Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Blog 1: Cyber Bullying

Cyber Bullying

It hurts people physically and emotionally, and can happen to anyone. Cyber bullying is an issue that has been on the rise since the digital world has become a daily usage in most people's lives. A lot of teenagers or even young children agree that they frequently see bullying online. For example, a lot of the cyber bullying that occurs is when people discriminate against another person's belief. Another common reason is, when per-teens and teenagers share the wrong information and files on the internet. An example is the Amanda Todd case that occurred in Canada October 2012. She committed suicide after posting a video on YouTube begging for cyber bullies to stop tormenting her. Cyber bullying can create many problems in a young person's life. It will affect their ability to perform at school. Also, cyber bullying affects a person's confidence and how they see themselves'. Children are now taught about the different types of bullying, how it affects the victim and how to stop it, from a young age. Cyber bullying not only hurt the victim, but also the family's victim. It is very hard for parents to know that their children are being hurt and not be able to do much about the situation. I really hope that one day, the education system tries to play a bigger role in teaching kids about this area because it will help keep the school environment a safe and enjoyable place to learn. I remember when I was about the age of eight or nine and two older girls from my school use to bully me on the bus. It was a horrible feeling and I really felt like no one could really help my situation but myself. Even though I was at such a young age, I remember feeling very helpless and it was definitely a hard stage in my life. Since, I have experienced bullying personally, it is a very important topic to me and I wanted to raise more awareness on the issue.

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 Link to Amanda Todd story: