Create a 5 pages page paper that discusses comparison of cyber and school bullying. The stories that are found in the media in relation to both cyber-bullying and traditional bullying. From the narration, one thing is clear, both cyber-bullying and traditional bullying are not good and the victims suffer in many ways. However, the question that still remains is, is cyber-bullying similar to traditional bullying. If not, where are the differences?
Despite these questions, it is clear that both are major social problems in our society, which can be categorized in one broad category. bullying, which is the use of coercion, force, or the aggressive domination of another person. In most cases, bullying is not a one-time behavior. Instead, bullying is somehow how a repetitive behavior. Bullying includes many acts such as verbal, physical assault, and other behaviors that lead to threats and harassment of the victim. Before technological development, only one type of bullying existed, traditional bullying, which evident through its many forms with the main one being school-bullying. However, with technological development, cyberbullying developed. Although the two are types of bullying, they have different characteristics as different mediums are used when bullying individuals. Traditional bullying takes place in the real environment while cyber-bullying occurs in the virtual environment.
Statistics show that both cyber-bullying and traditional bullying are still high in the modern environment. According to Uhls, a survey on the same, which was completed in 2007, showed that over the two month period that the survey was taking place, both types of bullying were happening at a high rate (Uhls, 2012). Although this is the case, the same author argues that one of the bullyings is higher than the other since traditional bullying was higher than electronic bullying.