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Cyber harassment ( part-2)

 Cyber harassment ( part-2)

In the last two years, we have recognized the importance of technology. In covid times, we have seen how big companies have shifted to the online platform, not just this, students are getting more involved on the social media platform. 

Social media platforms have created great benefits for our society, these benefits were seen in covid times though it has somewhere expanded our society and diversified the way people communicate with each other and yet these platforms also have the power to cause harm. 

Posting hurtful messages about other people is a form of harassment known as cyberbullying. Some acts of cyberbullying can lead to serious consequences. In 2010, Rutgers university student TYLER Clementi jumped to his death a few days after his roommate used a webcam to observe and tweet about Tyler's sexual encounter with another man. Tyler's mother stated ‘ in this digital world, we need to teach our youngsters that their actions have consequences, that their words have real power to hurt or to help. They must be encouraged to choose to build people up and not tear them down.”

The methods used in cyber bullying are, in social media, cyberbullying can take place on social media sites such as Facebook, myspace, and Twitter. Cyberbullying has become more common nowadays because of all the technology that children have access to.  It becomes harder to stop when parents and children are unaware of when and where it is happening. 

In gaming, studies have discussed the direct correlation between exposure to violent video games and cyberbullying also took into account personal factors such as, ‘duration of playing online games, alcohol consumption in the last 3 months, parents drunk in the last 3 months, anger, hostility, ADHD, and a sense of belonging”.

In search engines, information cascades happen when users start passing along information they assume to be true, but cannot know to be true, based on the information on what other users are doing. This type of information spreading is hard to stop. Information cascades over social media and the Internet may also be harmless and may contain truthful information.

There are various fields in which laws can be enforced to avoid cyber harassment, a majority of states have laws that explicitly include electronic forms of communication within stalking or harassment laws. 

 In Schools, teachers can also be cyberbullied by pupils as well as my parents and other school staff.  Harassment can also be done among students. The safety of online privacy issues in schools is increasingly becoming a focus of state legislative action. 

There are laws that only address online harassment of children or focus on child predators, as well as laws that protect adult cyberstalking victims, or victims of age. There are many states including Florida, California, etc which have passed laws against cyberbullying.

I would like to conclude that cyberbullying is a serious offense and it should be catered with special laws concerning this area. 



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