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In Australia, Is Cyber Bullying A Growing Problem for Young People?

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Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Discussion
    • Background
    • Case Study: Mobile Phones
    • Conventional Responses
    • Effects of Cyber Bullying
    • Policies
  • Conclusion
  • Recommendations
  • References

Executive Summary

The emergence of new technology has also given birth to a new form of bullying called cyber bullying. Although, a relatively new phenomenon, this form of bullying has attracted a considerable degree of attention due to high profile cases, some of which have resulted to deaths of children. This report would outline how the issue came to be, emphasising in particular the severity of the problem and focus on the detrimental emotional, psychological and behavioural impact of cyber bullying on children.

  1. Introduction

Cyber bullying is a relatively new phenomenon which emerged with the recent popularity of the Internet as a form of communication, entertainment and arena for social interaction. This so-called cyber-bullying can be used as an evolution of conventional clandestine ways of bullying, Ken Rigby clarified, only this time it is done by utilising machines, the Internet and other technological devices. (p. 112) It is necessary to emphasise that bullying is always the same except in the technical context: it arises when a child is exposed to a constant stream of aggressive and intimidating actions and texts that trigger tension and anxiety and lack any ability to avoid it. In fact, the physical isolation of the bully and his victim is no longer relevant in terms of the frequency, nature and scope of damage sustained by the bullies and endured by the victims.

In Australia, Is Cyber Bullying A Growing Problem for Young People

  1. Discussion

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