberbullying as well sending calls or texts that are unwanted and harassing the victim. Why do cyberbullies do it?
People bully because they feel a sense of power. They tend to pic on kids weaker than themselves to make them feel better by taking out their feelings and aggression on other people. Most bullies do not care about their consequences of their actions. Sometimes bullies do it because it is that they think that it is a “cool” thing to do. Cyber bullies can and want keep their identity a secret because it is easier for them to make the threats or comments through the use of technology when they cannot be seen or even heard and it makes the bully easier to be anonymous.
Most people have been a part of cyber bulling without even knowing it. Cell phone bullying could be sending messages...