Cyber bullying and cybercrimes are an example of internet violence and depict the reason I choose this topic. The internet violence has resulted in many adverse effects especially on teens. Violence experiences due to internet abuse include harassment, bullying, abuse of the drug, sexual abuse and psychological challenges among others (Paludi 129). This topic of internet violence is vital as it seeks to address the effect of violence due to internet and how to rescue the teens from its effects.
The medium targets teens especially at their adolescence since they are the primary victims of internet violence from the history. The internet as one of the media technology has high potentials among the youths. Young people can communicate on a regular basis with their friends and relatives. The technology in the past has developed opportunities to create friendships among the youths despite the differences in geographical locations. Academically, the use of the internet have helped to advance in knowledge in different fields. Teenagers also develop their creative skills in imagination and creating pictures by use of different software’s from the internet.
However, from the past research, it is vivid that internet have been used to cause violence especially in teens. It has been recorded that youths have used Internet to threaten or harass their peers, embarrass, abuse, spread child pornography, internet luring, and bullying among others. These forms of violence have been a disaster even to the whole nation because they are hard to provide evidence in a court of law. Others are very shameful such as sexual abuse and teen’s pornography hence they end up unreported, but the victims continue to suffer (Paludi 129). In addition, from the research, major crimes are global where the offenders are from overseas. Another setback is where the criminals and predators usually change their identity from time to time to lure more victims.
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