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Why is cyberbullying an issue?
Because media and internet and our generation is changing in society. Society is more picky now adays.
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Cyberbullying Cyber; to mean electronically, by way of virtual computer over the internet or airwaves. Cyberbullying is bullying by texting and emailing people to embarras…s them and hurt their feelings. Texting is the most popular way. Cyber or internet bullying is where you are being bullied over the computer. This can be done by people leaving messages on websites, Bebo's, Facebook, my-space and even general bullying over messenger programs. This can really hurt a persons feelings and is not a good thing to do as it just shows cowardliness. Most bullies, when stood up to, will back off and leave you alone. If you are being bullied you can however save the comments or conversation and show it to police officers. It is unlikely that they will do a lot but it can result in them confiscating the bully's computer and things similar to that. Cyberbullying is when you go to places like chat rooms, or other places where you can connect with people and the people that you talk to say mean things or offensive types of stuff or sometimes sexual comments and things that just make you feel uncomfortable. An example would be if you were talking to someone you didn't know in a chat room and they say " GIVE ME YOUR ADDRESS OR I WILL COME AND KILL YOU!" something like that. It is very scary and cyberbullying should be stopped and if that is happening to you, tell someone you trust and let them take care of it and don't go to that place again! Note: You can be blocked immediately from WikiAnswers for cyberbullying. See the WikiAnswers cyberbullying guidelines in the Related Links below.
Soon as computers were made.
Cyberbullying involves recurring or repeated harm willfully inflicted through the medium of electronic text. In order for it to be cyber-bullying, the intent must be to cause …emotional distress, and there must be no legitimate purpose to the communication. Cyberbullying 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). Cyber-bullies may disclose victims' personal data (e.g. real name or workplace/schools) at websites or forums, or may attempt to assume the identity of a victim for the purpose of publishing material in their name that defames or ridicules them. Some may post victims' photos, or victims' edited photos like defaming captions or pasting victims' faces on nude bodies. One famous forum for disclosing personal data or photos to "punish" the "enemies" is Hong Kong Golden Forum. Cyberbullying is when you're on a site or MSN or some sort of cyber talking site. And then they start talking to you, and soon become so nasty and start to call you names and start using unsuitable words. A cyberbully is a type of bully that does his work online. His/her words can be so rude and hurtful that they may be capable of affecting your behavior. Sometimes their words hurt as much as being physically bullied. Such acts should be reported to Supervisors. Supervisors will let them off with a warning first, but if this does not end, they will be blocked. But, unfortunately, cyberbullies may make a new account, and continue their acts of violence. But they will be blocked again. Avoid these bullies. If you feel that you are being cyberbullied on this site, Please report it in the community forum, or to any supervisor. Action will be taken.
There are many pro-active activities and discussions that parents can have with their children in order to avoid incidents of cyberbullying or to address any early signs that …it may be happening. How to protect your child:Talk with your child about netiquette, how to behave and communicate politely over the Internet and other mobile devices. Importantly, teach children to never say something about someone online that they wouldn't say to that person face-to-face. Bullying others, online or in person, is never appropriate behavior.As mostly cyberbullying happens on social networking sites, so be "friend" with your child on these networksMonitor your child's internet activity with an internet monitoring software like Safetyweb (requires no download or installation, thus easy to use) so that you can make sure your child is not involved in such issue and is safe. Make sure your child understands that comments and images posted on the Internet can be long-lasting and have a global audience.Teach your child to keep the passwords to their online accounts private. Create passwords that are a combination of letters and numbers and are difficult to guess. Passwords should not be shared with friends, not even a best friend.Talk to children about how to handle strong emotions, such as anger. It is never appropriate to send a message or post a comment on the Internet when you are angry or emotional.If your child receives an angry or taunting message, teach them to refrain from responding and to tell a responsible adult. Responding to these types of messages could encourage a bully to continue to pick on the victim.Know how much time your child is spending on the Internet and mobile device.Enjoy the Internet with your child. If you are unable to sit down together at the computer, at least know what activities they are doing online. Consider installing parental control software to monitor your child's activities and limit the Web sites that are available.Encourage your local schools to educate the students on cyber ethics and the law.
Cyber bullying could be done in many ways. However tips on how to do so aren't going to be found here.
First, Don't get involved in cyberbullying others. If you are being bullied, share it with your parents or friends or teachers If you are a parent, take steps to safeguard… your child from cyberbullying by talking with them, monitoring their online activity, etc.
Msn,facebook ,e-mail , cellphone/texting ,twitter ,my space, windows live messanger,bebo's and chat rooms are all ways to get cyberbullied
Some of the forms of cyberbullying is via text, e-mail, chat room based websites, and examples like AIM chat or Yahoo chat.
There are many issues both with the actual 'activity' and for the persons health and emotions. Some Cyber-bullying is does anonymously therefore the person may feel …even more at risk because they can't get help against a specific person. Furthermore, even if it's not done anonymously, the person may have effects later on in life or their present time, they could plummet into depression or have a mental illness that may be because of their bullying. Not only this, but not many parents/people know what their child/friend etc. is doing online so cannot help, people may be/come introvert and not tell.
the person that can help is your virgina you can have sex with the victim and they will feel happy again
very serious you can go to jail
In today's day and age, cyberbullying is an issue that turns up almost daily. However, this problem of cyberbullying is silent and rarely addressed. That needs to change. With… technology becoming more available to kids, bullying on the schoolyard is a thing of the past. Why would a child risk being caught teasing on the playground when they can hide behind a computer screen? The issue is not technology, but of teaching children how to handle it while maintaining a respectful outlook toward peers. Educating children to the many forms of technology that are readily available is the first step toward solving the issue of cyberbullying. Only then will we be looking toward solving this silent problem that we call cyberbullying.
How would you counter the argument that cyberbullying is not an issue and should not have the same penalties as regular bullying?
A lot of people have committed suicide from cyber bullying, of course it has the same penalties as regular, it is ILLEGAL!
It can result in many things; self harm, suicide, running away, and can cause people to lose focus. It's awful but if you stay confident and get a good education, then you can… show those bullies.
most likely jealously... someone is jealous of what someone else has, so starts cyber bullying to try get some type of recognision.
Cyber bullying is done by people like you and me. They can be anyone. These kind of people generally have inferiority complex and find internet as a good way to prove themselv…es superior by abusing others.
The anonymity of the internet makes bullies bold and even more cruel because they have less or no fear of retribution or that any consequences exist for their actions.