Cyberbulling

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Stephen Emerson
Professor Reynolds
Eng 112-L40
18 Sept. 2013

Cyberbullying Cyberbullying is when one person or a group of people try to threaten, tease, harass, humiliate or embarrass someone else by using a mobile phone or the Internet. Cyberbullying is just as harmful as bullying in the real world. Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Technologies are being used negatively. When children are the target of bullying via mobiles phones or the internet, they can feel alone and very misunderstood. They may not be able to identify that what is happening to them is a form of bullying, or be confident that the adults around them will understand it that way. Previously safe and enjoyable environments and activities can become threatening and a source of anxiety. Cyberbullying can take different forms, which may include one or a number of the following acts: sending threatening, vulgar and mean images or messages, posting private and sensitive information about person, or excluding someone deliberately from a social online group. Cyberbullying can as well be as simple as sharing an email without the sender’s permission and sending it to someone with unfriendly information about someone. This can lead to defamation. It can also entail making fun and teasing someone. Even though cyberbullying cannot physically hurt you, it can still leave you feeling mentally vulnerable and very upset. You can also feel scared, lonely and stressed. You may feel there’s no way out. Escaping cyberbullying can be very difficult. Because anyone can get access to a mobile phone or the internet anywhere, it can be difficult for those on the receiving end to avoid it, even in the safety of their home. In conclusion, cyberbullying may come from many sources including phone, text messages, social networks or websites. Everyone can make a difference…...

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