While traditional bullying can start on the playground or at school, cyber bullying continues outside of school hours and on social media which leads to the phrase cyber bullying..typical bullying is physical while cyber bullying is mental. Nearly 40% of kids have been bullied online and one in four of those kids have had it happen more than once. Cell phones and other mobile devices are most popular technology utilized by adolescents, a report from Cyber-bullying research center states that 33.8% of student between 12 and 17 are/where cyber bullying victims. and 11.5% of students between the same ages 12 and 17 have been the cyber bully. The Cyber bullying Research Center also stated that 1 in 6 parents know that their child is being or have been cyber bullied. For more information go to enough.org
Cyber bullying can take many forms like sending mean messages, threats to a person’s cell phone, spreading rumors online or through text, to posting hurtful or threatening messages on social networking sites,web pages ,or stealing a person’s account information to break into their account. Other things can be like sending damaging messages,or pretending to be someone else online to hurt another person, even taking unflattering pictures of a person, and spreading them through cell phones. 19 percent of cyber bullying often entails the spreading of rumors
This topic is important because if someone is harassed or constantly getting threats or hurtful messages in some cases it often leads to suicide. About 4,400 deaths per year occur, at least 100 teens attempt suicide, and 14 percent of high school students considered suicide, and 7 percent have attempted it, information found at bullying-statistics.org. People need to end cyber bullying. There has been a lot of deaths due to cyber Bullying. Too many lives have been taken due to hurtful comments on social media, and parents have lost their loved ones.When it comes to cyber-bullying, the cyber-bully is often motivated by boredom. They are basically taking someone’s child away from them and just imagine how the parents felt, and how empty they were, let alone how guilty that person felt. If they wouldn’t have only option. Many people are involved in cyber bullying one way or the other, either as the victim or as the perpetrator. “Cyber Bullying is not okay it needs to stop.” this was said by Juliann Olivera
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teens, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. And according to studies by Yale University, Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims and the younger the victim is the most likely they will attempt suicide. Over 80 percent of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most common medium for cyber bullying. 68 percent of teens agree that cyber bullying is a serious problem. 83 percent of victims felt that the bullying hurt their self esteem. The number of children and young people self-harming has risen dramatically in the past 10 years, according to the British daily newspaper, The Guardian. 30 percent of children who have been bullied have suicidal thoughts, a 5 percent rise from 2013. 10 percent of children have attempted to take their own lives due to bullying. 7 percent of victims have bullied others as a result of their torment. Cyber bullying, It happens over text, it hurts mentally and sometimes physically. If people didn’t say those things, those people might still be here today and it sucks to think about that. People need to think about what they say because it could save a life. Over 70% of of students report frequent bullying online.
81% of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person, Over 70% of of students report frequent bullying online. According to the CDC, ‘Rebecca Sedwick was almost 13 when she committed suicide after repeatedly receiving online messages telling her, “No one cares about u,” “U deserve to die” and “Why don’t u just kill yourself.” She joins 4,000 other youths who have taken their lives this year.’ October 31, 2013. You could save a life or end it depending on what you say to someone. So Be careful! Once its said, the web is fed. The major point that we’re trying to express is to end cyber bullying and to spread positivity across the web one text at a time.