What Is Cyberbullying?

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What is cyber bullying? Cyber bullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. Cyber bullying has become very popular within teenagers the last 10 years. It is proven that teenagers have committed suicide due to cyber bullying amongst their classmates and peers. Research has shown that there has been many cases of suicide due to bullying. To solve this problem I propose that their should be an age requirement of 18 or older to have an account on all social media sites. When setting up these accounts you will have to provide information such as your birthday and your social security number. Peer to peer bullying is nothing new. Teens have turned fun devices into weapons through websites, chat rooms, and text messaging. Teens call each other names, belittle each other , and threaten kids. In some cases which has led to suicide. Cyber bullying is much like the traditional playground bullying where there is name calling and someone is getting picked on, except cyber-bullying is done through the use of the internet, cell phones and other forms of digital technology. In order for it to be categorized as cyber-bullying, the intent must…show more content…
Teens have found it easier to now bully each other thru social media sites and not face to face. It is easier to bully online because they can not be seen and it is hard to sometimes ever find out who is the bully. However, this form of bullying has been the cause of many suicides from teens. What is suicide? Suicide is the action of killing oneself intentionally. There are many ways a person can commit suicide. Some are : taking an overdose of medicine, crashing your car intentionally, shooting oneself , hanging oneself and many more. ways. Although this is very sad the fact still remains that teenagers do these things because they have been
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