Social Networking Site: Cyber Bullying
With today’s technology Bullying has become easier then ever; youths of this generation do not even need to have a personal confrontation. Cyber bullying can be defined as any communication posted or sent by any interactive device that is intended to frighten, embarrass, or harass and is disturbingly common among the Canadian youths. Research has shown that more than 55% of all Canadian youths aged 12-17 has a social networking account. But if misused, it can leave us vulnerable. Teens could be affected both physically and mentally. Words are more powerful than you think. Even if it is not a direct physical attack, they can still cause a lot of damage. What one posts online can stay there forever. Older youth tend to use the Internet more often so therefore has a greater chance of getting cyberbullied. A large number of youth and their parents think that this type of bullying is not a big enough deal to cause problems. However, it has been proven that a victim of cyber bullying can be lead to serious disorders for the future. One seventh grader named Sarah Lynn Butler committed suicide due to her incapability of handling the messages she got online. On the morning before her suicide, the last message she read was: “she was easily forgotten, and that she was just a stupid little naive girl and nobody would miss her” (Pure Sight, Resource Centre). Everyone has their own method when it comes to handling online messages and there would be a different consequence for each solution. Unfortunately, not everyone is knowledgeable enough to approach their problems the correct way and many chooses to escape them rather than to face them. One of the ways teens use to hide away their fear is to self harm for they believe if they hurt themselves then they would not feel the pain inside. Some even choose to take drugs so they could keep their mind off their issues and hide away in their temporary happiness. Not only did social...
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