Cyber Bullying: The Twenty-First Century
In the world we live in we are lucky to have technology advancements that further our education. Computers, cell phones, and Tablets have become vital things in people’s everyday lives. This technology can be used for work, education, and personal enjoyment but there is a dark side to this wonderful technology. Websites like Facebook and Twitter have opened up windows to what people call cyber bullying. Cyber bullying is when people bully other people via Internet. When it comes to cyber bullying, they are often motivated by anger, revenge or frustration. Sometimes they do it for entertainment or because they are bored … Many do it for laughs or to get a reaction. Some do it by accident, and either send a message to the wrong recipient or didn't think before they did something …Mean girls do it to help bolster or remind people of their own social standing. And some think they are righting wrong and standing up for others. (stopcyberbullying.org 2 December 2012)
For all these reasons kids, preteens, and teens are cyber bullied each day. Cyber bulling is dangerous and has become lethal. “Suicide rates among 10 to 14-year-olds have grown more than 50 percent over the last three decades” (makebeatsnotbeatdowns.org, 2 December 2012). Cyber bullying is something children need to stay away from. Teens and preteens have taken social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter and turned them into a hot spot to bully other kids. They compose Tweets and make Facebook groups that are meant to bully other kids. It’s an unfair thing and needs be stopped.
“Most kids act out violent fantasies online. It makes them feel stronger and allows them to joke around without meaning anything…when you ask a kid why there response is because I can” (stopcyberbullying.org 6 December 2012). Children have the power to do amazing things with the Internet but with that power comes great responsibility. Of course it is impossible to...
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