Cyber bullying on the Rise

Media bullying is very common in today’s world. “Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night,” said.

Social media, and just the internet alone, has become very popular to use to bully others. This includes Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and

And once someone posts something that is bullying another student, it becomes very hard to escape from.

“The Internet has made bullying both harder to escape and harder to identify. It has also, perhaps, made bullies out of some of us who would otherwise not be. We are immersed in an online world in which consequences often go unseen—and that has made it easier to deceive ourselves about what we are doing,” the said.

Examples of cyberbullying include hurtful social media posts, sending mean texts to someone, posting embarrassing photos to social media, and posting rumors on the internet.

The internet has made bullying easier to do. A person can post anonymously something really mean to another person and stay undercover. This can cause them to keep bullying until they get caught. This is all due to computers and the internet being invented.

According to, “Today, computers are in just about every home, as well as most schools, giving kids access to technology they’ve never had before. While this is a useful tool to help them grow and learn, it also brings dangers that can lead to bullying and other issues.”

Having the internet available to people at home, work, or school allows them to have lots of opportunities to bully others. Cyberbullying has the same effect as if someone is being bullied face to face.

Gabby Douglas, a gymnastics Olympian, faced bullying during the Rio De Janerio Olympics. She got very upset at the things people posted about her on social media.

According to the, “When they talk about my hair or me not putting my hand up on my heart or me being very salty in the stands, they’re really criticizing me, and it doesn’t really feel good,” Douglas said, her eyes tearing up. “It was a little bit hurtful,” Douglas said.

Gabby avoided looking at social media and the internet in general because of all the negativity.

“One reason cyberbullying may be more harmful than offline bullying is the potential presence of countless, invisible witnesses and/or collaborators to the cyberbullying, which creates a situation where targets are left unsure of who knows, and whom to fear. Technology also extends the reach these young people have, enabling them to harass their targets anywhere and at any time,” said.