The Pros And Cons Of Cyberbullying

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Cyberbullying’s definition and its term usage were already established in the first part of the essay. The second part of the essay will focus on arguments whether school policies as aided by legislation from the State are effective in terms of implementation. The first argument tackles the loopholes of the legislation against cyberbullying acts. The problem with failed implementation lies on how the legislation was formulated. Laws are ineffective if provisions are not well-crafted. According to the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013 of the Philippines which covers all type of bullying including cyberbullying, the law only covers elementary to high school students, neglecting the fact that people of different ages, not just children and pre-teens, are being cyberbullied. In Gideon Lasco’s (2016) Inquirer article Cyberbullying is worse than Bullying he emphasized that college students are also being cyberbullied. As an example, he narrated the case of…show more content…
According to their survey an average of 46 states in America give school and criminal sanctions to cyberbullies. In addition, 49 states had created their own legislation concerning cyberbullying. The states’ efforts to decrease cyberbullying cases are quite well. The only downside of addressing cyberbullying cases in the United States is only 15 out of 50 states give punishment to cyberbullies committing the offense off-campus. The ideal goal is to implement laws in a larger scale. Why would states only consider implementing these rules in the schools and not off-campus? This only means that the rest of the states not having sanctions for cyberbullies do not consider off-campus cyberbullying cases as “within their jurisdiction”. Since cyberbullying cases are done off-campus, chances are the perpetrators might just get away with their bullying

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