The alarming rise in cyber bullying seems to be a surprise to many people. Especially the older generation. In fact, there has always been a type of bullying connected to technology. When the automobile came along it became common for people (protected inside their metal fortress) to suddently develop road rage and say things they’d never say if they weren’t surrounded by a car.
The cell phone and the tablet are no different. You can now say things to people, and about people that you might never say to their face. And, like anything else, when you start doing something “just a bit” it becomes a habit and a trend very quickly.
When you say something mean or hurtful to someone via txt or chat there is no threat of immediate physical retaliation. That makes a huge difference to how bold some people will become.
What are the biggest topics of cyberbullying
Not surprisingly it seems that ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends and relationships in general tend to start cyber bullying attacks. Whether the bullier is jealous, angry or just trying to be cool, picking on someone else generally makes them feel better about themselves.
Of course, a persons appearance, race, religion and culture are also targets for the bully looking to fell better about themself.
The fat guy, or fat girl in high school is an easy target for cyber bullying and usually the center of some very hurtful jokes. The fashion industry and Hollywood has put a premium on being fit and the perfect weight. No wonder the weight loss and diet industry is thriving.
Weight loss and dieting has always been a major trend in adults, but it is now becoming even more popular in the teenage generation. Perhaps the threat of cyber bullying has something to do with the diet trend become younger.
Everything for exercise programs like P90x, gym memberships, shakes and meal replacements are now being purchased by young teenagers. There has also been a dramatic rise in purchase of supplements like Phen375 and Proactol in younger people. Before any young person starts purchasing diet pills to lose weight and stop the bullying they should read the information at http://www.phen375warnings.com
Cyber bullying is probably here to stay. Even though the courts are talking about charging parents, or heavy fines, the person doing the bullying is trying to make themself feel important. And until we as a society address that fact the bully will need to get their fix. Bullying online can bring out a real mob mentality!