A modern epidemic


Cyberbullyng first communication started in the internet or when social media was introduced when everybody started expressing ideas around 1980s. 1995 was the first page service was launched and yahoo bought it in 1999 in that same year blogger was launche and baught by google in 2003 in 2006 twitter was born and in 2004 facebook launches in Harvard and by 2005 its available for 800 collages by 2006 is available to anyone 13 and over. In 2009 there are 350 million until 2010 it goes to 400 billion.


A girl named Catherine started talking on Facebook with a friend about another acquaintance, she then found out that she was being targeted by a teen who took the side of the acquaintance and clearly did not liked Catherine. She then on a party started getting physical attacked by the same person she left the party beleeding. This is an example of an opposite direction because it first started as cyberbulying and then is started to get physical bullying.


Tyler clementine was an 18 year old who comitted suicide in 2010. His reasons were that his roommate filmed with a web cam how Tyler kissed another man because he was gay and then uploaded to social media. He was bullied in social media and committed suicide in 2010 by jumping off the Washington Bridge.

Rules on basic safety and how to stop Cyber bullying

  • Don’t respond. If someone bullies you, remember that your reaction is usually exactly what the bully wants. It gives him or her power over you
  • Don’t retaliate. Getting back at the bully turns you into one and reinforces the bully’s behavior. Help avoid a whole cycle of aggression.
  • Save the evidence. The only good news about digital bullying is that the harassing messages can usually be captured, saved, and shown to someone who can help.

  • Talk to a trusted adult. You deserve backup. It’s always good to involve a parent but – if you can’t – a school counselor usually knows how to help. Sometimes both are needed. If you’re really nervous about saying something, see if there’s a way to report the incident anonymously at school.

  • Block the bully. If the harassment’s coming in the form of instant messages, texts, or profile comments, do yourself a favor: Use preferences or privacy tools to block the person. If it’s in chat, leave the “room.”
  • Be civil. Even if you don’t like someone, it’s a good idea to be decent and not sink to the other person’s level. Also, research shows that gossiping about and trash talking others increases your risk of being bullied. Treat people the way you want to be treated.
  • Don’t be a bully. How would you feel if someone harassed you? You know the old saying about walking a mile in someone’s shoes; even a few seconds of thinking about how another person might feel can put a big damper on aggression. That’s needed in this world.
  • Be a friend, not a bystander. Watching or forwarding mean messages empowers bullies and hurts victims even more. If you can, tell bullies to stop or let them know harassment makes people look stupid and mean.


Cyberbullying is a terrible thing. It has caused tons of suicides, lots of self-harm and has made an infinitesimal amount of people feel bad. At times it may seem unstoppable. That’s a lie. Cyberbullying is strong, but with our forces combined were stronger. Cyberbullying is like a fire. It’s a big roaring flame. At times it seems that our efforts do nothing against it, but eventually that flame will go out.

values of cyberbullying

- Digital writing is supposed to empower people to share ideas and criticism from their directed audience

- Content will not always be accepted by other users

- People with strict intentions are not afraid with legislation: the system is made for the “freedom of speech”

- Peer pressure helps the trolls reliving the weakness of others in the internet/ anonymous users are important in this role

-Traits and self-concept are really the ones who make cyberbullying happen. It may make another person feel better making other people feel bad. These are the main reason.

Ways of Cyberbullying

  • Impersonation of the victim
  • Threatening to send embarrassing photos of victim
  • Creating online rumors/posting humiliating things of the victim via blogs
  • Posting videos of the victim being bullied in a non cyber way in order to humiliate them
  • Harrassment via e-mails or instant messaging services