When one think’s of bullying, they think of a big kid picking on a little kid on the playground, or the type of bullying that has been portrayed by movies and books, however, bullying has grown beyond that and had changes to adapt to the technology we have today, cyberspace. Cyber bullying can vary from social media sites, texting, “sexting”, and emails. For those who are victims of cyber bullying, there is very little they feel they can do to end the cyber bullying. Cyber bullying has terrible effects on those who are victims of this type of bullying and often lead to serious actions.
Bullying can be considered many different things depending on who is describing it, however, according to Google, bullying is someone who “uses superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.” More specifically, cyber bullying is “the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature” (Google). Those who bully may be seeking power, or a winning feeling and often times enjoy the attention they get from buying someone. It is also said that who bully others are usually individuals that have had a poor upbringing, were not shown any love growing up and are jealous, or were bullied themselves.
Cyber bullying has many effects that are destructive to the individual or group being bullied. Victims who are affected from cyber bullying often show signs of depression, loss of sleep, unhappiness, anxiety, and complex to ones self. In often times, they even get pushed to the point of thought of suicide or harm to others, such as violent attacks on other individuals. Most of these cyber bullying victims will not tell a parent or trusted adult about the bullying because they are ashamed about it or don’t want a parent to get involved and embarrass them to the bully. This may be a reason that cyber bullying may leads to such serious effects,...
Cited: "What Is Bullying." StopBullying.gov. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014.
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