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Why Cyber Bullying is bad
Initially, when there was no much technological advancement, school bullies were the
main problem for teenagers and children. Nowadays, the internet is the leading platform
where people are bullied on a daily basis. To some extent, in this life, someone has faced
cyberbullying or will face in the future. Cyberbullying has become so rampant that out of
control because people find it easy to reach their targets. This use of electronic devices or
computers to intimidate, humiliate and threaten other people is what is called cyberbullying
(Duverge). Cyberbullying causes psychological and emotional distress to the victims.
Notably, the victims of cyberbullying experience very unique negative feelings as well as
negative consequences. Below are the common feelings and effects that are associated with
cyberbullying, and that makes it lethal to the affected.
It leads to victims feeling overwhelmed. Once cyberbullying involves a lot of people,
the victim may feel crushed, and sometimes it may make someone feel as if the whole world
is engaging and is against them (Hurley). Once they feel this way, they usually fail to
understand their reason for living; hence some end up hating themselves and developing the
suicidal feeling. The situation often feels like it is beyond their control.
Victims usually feel powerless and vulnerable. Feeling safe is everybody's wish, and
once it has tampered with, it makes the victims find it difficult to be safe. At any time of the
day, the victims are aware that they might be bullied over their cell phones or computers at

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their homes (Nixon 143). This means that there is nowhere they could be safe, even at their
own homes. In their minds, they feel like bullying is everywhere, and there was nowhere to
hide. Since the bullies may be able to hide for an extended period, the victims usually start
developing fear.
Victims feel like they are being humiliated and exposed. Because cyberbullying is
experienced in the cyberspace, it feels like the bullying is permanent. When something
terrible happens to someone online, it usually feels like it will always be there and targeting
them all the way (Wolke and Lereya 880). Due to the nature of bullies sharing essential
information through messages, nasty posts, and texts, the victims feel humiliated as a
significant number of people have information about them. No one wants their private life
exposed to the rest of the world, and when it happens, people feel as if they are naked.
Victims have a feeling of dissatisfaction with who they are. At their most vulnerable
state is when victims are attacked. Once this happens, the victims usually start to doubt who
they are their value as well as worth (Wolke and Lereya 881). The response, in most cases, is
people prefer to harm themselves in one way or the other. For instance, when a lady is
regarded as fat, they may be tempted to crash their diets because they believe by so doing,
they may change their looks and stop the bullying. In other instances, they may decide to
change their attitude and appearance to avoid more cyberbullying.
Victims feel vengeful and angry towards the bullies. When someone is bullied, they
feel upset about it and everything happening to them. In most cases, they think that the best
way to deal with the bullies is through revenge hence getting engaged in retaliation
(Duverge). When this happens, the victim and the bullies can never get out of it as they end
up being involved in a victim bully cycle that never ends. This is very dangerous to both the
bully and the victims, as the urge to get even may lead to people killing each other.

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Student’s Name Professor’s Name Subject 16th April 2020 Why Cyber Bullying is bad Initially, when there was no much technological advancement, school bullies were the main problem for teenagers and children. Nowadays, the internet is the leading platform where people are bullied on a daily basis. To some extent, in this life, someone has faced cyberbullying or will face in the future. Cyberbullying has become so rampant that out of control because people find it easy to reach their targets. This use of electronic devices or computers to intimidate, humiliate and threaten other people is what is called cyberbullying (Duverge). Cyberbullying causes psychological and emotional distress to the victims. Notably, the victims of cyberbullying experience very unique negative feelings as well as negative consequences. Below are the common feelings and effects that are associated with cyberbullying, and that makes it lethal to the affected. It leads to victims feeling overwhelmed. Once cyberbullying involves a lot of people, the victim may feel crushed, and sometimes it may make someone feel as if the whole world is engaging and is against them (Hurley). Once they feel this way, they usually fail to understand their reason for living; hence some end up hating themselves and developing the suicidal feeling. The situation often feels like it is beyond their control. Victims usually feel powerless and vulnerable. Feeling safe is everybody's wish, and once it has tampered with, it make ...
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