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    In today’s society, almost everyone has had an experience with bullying. The most common form of bullying is cyberbullying, which has become an epidemic. Cyberbullying is the use of social media or technology to emotionally attack or even humiliate others.

     One student, who has asked to remain anonymous, describes her experience with bullying.

     “The experience made me feel hopeless and unworthy.” She continues to say that her attackers made her feel “dirty and worthless.” 

     Another victim of cyberbullying, who has also asked to be anonymous, makes a similar claim. “Cyberbullying can destroy someone’s reputation, and there should be more done to stop it.” She continues to state that “People shouldn’t put others down, because they don’t know what that person is going through.”

     Cyberbullying has revolutionized how we socialize. The harassment makes social media have potential danger. 

     “Cyberbullying is just a cheap way to make someone feel better about themselves without being caught,” comments student Joey Coward (10).

      It has made a huge impact on today’s society. People are now sometimes afraid to use social media, in fear of being attacked or criticized. Some people feel the complete opposite. They use social media to hurt others simply for the fun of it. People who have experienced this type of bullying first hand feel that it is degrading.

     “Cyberbullying is wrong because certain people can’t handle or defend themselves from cruel attacks,” said student Jazzmin Medina (10).

     Although efforts have been made to stop cyberbullying, it still remains in society. This form of bullying may even increase as the use of social media rises. All in all, cyberbullying has affected people in many ways, and continues to have an impact on the way people use social media. 

 

Internet Interference - Jose Fonseca (10) scrolls through his Facebook news feed. Fonseca scrolled through his news feed for about three minutes to occupy the time. "Cyberbullying can really damage someone's self esteem," Fonseca says.

Internet Interference – Jose Fonseca (10) scrolls through his Facebook news feed. Fonseca scrolled through his news feed for about three minutes to occupy the time. “Cyberbullying can really damage someone’s self-esteem,” Fonseca says.

 

If students are struggling with being bullied on or off the internet, they should feel free to call the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services at 1-800-273-8255 to talk with hotline operators about bullying.

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Views on Cyberbullying