Monday, April 18, 2011

Cyber Bullying

By: Stephanie King

Cyber Bullying is the use of text messages ,social websites, and emails etc. Its used harass or embarrass or have hostile behavior to a group or individual, also its intended to harm that person or group. Cyber bullying has become more popular towards young people in today's society. So parents you don't have to watch out for playground bullying anymore its the internet mostly that bullying will be happening on.Cyber bullying shouldn't be taken lightly it's a horrendous thing and can have appalling outcomes such as suicide. Research shows that cyber bullying victims have lower self- esteem, increased suicidal ideation, and variety of emotional responses, retaliating, being scared, frustrated , angry, and depressed.

Statistics for cyber bullying are 42% of kids have been bullied while online, 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once." This research was conducted based on the 2003-2004 school year of grade 4th through 8th. A recent case of cyber bullying was the Megan Meier case she committed suicide after being a victim of cyber bullying after opening an account on the social website Myspace. She hung herself 3 weeks before her 14th birthday in 2006.
Here's a video on the Megan Meier case

In conclusion the younger society now a days are using these social websites for all the wrong reasons. Their making fake pages and just either harassing people calling their fellow teens out their name etc. Social websites are not created for that their created to network or find long lost family members or just to keep in touch with family or friends.Personally i think if you don't have anything nice to say let alone say something bad anonymously don't say it at all most people who bully others in the inside feel bad about their self.



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  3. Thank you so much! Realy thanks!