Cyber Violance

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"The saying, if sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me was ever true, it sure isn't true today"(Bazelon, 2013). Cyber violence has great negative impacts especially on young teenagers, such as posting offensive messages on Facebook or on cellular phones by teenagers. This paper is based on Facebook Scope and its outcome, due to other perspectives on Facebook and internet usage, for instance parents V school in children’s responsibility and should we ban Facebook or allow open accesses? However the new generation are extremely dependent on using technology and often involves everyday use. And due to the new technology kids are able to accesses internet easier and without parent’s supervision; this increases the risk of awful behaviour during internet usage, such as exposure to violence, pornography, cyber bullying and also drugs. A form of this kind of violence as an example can be based on verbal threats and this can cause a psychological effect due to cyber bullying and cyber victimization. According to a recent research made by professor Donna Cross 1 in 10 teenagers have been affected by cyber bullying in Australia, this includes posting embarrassing photos, sending upsetting messages, spreading cruel rumours, making fake profiles, stealing password accounts and many other forms of bullying mainly through social networking sites, for example a high level of Cyber bullying found on “Facebook” and via mobile phones. As Professor Cross stated that most Cyber bullying began amongst high school teenagers via internet and mobile phone usage and the type of cyber bullying is really dependant on the age group of those bullying and those who are affected (Perren et al., 2010, Courier, 2012).

The question for number one perspective is that: Should we ban Facebook for people under 18 to prevent cyber bullying? The registration for Facebook account is designed for people 13 and over, but there is no identification of prove of age it needed to be Facebook member, and due to the researchers and existing dangerous stories we are hearing everyday. It seems to be that there are many fake Facebook accounts in regard to their date of birth, and this can be risky for our youngsters. Most bullies are anonymous and post comments on Facebook. So many parents are complaining about their kids using Facebook and this is because Facebook is an open access to join in, so they wanted some regulation that can be put in place to ban Facebook at least for under 13 years of age or increase the age of users. However the average age was found in cyber abuse are 14 (Ripley, C 2012).

The second perspective is seen as a directly opposite view of banning Facebook, So it is seen as in this is an overblown problem and we should allow open access to the internet, however from billions of internet users 22% of them are spending their time on Facebook and they mostly adolescents . Facebook has been very popular particularly in today everyday life, it has a positive result more than its negative, people are using it to communicate, to do business, study, religious reasons and sharing many other things, so social media seems to have more positives than negatives. For that reason internet should be open access to everyone in anytime. Also in relation to cyber bullying this is an over blown problem and it is hard to overcome by banning Facebook, this is impossible because many people won’t agree with such a thing. However there are features in Facebook for preventing cyber bullying, it really depends on the users, they can block the other account or ignoring comments and also can report it in anytime. In addition there are some evidence of adolescents were talking about their experiences and they were in such a position and they overcame it by blocking and not receiving any other comments since then. There are tools for parents and others to report underage usage or any cyber bulling. However Facebook is developing a system...
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