In a world of social media and internet bullying, the fine line between social media use and cyberbullying is often overlooked. Despite the fact that most social media platforms offer anti-bullying tools, many users are still subject to harassment online.
Bullying on social media can take on many forms, from slander to cyberstalking. In some cases, the behavior can even cross over into criminal behavior. In California, an individual may face up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine for harassing another person by using an electronic communication device such as a telephone or computer.
A recent study found that higher social media addiction scores, more hours spent online and identifying as male significantly predicted cyberbullying perpetration among adolescents.
The first step is to educate your child about social media and the dangers of being cyberbullied. This includes understanding what is considered harassment, how to report cyberbullying, and how to keep your child safe.
Social capital, or social status, is a complex and highly dynamic term that is used in sociology to describe the networks of social connections between individuals. According to the theory of social capital proposed by Bourdieu, a person's social capital is accumulated through their relationships with others and the activities they engage in.
In the context of school, social capital is cultivated through relationships with peers, and the interactions students have in classrooms are highly conducive to forming bonds of trust. When these bonds are broken, it degrades the social capital of some classmates while elevating that of other classmates.
While social capital is a critical factor in the formation of positive relationships and friendships, it also plays an important role in negative peer relations. This has been shown to cause depression, anxiety and other emotional disorders.
This is because people can often feel more isolated and insecure when they have negative peer relations. As a result, they are more likely to become depressed and self-harming.
Moreover, students who are a victim of cyberbullying often have a difficult time interacting with their friends. They may withdraw at school or refuse to speak with their parents about their problems. They may hide their accounts and hide evidence that they have been cyberbullied, and this can be especially hard for children who are very impressionable.
This means that it is essential for teachers to have conversations with their students about social media and cyberbullying, and for them to make sure they are not being abused in the classroom. They should also teach their students to never respond to a bullying or harassment post with anger or retaliation.