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The duty to face cyberbullying

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Haya Y. Habashneh is a student at Mashrek International School. (Photo: Jordan News)
Cyberbullying, a type of torture or harassment through the use of electronic methods, is becoming unfortunately normal, especially among young people, as digitalization expands and technology advances.اضافة اعلان

Through cyberbullying, which is just as stressful and traumatic as any other type of bullying, a bully sends, uploads or spreads negative, destructive, misleading or hurtful content about another person.

When it comes to cyberbullying, the anonymity of digital space is a huge worry because the bully's identity may never be revealed.

Another issue raised by cyberbullying is that a post on the internet leaves a trail that is available to a large variety of users. Its effect, like the information it carries, is far reaching, long lasting, and harmful.

Cyberbullying has a negative impact on a person's psychological and emotional well-being. It has the potential to affect a person's behavior, social and academic life, as well as physical and mental health. The consequences might last a lifetime, and may require the help of mental health professionals.
The anonymity of social media platforms sometimes leads individuals to believe that they may say or share whatever they want without fear of repercussions.

Everyone who uses or engages in social media in any way is vulnerable to cyberbullying. Behind a screen, children assume that they are safe, but they are not.

The anonymity of social media platforms sometimes leads individuals to believe that they may say or share whatever they want without fear of repercussions.

Bullies have more possibilities to frighten their victims as the number of social media platforms expands. Cyberbullying can occur on any website, including social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok, on mobile or tablet devices, text messaging and messaging apps.

Children between the ages of 12 and 15 are more likely to post or have access to social media and other tools that allow cyberbullying to occur.

A bully is a deadly self-loathing coward whose activities must be stopped, and that can only be done through appropriate legislation. Let us all face them.


The writer is a student at Mashrek International School.


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