Social media is becoming more popular through the 21stcentury. Websites like Facebook and Twitter are used every day, internationally. Social media allows us to stay in communication all day, every day, without problem. This constant communication becomes a problem when it turns into cyber bullying.
Cyber bullying is when someone is tormented, harassed, threatened, embarrassed, or humiliated by another person using social media, computers, and mobile phones. Cyber bullying can affect kids by them developing depression, and suicidal thoughts. Most teen suicides are cause due to cyber bullying... [+] Read more
New York State has been proposing new anti-bullying laws. According to a news release from the New York State Assembly, the cyber bullying amendment to the Dignity act will “establish protocols to respond to cyber bullying, harassment, bullying and discrimination, including designating a school official to receive and promptly investigate reports; take actions to prevent recurrences; coordinate with law enforcement when appropriate; and develop a bullying prevention strategy; and provide notice to all school community members of the school's policies.” The cyber bullying component of the law... [+] Read more
In the article I chose, it begins by discussing forms of communication throughout the years, the telephone, cellular phones, and social media, and how parents have had their worries. It then goes on to say that social media is not negative nor is it positive, it’s neutral. It can be used to look for red flags for certain issues teenagers may have, such as depression. However, it can also be used to bully online or invade privacy. It also says that although cyber bullying is serious, and harmful, social media has become a way for young people to socialize properly (Klass). I found this... [+] Read more
Social Media websites like myspace, facebook, and twitter have become increasingly popular within the last ten years. People use these sites to communicate with friends, family, and even to promote businesses. There is a substantial amount of advantages to social media sites. These include the ability to access news easily, communicate easily, and to be updated on national events quickly. However, along with the increase of social media websites; comes the increase of cyber bullying. What is cyber bullying? Cyber bullying is when someone is tormented, harassed, threatened, embarrassed, or... [+] Read more