Cyberbullying and Humiliating Learning Content, Pt. 1
The explosion of social networking websites and programs has had both positive and negative effects. Perhaps the most widely discussed catch-22 is their power to bring people together online while, some argue, drifting people further apart from their relationships with those around them in real life. While great possibilities for online community-building and the sharing of learning content exist, alienating possibilities are also very real. One increasingly rampant phenomenon is cyberbullying.
According to the National Crime Prevention Council, cyberbullying is when technology is used “to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person.” Cyberbullying takes many forms, including repeated and unwanted emails, humiliating learning content, threats, hate speech, unwanted sexual comments, or ganging up on victims by making them the subject of gossip or ridicule on online forums. Oftentimes, the posting of personal or degrading learning content does great damage to victims.
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