1. An Exploratory Study of Cyberbullying with Undergraduate University Students (p. 181) Carol M. Walker et al.
Compare cyberbullying as defined in this article with traditional forms of bullying (i.e., bullying without the use of technology).
In the article, the research shows that the increasing usage of electronic devices is strongly linked to the increasing rate of cyber bullying. Cyberbullying firstly has done via social networking sites like messengers, Facebook, text messages, pager, pictures, music and video. In comparing with the traditional bullying, cyberbullying is more harmful. There are some psychological circumstances that are associated with cyberbullying. Victims are reported anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation. The research’s aim is to define a person's psychological needs as they narrate to cyber bullying. Studies were given to 666 students at a university. The results showed, 55.3% of the subjects reported experiencing some form of cyber bullying. It was found that 22% of the subjects reported to have engaged in cyber bullying another person at some point in time. The study showed that aggression and interception are main psychological needs concerning cyber bullies. while In traditional bullying, the evidence shows that there is no involving any electronic gadgets, but bullying done on students by their seniors, in that case the most of students are found with smoking, drinking alcohol, problem behavior, low commitment in academics.
2. Tarmageddon: Dirty Oil is Turning Canada into a Corrupt Petro State (p. 211) Andrew Nikiforuk
Analyze Nikiforuk’s use of the word “Tarmageddon” in his title. Explore both the connotations and denotations of the term.
The term, “tamageddon” used by the author Andrew Nikiforak, in this article demonstrates the meaning of tamageddon is the mixing of tar which is obtained from the oil industry to sand. This mixing of sand and tar impact negatively on the Canadian’s...
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