November 1 2011
Cyber Bullying and the Effects on Lives
Cyber-bullying may not seem like much, but in reality there are real people behind these monitors with real feelings. Cyber-bulling has caused depression, and even driven some people to have low self-esteem, and insecurities that may sometimes cause them to harm themselves and others. Cyber-Bullying is a growing epidemic with children as well as teenagers that has to stop before someone ends up hurt or worse dead. “Cyber bullying is defined as being cruel to others by using the Internet or other technologies, such as cell phones. It can include harassing others by sending offensive or insulting messages through instant messaging, posting cruel gossip and rumors on social networking sites, sending embarrassing photos via cell phones, or impersonating someone online for the purpose of humiliation. As the use of the Internet and other technologies has increased, so has the use of these technologies to harass and bully others.”( "Cyberbullying." Prevention Researcher.Web) There are millions of people suffering from Cyber Bullying all around the world. In Japan there was a Japanese child by the name Makoto he was getting bullied over Cyber-space. People was telling him that he should commit suicide because nobody liked him, after reading this and hearing these things about him, Makoto became anorexic and rarely emerged from his room and tried to commit suicide twice in a year. “When people tell you your life is not worth living you start to think that way.”(Makoto Web). With Japan having over 96%(Cyber Bullying Bedevils Japan.Web) of high school students having their own cell phone the bullying never stops. After a boy at the age of 18 jumped off of a high school building and died because children from his high school and other high schools in Japan was posting nude pictures on cyber-space it drew attention to both children and adults of Japan that Cyber-Bulling is more then just...
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