Cyberbullying is a new way of doing an old activity. Cyberbullying is defined as harming others through the use of any technology. Yes, Cyberbullying should become a part of the United states criminal code because it is harmful, real, and widespread in American; therefore’ the justice system needs to protect the victims of this heinous and cowardly crime both online and offline.
People on either sides of this argument both agree that cyberbullying is harmful to the victims. “Online victimizations are associated with emotional distress and other psychological problems, including depression” (source 1). By this the author of source one means that by being exposed to this type of treatment cause some of its recipients to be prone to psychological problems as well as emotional distress. “Dr. Boyd, a fellow at the Burkman Center for internet and society at Harvard University, says, “There are a lot of kids hurting badly online” (source 2). Dr. Boyd meant that due to this treatment some of the victims to this are hurting due to the severity of this treatment.On both side of this argument people agree that the victims of cyberbullying are harmed either psychologically or mentally.
Cyberbullying is a REAL problem that needs to be handled with the upmost force. “Cyberbullying is a grave matter that warrants thoughtful attention and a thoroughgoing solution” (source 1). The problem of cyberbullying is a problem that is not going to disappear on its own there needs to be a strong force behind a plan to solve this problem and that solution should be enforced by the justice system. Everyday people face the horror of being bullied by the used of the any technology. “Sixty percent of mental health professionals who responded to the survey of Internet Mental Health Issues report having treated at least one patient with a problematic internet experience in the previous five years; 54 percent of these clients were 18 years of age or younger”...