CRJ 308 WEEK 4 DB1

CRJ 308 WEEK 4 DB1 - Cyber-bullying is the use of...

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Cyber-bullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person (Bartol &Bartol, 2011). By definition, it occurs among young people. When an adult is involved, it may meet the definition of cyber-harassment or cyber-stalking, a crime that can have legal consequences and involve jail time. Severe cyber-bullying can leave victims at greater risk for anxiety, depression, and other stress-related disorders. In very rare cases, some kids have turned to suicide. As a victim you often suffer from self-esteem, according to research. Additionally, it affects them psychologically and emotionally as they struggle with anger, frustration, and sadness. Finally, there are behavioral consequences as they often act out - either externally through fights, school delinquency, and sometimes criminal behavior, or internally through self- harm and even suicide. Cyber-bullies are generally a product of their environment where they are verbally or physically abused or, they may be just spoiled rotten and bored enough to make other people's lives miserable. In groups of Cyber-bullies they feel they are strong because they are together and feed off each other, but, inwardly some don't enjoy this so-called sport, but don't
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