Is Cyberbullying Worse Than Traditional Bullying?
Cyberbullying is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, harassed, humiliated or embarrassed by another child, preteen, or teen using the internet interactive and digital technologies or mobile phone. (“Stop Bullying”).Cyberbullying can be and is an everyday thing. 24/7 365 days young teens are victim to this situation leaving the victim often feeling as if they are alone, or as if they do not belong, they feel isolated and somewhat damaged. Face-to-face bullying, which can be monitored by a parent or teacher, is unlike cyberbullying, therefore parents and other adults are clueless on what is happening on the social networking sites. This makes it even more difficult for the victim to be helped and cyberbullying to be prevented, unless someone is brave enough to step forward and tell what is going on. Cyberbullying can lead to depression, anger, humiliation, and suicidal thoughts,, thus making it challenging for teenagers to be educated on how to cope with the issues.
Facebook and/or Twitter play huge roles in the internet abuse world, making it as simple as making a status or tweeting about someone who may not be as cool as the others. Name calling, black mailing, the exposing, some of the things teens may not be aware of but are signs of cyberbullying. From personal experience, I see it every day, the jokes, pictures, videos of those who are unaware of what is going on. The person committing this crime may never know that this is cyberbullying and it can hurt the victims’ feelings. And for this reason teens should never allow photos, videos, or voice recordings of themselves to be sent or even leaked to another person, so much as leaving your mobile phone around an untrusted individual can lead to the act of cyberbullying.
There are numerous signs that a child is being cyberbullied. Anger frustration and hatred are a few. “No one likes you” “Go kill yourself” “Your Ugly” may...