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Psychological considerations and sociological effects

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Psychological Considerations and Sociological Effects (Rubi) As great as social networking can be, social networking has lately brought a few issues to many people. Lately, social networking has been used for cyber bullying, a source of distraction from quality relationships, and social networks have even been
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used for sexual pleasure. Just like anything, there are pros and cons to the situation. In the following paragraphs, there will be detailed explanation of how social networks affect those who are bullied and those families who are affected by it as well as those families who go through relationship problems including divorce because of these social networking sites. At the end of the report there will also be the positive side to all of these social networking sites. Cyber Bullying Many kids throughout the years have suffered from bullying and sadly there hasn’t been a stop to bullying. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services in 2011, 20% of students in grades 9–12 experienced bullying and in 2008- 2009, 28% of students in grades 6–12 experienced bullying nationwide (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2012). Sadly, there is a new type of bullying and it is called cyber bullying. Cyber bullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2012). The 2008–2009 School Crime Supplement (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics) indicates that 6% of students in grades 6–12 experienced cyber bullying. The 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey finds that 16% of high school students grades 9-12 were electronically bullied in the past year (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2012).
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Many parents and children suffer from cyber bullying because unfortunately there isn’t much being done about this issues. Even though almost every state has a law or policy about cyber bullying, very few cover intimidation outside of school grounds. There have been cases where some of the suspended children take these cases to court because they believed it is wrongful suspension and many of the judges do actually overturn these suspensions because most the cyber bullying was done from home and not school grounds. While other judges, do believe children should get suspended even if the website is done from home. Her are two examples: Justin Layshock of western Pennsylvania was suspended after he created a MySpace parody in 2005 that said his principal smoked marijuana and hid beer behind his desk. The suspension was overturned by a federal judge, who found that school officials had failed to show that the student's profile had disrupted school operations. While in West Virginia, Kara Kowalski sued school officials after she was suspended from her high school for five days in 2005 for creating a Web page suggesting another student had a sexually transmitted disease.
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