Cyberbullying isn!t just worse than the regular case of being bullied+ it!s even harder to get away from. Cyberbullying is harder to flee because of how much harder it is to mae the person stop the insults. 3ith the statements now being on the internet it is on there forever and there is no way to tae it bac. 4)5 of targets get negatively affected from cyberbullying which carries on to school+ home+ with friends. This can mae the victim feel frustrated+ angry+ and sad. *(5 of teens thin others cyberbully because they thin it!s funny. survey toen in ())4 had 6 in 7 teens admitting to being a victim of cyberbullying. #8vidence from fact sheet%3hat if the solution to cyberbullying wasn!t to prosecute the people in the &crime but to educate people on how to avoid offense situations? 8ven if that were the solution you can!t just expect people to listen to whatever you say. 3ith ids being more involved in social media you can!t tell them not get on the internet at all because of how essential electronics are in homes. 3ith people wanting also to join groups online or on social media them being excluded on purpose. 9:5 of 66;6* year olds say they have seen people being mean to each other on social media. 8lectronics are used for more things than just the simple things lie calling a parent during an emergency. 3ith people being more involved online according to senators they are being trolled+ that there should be a conse<uence for such rude behavior. 3ith new advancements in electronics and social media maes cyberbullying much harder on the victim to get away from.
With all the people now being part of the online communitycyberbullying should be taken more seriously, there should be conseuences for such rude behavior! Cyberbullying shouldn"t give
In any essay, there will have to be a focused and clear statement of purpose. This is the thesis statement and it will form the basis of your essay on cyberbullying. Developing it is something that you are going to have to do on your own, but some guidance can be offered here.
I think that developing an essay in a 12 point format on cyberbullying would follow a fairly logical sequence. There should be some basic introduction on the topic. This can take a variety of forms. One would be to discuss the problem as a whole with evidence suggesting that cyberbullying is a real threat to many adolescents. Children like Amanda Todd, who felt the need to take their own lives as a result of constant cyberbullying, might be one approach to introduce the topic. Another approach would be to identify statistics that illuminate the real threat of cyberbullying:
The Youth Internet Safety Survey-2, conducted by the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire in 2005, found that 9% of the young people in the survey had experienced some form of harassment.
Either approach would introduce the topic in a manner that enables a thesis statement to emerge. I think that a strong thesis statement would be to suggest that cyberbullying is a new form of intimidation and harassment that is more challenging to identify than traditional bullying, but possesses an equally, if not more, detrimental effect on the victim. The thesis statement has to delve into cyberbullying, as it is the topic of the paper. Yet, I also think that it becomes more compelling to be able to do this by setting it as a contrast and sad complement to the more traditional aspect of bullying.
From this point, I think that you need to develop your three supporting points. The first might be to establish a definition of cyberbullying, exploring its dimensions. The second could involve detailing the detrimental effects of cyberbullying on the intended target. Finally, there should be a call to action in the essay, given its intense nature, that details what can be done to address cyberbullying. When defining cyberbullying, there should be a broad enough understanding which would allow a functional understanding of the topic to emerge:
Cyber-bullying could be limited to posting rumors or gossips about a person in the internet bringing about hatred in other’s minds; or it may go to the extent of personally identifying victims and publishing materials severely defaming and humiliating them.
The definition from the U.S. Legal Definitions provides a framework in order to understand the topic. Moving further into the topic could be a discussion of how "information technology" is a critical part of this construction. Cyberbullying is so challenging to address because it takes so many forms, such as traditional computing, cellular devices, online chatting, and any form of communication that utilizes information technology. When examining the definition of cyberbullying, I think that it might be important to emphasize the emotional quotient involved, as reflected in "defaming and humiliating" the intended target. The essence of cyberbullying is to render the target as devoid of emotional strength.
From this analysis, I think that progression into the second point is effective. Contrasting cyberbullying with a more traditional notion of bullying would involve discussing how traditional bullying "looks" easier to identify. The physical aspect of targeting and harassment can be seen, to a great extent, much easier than cyberbullying, which happens instantly given the technological frame of reference. The speed at which kids text and post images makes cyberbullying fundamentally different than a more traditional construction of bullying. Another aspect which illuminates the difference between both forms of bullying is the audience. In traditional bullying, the audience is localized, whereas in cyberbullying, there is an unlimited audience, formed by "simultaneous sensations of exposure (the whole world is watching) and alienation (no one understands)." This differentiates cyberbullying in how it renders the victim emotionally forlorn. Finally, it makes sense to delve into the elusive nature of cyberbullying. Forums and chats can be deleted so quickly to the untrained eye, along with new websites and the screen of anonymity that contribute to the elusive nature of punishing offenders. This might be an effective tract to take in order to discuss cyberbullying's severe and intense nature.
In the last point of the essay, emphasizing that there is a way to stop cyberbullying in a preventive and not reactionary mode. This involves teaching digital citizenship at the earliest of ages. Part of the "core element" in modern instruction has to involve what defines digital citizenship and what is and is not acceptable. High school is too late to start these lessons. As younger children become more digitally savvy at an early age, education efforts have to strike at this point and continue throughout formal education. At the same time, discussing how parents and adults can be more aware of this issue is also elemental. For example, teachers who assign in class time to work on a project using computers and technology, cannot sit idly and simply presume that their students are working on the intended task. Teachers need to be actively monitoring what their students are doing and on what websites they are visiting. Parents must also increase vigilance on this level, as well. Being able to discuss these elements, as well as illuminating how the targets of cyberbullying can find some semblance of hope in being able to make public what might be a private struggle is yet another way of addressing the issue. Concluding the essay from this would involve an active restatement of the thesis statement, and might even include a note of empathy for the tragic condition in which cyberbullying places intended targets.
These approaches can make for a rather compelling essay on cyberbullying. They feature an understanding of the topic, an introspective analysis of it in the modern setting, as well as steps that can be taken to mitigate its destructive effects.