More than million of young people experience going through tough times with cyberbullying. Have you figured out how to stop cyberbullying?
Introduction to the Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is becoming of the most dangerous and worst issues over the recent years. Now is the best time to stop cyberbullying. Cyberbullying affects everyone badly through the internet and text messages. A lot of teenage kids are starting to become cyberbullying victims, and the bullying kids are expanding techniques. We have to focus on this one main problem, cyberbullying, to find a way to stop it. Unfortunately, the bullying and cyberbullying have been expanded exponentially each year. Even if we can stand against the cyberbullying ourselves; we must not allow it to happen to others and defend the victims.
A lot of teenage kids are becoming internet addicts, as they use Facebook, Twitter, and other forms of social media. They message each other like texting. Sadly, many are already victims of the cyberbullying every day. Some people create the new technology of harassing or harming others through the internet, that is called- Cyberbullying. It is “bullying that takes place using electronic technology” (“What Is Cyberbullying”, para. 1). Teenage kids have a hard time avoiding cyberbullying, but it never stops spreading out the terrible rumors against others. The technology of cyberbullying easily travels so quickly just like 24 hours within seven days straight. The cyberbullying pictures or text messages are very hard to be tracked because text numbers or IP addresses are sometimes odd. The images or text messages from cyberbullying are not very simple to be removed; they are just like the glue to the things forever. Statistics show “42% of kids have been bullied while online” (“Cyber Bullying: Statistics and Tips”, para. 3). We do not know why people are participating in this awful activity. We should figure out what cause people to become cyberbulliers.
Why People Are Cyberbullying
Sometimes, we do not understand why people enjoy cyberbullying others. Interestingly, There are a few reasons why people participate. The first reason is that teenage kids seek the revenge on others. The second reason is that teenage kids want to deserve the reward so one can feel good. The third reason is that teenage kids want to be part of the popular peers to prove that one would be very brave enough to stand for. These reasons why people participate in cyberbulling are easy to tell. One of the worse causes of the cyberbullying is Facebook; it is very kind of popular site where people can easily spot the victims and seek for the revenge. Cyberbullying through text message is so hard to tell because of changing various numbers too many. A lot of people happen to be intelligent mentally and emotionally to find some tricky ways to harass or hurt others through the internet. For example, my friend found herself in the bathroom with some girls, somebody took a picture of her privacy and shared the photo through texting everyone at the school. She was embarrassed and hurt; I felt so sorry for her. I had to help her through tough times. The effects of cyberbullying will vary with each individual.
The Effects of Cyberbullying
The effects of cyberbullying can lead to various emotional issues. Suicide is one of the highest effects of cyberbullying victims. Many cyberbullying victims are emotionally feeling fear and hurt when they read the rumors from other cyberbulliers. This leads to the victims who are attempting to commit suicide because some people tell them to kill themselves such as “you should die” or “why cannot you die? You ugly!” In the true story, the girl named Rebecca Ann Sedwick, a 12 year old girl, killed herself as the result of that “The Lakeland Ledger reported that detectives found multiple social media applications where Rebecca was constantly bullied with messages, including ‘Go kill yourself,’ and ‘Why are you still alive?’ (“Florida: Bullying Investigated After Girl, 12, Kills Herself”, p. A17). Parents of the cyberbullying victims and teachers should look for the signs of the cyberbullying victims in order to avoid the suicide. Teachers or professionals are doing their duties to take action if they find anything happens from the cyberbullying. We know that the victims are emotionally scared of telling on the cyberbulliers or they are feared that no one would believe what one says about cyberbullying. Now, we have to think of some ways to prevent the cyberbullying to order to put an end to this.
For Parents and Teachers Tips
At last, we create a few ways to prevent cyberbullying. But preventing cyberbullying is not easy. Parents and teachers should check on the cyberbullying victims and see if they are ok or not. And they should ensure that their kids should not be scared of annoying on others because they are willing to help prevent cyberbullying. Talking to the victims would be a good idea because that is so important to show they are not alone in their struggles. “Adults must partner with children to create a social network in support of them” (Kelley, p. A13) in order to help to teach the kids learning how to deal with these emotions and how to protect themselves at the school and through the internet. In conclusion, we can and will continue to help the kids stop cyberbullying no matter what.
- “Cyber Bullying: Statistics and Tips.” I-SAFE Inc. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 May 2017. <https://www.isafe.org/outreach/media/media_cyber_bullying>.
- “Florida: Bullying Investigated After Girl, 12, Kills Herself.” The New York Times [New York] 13 Sept. 2013, Today’s Paper sec.: A17. Print.
- Kelley, Michelle. “Bullying Is Serious, Growing Problem.” Fauquier Times Democrat [Warrenton] 2 Apr. 2010, Editorial & Opinion sec.: A13. Print.
- “What Is Cyberbullying.” StopBullying.gov. Department of Health and Human Services, 07 Mar. 2012. Web. 31 May 2017. <https://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/what-is-it/>.
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If someone you know is being bullied, take action. Just standing by can empower an aggressor and does nothing to help. The best thing you can do is try to stop the bullying by taking a stand against it. If you can’t stop it, support the person being bullied. If the person s a friend, you can listen and see how to help. Consider together whether you should report the bullying. If you re not already friends, even a kind word can help reduce the pain. At the very least, help by not passing along a mean message and not giving positive attention to the person doing the bullying .