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Cyber-Bullying and its Effect on our Youth

Cyber-Bullying and its Effect on our Youth | Social medias effect on today's generation | Scoop.it
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Kids today have more time to interact over email, text, and social media websites more then they do in person. It seems like they can keep relationships going but could it be that they are cutting of the most important relationships they have?  Kids that get bullied are likely to experience feelings of anxiety, depression, have much less sleep and experience self-hatred. The online aspect only creates anonymously sent hate, and keeps the bullying going when the child gets home. Sometimes the bullying never gets reported because the child can not even keep up with it and react let alone tell someone else. These new social media techniques make it so much harder for parents to keep track of their kids lives. When a child gets bullied they start to become less confident, quiter then they were before, and may not raise their hand in class as much or ask to speak. 

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Cyber Bullying Statistics - Bullying Statistics

Cyber bullying statistics refers to Internet bullying. Cyber bullying is a form of teen violence that can do lasting harm to young people. Bullying statistics show that cyber bullying is a serious problem among teens.
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Cyberbulling comes in many forms.  Kids all around the world are cyberbullied each day. They are called mean names and told to kill themselves. You can cyberbully by doing numerous things. Sending a mean or threatning text message, spreading rumors to other people online, and breaking into another person's account and posting things without their consent. Although some may not seem like cyberbullying it most certanly is. It may not seem like it but over half of American teens have been bullied over the internet. As well more then 1 in 3 young adults have been threatend over the internet. Over 25% of adolescents have been bullied numerous times over their phone. As well only one in every 10 teens report a cyberbullying incident to their parents and one in five incidents are reported to the law. These shocking statiscs are just few from the numerous cyberbullying problems America has incountered. 

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Girl’s Suicide Points to Rise in Apps Used by Cyberbullies

Girl’s Suicide Points to Rise in Apps Used by Cyberbullies | Social medias effect on today's generation | Scoop.it
Rebecca Ann Sedwick, 12, leaped to her death from a platform at an abandoned cement plant near her home in Florida, in a case that highlights the growing use of cellphone apps for cyberbullying.
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Another leap to death caused by social media. 12 year old Rebecca Ann Sedwick jumped off a platform of a cement plant in Florida. The 12 year old had just recently started accounts on numerous social media websites and apps such as Kik Voxer and Ask.fm. Rebecca had been hospitilized due to mean comments and texts from her classmates that led her to cut herself. Once Rebecca had seemed to get better and she re-signed up to her previous accounts the hate started again. Recieving messages like "Can u die please?", "why are you still alive" "why are you so ugly" from her classmates. Rebecca's mom, Ms. Norman, was blindsitted by the whole thing. In today's world kids are pressured to keep up with the latest social media with new backways of getting away with numerous counts of cyberbulling. Florida passed a law this year to make it easier to bring justice to the cyberbullied but many question whether Rebecca's Middle school brought enough justice. Many things that were promised to Rebecca after the bullying took place never came through and that might have led to Rebecca's death

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Cyberbullying triples suicide risk in teens : Family Practice News

Cyberbullying triples suicide risk in teens : Family Practice News | Social medias effect on today's generation | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO – Suicide attempts that required treatment were more than three times as likely in teenagers who reported being bullied online, compared with youths who were not bullied, an analysis of federal data on more than 15,000 adolescents...
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They think they are alone. They have no where to turn to and no where to hide. That is why 125 of 13-16 year olds have suicidal ideas, 4% plan a suicide and 4% have actually commited suicide. How can such young kids want to die? Well you can say its hormones or blame it on something else but it just may be because they were cyberbullied. With eighty percent of teens on social networking sites it is hard to get away from your life. It is bad enough that kids are getting bullied at school but they take it home with them. Suicide is now the third leading cause in teen deaths and it is most likely due to bullying probably cyber bullying. 6% of teens who were bullied on and offline committed suicide. Obviously something is going on and it most likely has to do with cyber bullying . 

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How Does Facebook Affect Teenagers Socially?

How Does Facebook Affect Teenagers Socially? | Social medias effect on today's generation | Scoop.it
Facebook can serve as a convenient method of maintaining contact and connections with family and friends.
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Facebook is a blessing and a curse. Facebook allows us into a peek into others lives without being in them. It keeps old friends in touch and creates new friends. Facebook allows teen relationships at school to be brought home and expanded online. Facebook also creates many distractions. It is no longer go home do homework and talk to friends it is go home do homework go on Facebook do more homerwork and check Facebook. Facebook creates a portal to your life anywhere anytime. As well it has created a new depression called "Facebook Depression" which includes anxiety and fear when it comes to Facebook use. It has also promoted the use of drugs and alcohol. They may see someone they think is cool post a status or picture engaging in these actions and think it is cool. Facebook all in all is good or bad depending on how you use it. 

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