Q: What is Cyberbullying?
A: When a person use the Internet and Text Message to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner.
Last Year, ABC Family premiered a movie called Cyberbully
It’s about this teen girl Taylor Hillridge who gets a laptop for her birthday and signs up on a social networking site. However, She starts to feel alone as her friends ostracize her and she falls victim to cyberbullying.
Here’s a clip scene from a Glee’s episode called “On My Way”. In this scene, Glee tackle the issue on bully and suicide. That’s when The Trevor Project PSA with Daniel Radcliffe Premiere on TV.
This Subject is serious because Cyberbullying affect my generation in the young lives today.Also, Cyber-Bullying can lead to physical abuse in the school, work place, out in public, etc. In some cases, when a person who is getting bullying in public or on the internet, This can lead to someone ending their own life.
What I’m trying to say that any type of bullying is NOT OK. Some people don’t know this but words do hurt people. It hurts people in many ways such as mental, emotional, and physical.
If you don’t believe me that Cyberbullying isn’t that bad today then read the following about facts on Cyberbullying that I got from Do Something. Here is the link that i got from Do Something: http://www.dosomething.org/whatsyourthing/Discrimination
- Nearly 42% of kids have been bullied online and almost one in four have had it happen more than once.
- Among this percentage, being ignored and disrespected were the most common forms of cyber bullying.
- Nine out of ten middle school students have had their feelings hurt online.
- About 75% have visited a Web site bashing another student.
- Four out of ten middle school students have had their password(s) stolen and changed by a bully who then locked them out of their own account or sent communications posing as them.
- About 21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mails.
- The psychological and emotional outcomes of cyber bullying are similar to real-life bullying outcomes, except for the reality that with cyber bullying there is often no escape. School ends at 3 p.m., while the Internet is available all the time.
- The primary cyber bullying location where victimizing occurs, at 56%, is in chat rooms.
- Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying.
- About 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than four out of ten say it has happened more than once.
- Cyber bullying has increased in recent years. In a national survey of 10-17 year olds, twice as many children indicated they had been victims and perpetrators.