The internet is a wonderful tool that can be used for sharing valuable information. However, this same technology can be used to antagonize and make hurtful comments. This is a particularly serious problem among the youth of society. Single acts of aggression can now be distributed to large groups of people containing disparaging remarks or embarrassing pictures. This new form of hostile activity is commonly known as “cyberbullying”, and it is considered even worse than other forms of traditional face-to-face bullying for a number of reasons.
The biggest reason is the fact that the internet is a breeding ground for anonymous attackers. A child with a high level of technological knowledge can do one of many things to hurt other children. First, they can hack into accounts and send unwanted messages to other people. This is particularly frustrating for many children because it leaves them with a feeling of powerlessness. Another thing an anonymous bully can do is to post pictures or messages on school chat room pages.
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