The bullies also do not see the immediate reaction of their victims. Finally, it is difficult to escape a virtual bully and the latter are often motivated by boredom.
It would not be a mistake to suggest that technology should be praised for contributing to the quality of life of the humanity. Indeed, if it had not been for it, people would have never been able to enjoy life in many of its manifestation. However, just like any other phenomenon, technological development has a backside as well. For example, environmentalists argue that due to the current practices the nature suffers much more that it used to prior to industrialization. There is another aspect that is often overlooked, namely the influence of technology on the way people interact with each other. This paper will try to answer question why cyber bullying is different from its conventional form.
Cyber bullying, as it can be easily understood from the very name, is a new kind of bullying that happens in the virtual world. It involves a victim, a single person or several, the bully, once again one individual or a group, as well as the bystanders. As a result, a user is sent various messages that are either threatening, causing defamation or simply untrue and have a negative impact on his or her social life, often causing significant psychological distress. The victim can either receive such disturbing messages privately or read them posted in social networks or other web sites.
It is rather obvious that for a considerable period of time the society was not able to form a particular position with regard to this phenomenon. On the one hand, it could not be recognized as a social issue since the rate of occurrence of it was relatively small as well as it was often explained by the lack of proper behavior of the people online which is something that can not be helped directly. On the other hand, there was a