Cyberbullying

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Cyber bullying is a very popular trend that has been going through the news, papers and blogs recently. Social Networks are giving bullies a chance to attack others privacy and causing trauma and psychological effects from the attacks. Do the individuals who are cyberbullying mean any harm to the ones they hurt, no one absolutely knows, but it’s a fact that the victims are catching slack and having suicidal accidents because of these cyberbullies. Should there be new laws implemented to protect people from cyber bullying or not? Someone should be held accountable or prosecuted and treated as crime if a tragic event happens! Most of the cyberbullying happens on social network sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Instagram, etc. They give open access towards exposing individual’s personal information. Social networks also allow people to post personal information, which includes full name, date of birth, addresses, phone numbers, precise locations, emails and more. For example, tagging people on Facebook of pictures with vulgar language that are printed up about that person where other individuals can respond back and comment on. Information can be exposed to individuals or cyber bullies if necessary privacy account settings are not enforced. Humiliation and reputation is the main reason how most of the teenagers end up being cyberbullied. The teenagers who are attacked are highly exposed to psychological problems in their current state or future. They are likely to have major depression which can consist of multiple disorders such as anxiety disorder, panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. If we don’t implement new laws to stop cyber bulling, more and more kids can experience these type of psychological problems. Individuals who have been involved in an online attack can become afraid of outcomes; this includes avoiding those in social situations like schools. Those attacked are at high risk of becoming depressed and using suicide as...
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