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Bullying refers to any kind of aggressive behavior, which is normally intentional and entails am imbalance of strength or power. According to National Crime Prevention Council ,cyber bullying, 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. Cyber bullying is usually repeated over time until it is a death threat. The definition of cyber bullying 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 cyber bullying across the US, some specific instances, its psychological effects on the teenagers and steps that can be taken to prevent it. Cyber bullying can take different forms, which may include one or a number of the following acts. It may involve sending threatening, vulgar and mean images or, messages, posting private and sensitive information about another person and excluding someone deliberately from a social online group. Cyber bullying can as well be as simple as continuing an email sent by someone and sending it to someone else with unfriendly information about that person. It can also entail making fun and teasing go so far as defamation. Another example of cyberbullying can be websites created where teens can vote against other teens. Cyber bullying is very common among children, preteens, and teenagers 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 cyber bullying by children are only limited to one's access to technology and imagination. Children sometimes change roles at one time; a child can be the bully and shortly after become the victim. In the article “The Influence of Parents, Educators, and Peer”, the two authors Sammer Hiduja,...
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