Evolution of Bullying
what is Bullying?
The Many Masks of Bullying.
Verbal bullying includes teasing, expressing hurtful words, and threatening the safety of others. Throughout society, people have used words to start wars, destroy lives and to verbally wound others. Students in schools experience this every day with name-calling and just pure Gossip. Back before cell phones and Internet capabilities existed Verbal, and Physical bullying ( Physical attacks to one's person which cause bodily harm) were the only ways bullying could manifest its self. Kids could escape their troubles while at home with their families, they cold close their doors and escape. Now, in the 21st Century with access to the internet and socials media its impossible to avoid. With social media being at our fingertips and the use of smartphones always in our pockets escaping people can never happen.
Cyber Bullying in the 21st Century
Richard Donegan at Elon University most forms of cyber bullying take place in the form of"...mean or hurtful comments posted online (14.3%, 8.8%), rumors online (13.3%, 6.8%), threats through a cell phone text message (8.4%, 5.4%)." This only names just a few of the possible ways that students are exposed to Cyber attacks at all times.Students and people in general can be susceptible to Cyber attacks but with proper safety precautions taken. Parents can help protect their students and them selfs the dangers of social media and internet access.
With these steps we can stop Cyber bullying and bullying in general in its tracks!
- Image masks:https://www.flickr.com/photos/1000photosofnewyorkcity/4484910116/galleries/
- image social media collage: https://www.flickr.com/photos/epublicist/9733281983
Hinduja, S., & Patchin, J. W. (2010e). Cyberbullying victimization. Cyberbullying Research Center. Retrieved from Cyberbullying Research Center Website: http://www.cyberbullying.us/2010_charts/cyberbully- ing_victim_2010.jpg