Social networks, instant messaging and text messaging are the raging trend for teenagers. Through these forms of communication, teenagers can stay in contact with their friends and peers, even after they come home from school. Social networking and texting can be fun ways to keep the conversation going between friends, but they also come with some inherent dangers. Cyberbullying has become common place for teenagers.
What is Cyberbullying?
Cyberbulling occurs when an individual harass, threaten or humiliate by another individual with the use of technology.
Cyberbullying can take place in several different ways. One common example is
-sending mean and hateful emails, instant messages or text messages.
-Sending private, often embarrassing, information to large masses of people
-Creating Facebook groups or websites that mock or harass other individuals
-and sending inappropriate photos or videos of them via cell phone or email
How does cyber bullying make you feel?
-Online bullying is very serious. It can make you feel scared, upset, embarrassed or everyone is against you.
-With online bullying it can sometimes feel like there is no escape as it can happen anywhere and at any time.
-Cyber bullying can also be really scary as it might involve a lot of people.
-It can often be done without anyone knowing who is behind the bullying. They might set up fake accounts, hide their IP address or block their mobile number. You might feel that people are ganging up on you.
Many teenagers nowadays killed themselves because of cyberbullying.
1. AMANDA TODD
-15 Year old girl who go with friends on webcam to meet and talk to new people.
-she was then introduced to an anonymous person on Facebook who flattered her so much till the point of convincing her to flash her topless body to him, so she did.
-A year later, another anonymous person sent her the picture and it went viral, creating a mass of bullying and teasing to the point that she had