Stop Cyber-bullying

27 Oct

Cyber-bullying is when someone is using the internet and other related technologies to intentionaly and repeatedly hurt someone and their reputation in a hostile manner. This can be done by either posting messages or pictures of the individual online, or send a text on a phone to try to embarrass somebody. Cyber-bullying can be as simple as continuing to send e-mail to someone who has said they want no further contact with the sender, but it may also include threats, sexual remarks, pejorative labels (i.e., hate speech), ganging up on victims by making them the subject of ridicule in forums, and posting false statements as fact aimed at humiliation.Kids report being mean to each other online beginning as young as 2nd grade. According to research, boys initiate mean online activity earlier than girls do. However, by middle school, girls are more likely to engage in cyber-bullying than boys do.Whether the bully is male or female, their purpose is to intentionally embarrass others, harass, intimidate, or make threats online to one another. This bullying occurs via email, text messaging, posts to blogs, and Web sites.

Its important that we take a stand and put an end to cyber-bullying. Start a campaign and to stop cyber bullying and also educate young people about the harmful effects of cyber-bullying so that they don’t get involved in that type of hostile environment.

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4 Responses to “Stop Cyber-bullying”

  1. changemakermvu October 27, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    i also agree to that.

    Patrick Uchebo

  2. changemakermvu October 28, 2011 at 3:06 am #

    I believe this vice is not given much attention as its supposed to. Numerous suicides and inflictions such as low self esteem and substance abuse have being attributed to this. Its being documented that between 15 and 35 percent of teenagers have being victims of cyber bullying, which in my opinion is a lot.
    – Millicent Afeame

  3. changemakermvu November 1, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    Maurice just delete them or block them! lol

    -Mauricio Mancilla

    • changemakermvu December 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

      I totally agree to this because I knew someone who was bullied like that so he moved and changed everything. Later on I found out he commited a crime and killed himself.
      – Esmeralda Armijo

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