Assignment 2 Analyzing Cyberbullying

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Analyzing Cyberbullying Jennifer Johnson Professor Nancy Santiago Wednesday March 4, 2015
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In today’s world the internet is becoming a dangerous place especially for adolescents. It has become a place where people can and will commit inappropriate and harmful activity (Davison). The one thing we are seeing more and more of is Cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is known as an aggressive, intentional act distributed by an individual or group, using contact in an electronic way, continuously and relentlessly against someone who cannot stand up for himself or herself easily. We see it not only happening in K-12 school but in college as well (Washington). According to research internet use in continuously increasing which in turn can increase the amount of cyberbullying. The effects of cyberbullying can be catastrophic. Victims of cyberbullying are 2.5 times more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, suffer from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, as well as other emotional and social problems, and sadly more likely to attempt suicide (Davison). It can result in both long and short term effects. In most cases students can end up disengages academically to the point that they end up failing. The most critical point in people’s lives is when they are adolescence. This is the point in life where we develop our emotional and cognitive schemes and will basically shape who we will be as an adult. Cyberbullies feel anonymous because they do not need to share their identities to the
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