A lack of education is also a root cause of cyber-bullying because cost parents do not talk with their children about the dangers of the internet, more specifically: computer ethics, rules of conduct, and establishing computer consequences. A decade ago, cyber-bullying was not even a word but with the creation Of technology and the internet a new way for kids to harass and humiliate was born. Bullying has been around for many years but with the advancement of technology this injustice seems to be relatively new.
No group of people or individual gains anything from cyber-bullying or bullying in general except for maybe their own entertainment but there can e an infinite amount of people suffering. Teens and younger kids simply do not know how much power words can have on a person and these kids getting bullied are more likely to use alcohol or drugs, skip school, have lower self-esteem, receive poor grades, and many more negative reactions to the put downs and taunting. There are many reasons why cyber-bullying continues to occur.
Sometimes to keep from being bored teens and younger kids initially harass, humiliate or intimidate someone to create some excitement and without understanding the severity a negative remark can have, kids don’t see any reason to stop. Cyber-bullying also allows bullies to avoid facing their victims, so it requires less courage and gives the illusion that bullies will not get in trouble. Other stakeholder simply cyber-bully because of the social pressure, thinking that type of behavior is okay and socially accepTABLE while also giving them the opportunity for a large online audience to support their actions.
Cyber-bullying is a social injustice that represents a global issue. As long as there is availTABLE technology in a certain area there is most likely going to be young children and teens bullying each other. A study by Ipso for Reuters News revealed that cyber-bullying is becoming a problem in many countries stating that “24 countries found that nearly 80% of residents worldwide say cyber-bulling is a problem that needs dedicated attention from schools and parents. On solution to cyber-bullying would be having all parents monitor their children’s social media pages to check the content or even use filtering or blocking programs to stop kids from entering specific social networking websites on the Internet. Parents should keep close watch when their children are on the Internet and then try to see if hey show a change in mood after using the computer. One disadvantage to this approach of preventing cyber-bullying is that nowadays it is not hard to find ways around blocking and filtering software and I’m certain teens can find other sources of technology to use without their parents monitoring them.
I am positive this solution has been tried before but not to the extent where all parents are taking the time to do so. No matter what not all parents will monitor what their kids are doing but we could start anti-bullying committees or groups to try to get the message across and to inform and devise parents about the dangers of misused technology. The main outcome for this solution would to completely get rid of cyber-bullying but because that is not very realistic my hope would to inform parents and children about the social injustice so they are aware of dangers and to lower the overall accounts of cyber-bullying being reported.
Dear Holy Spirit, pray that you can protect us and keep us safe from danger I pray that you lead us and give us support to make smart and truthful decisions in the modern world we live in We understand we must always believe to love each there and We must not take pleasure in the suffering and misfortune Of others We pray for those who’s lives have been affected negatively by the hurt of others words seen by a digital screen Help those who are becoming lost in the new age of technology and give them guidance to a new path Let us use technology and the internet to improve our lives so we can gain knowledge and not to do evil May technology serve us Lord, so that we may continue to serve one another and serve you as our one and only savior Amen In my prayer I started off by asking the Holy Spirit for protection from the evil ND danger that life throws at us and asked for wisdom to always make the correct decisions especially for those who are going through difficult times. In the age Of technology we need to get away from all the distractions and come together as followers of Christ to search for the common good. I also wanted to recognize those who have been hurt or have people close to them that have been hurt by other’s careless and inappropriate actions. Those innocent victims need to stay strong and understand that God is by their side for the long run. Prayed that people use the internet for learning and for good intentions only instead for torturing the feelings of others.
I ended my prayer with the thought of using these gifts of technology for good and serving our savior and not take advantage of the wonderful creations we have. It is not clear to me what God is calling me to do through this project but am sure that he has big things planned for me. I understand that the issue of cyber- bullying is something that needs to be resolved and that many people are being hurt by this social injustice but I do not feel God speaking to me to do something bigger than this project. Eventually it will become clear to me what God wants me to do but for now I just need to keep treating people with respect and help others who are down.
The injustice that is cyber-bullying may never be fixed, all can do is help people understand that this is not the way The Lord wants us to live. Leviticus 19:18 “You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. ” The original context of this verse is a section on holy living in Leviticus in which more specifically points to susceptibilities one has as a neighbor. Ever since the 1 8th century this Scripture has been viewed as the theoretical framework behind Jesus’ Golden Rule. This passage gives a great explanation on actually taking care and helping out a neighbor in need rather than just having a nice feeling towards them.
This scripture relates to my social issue because it is setting the standard for truly loving for the ones around you and caring for them just as you would like to be cared for. John 3:15 “Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. I believe that this passage is important because it explains that there is no room for hatred of others in the kingdom of heaven. No matter how we act towards each other God will always be there watching and those who treat neighbors with disrespect will have to seek for forgiveness before their time on earth is over. Deuteron 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you.
He will not leave you or forsake you. ” chose this passage in scripture because it tells cities of bullying to be strong in faith as God will always be by their side to guide them in the journey of life. Sometimes it is hard to be courageous during dark times but once someone finds the light of The Lord everything becomes much easier. Matthew 5:43-48 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. ‘ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? ” found this passage to be important because it sends the message that even if somebody hurts you, you should keep them in your prayers and ask The Lord to guide them because we are all sons of Christ and when someone has lost their way, the right thing to do would be to pray for them. God loves all of his children equally and there is no need to have vengeance on someone who has respected you because that is not what The Lord would want.
There has not been and church documents written specifically about cyber-bullying but roots of Catholic social teaching to bullying in general can be found in the documents written by the Catholic Church’s leadership on human dignity. Pope John XIII wrote in his 1963 encyclical, Peace in terries, “Any human society, if it is to be well-ordered and productive, must lay down as a foundation this principle, namely, that every human being is a person. ” John XIII reassures the respect and honor of all human beings and as followers of Christ we must express love and gratitude to all so that everybody can be happy and feel safe. In their 1983 document, The Challenge of Peace, the American bishops wrote “At the center of all Catholic social teaching are the transcendence of God and the dignity of the human person.
The human person is the clearest reflection of God’s presence in the world; all of the Church’s work in pursuit of both justice and peace is designed to protect and promote the dignity of every person. For each person not only reflects God, but is the expression of God’s creative work and the meaning of Chrism’s attempted ministry. ” I believe that the American Bishops are hoping that me and other Catholics are called to protect and stand up for human beings without question. That we must understand that cyber-bullying and bullying as a whole is an attack on human dignity and we must come together in unity with those who have been victimized so that generations to come do not have to struggle and and experience this social injustice.
My objective for stopping cyber-bullying would be to start a committee or club in school that would get the message out about the injustice and inform ids and parents about the dangers of using the internet and ways to recognize and report instances of bullying. There will not be much money needed for this objective, all this would need is the time and support of kids and adults and hopefully they would join and help support the cause. Maybe the principal could get involved and give this objective time in front of the student body to make them all aware. Posters and flyers could be made to get the message across. None of this would require any money but instead the time and effort of a bunch of people coming together would be the funding. There could be many moves on addressing this social issue.
The ideas of getting schools involved or creating social clubs are very realistic ideas that could be easily jumpstarted with the support Of a few people willing to devote a little time to help fix this social issue. The goal would not be to completely rid of cyber-bullying because that would not be a realistic, but to get people involved and have them well informed would be a great action and very helpful. There for sure are organizations against cyber- bullying just like I stated as my objective. It would not be hard to join and m sure that they have the same beliefs and ideas that had about getting the message out and informing people about cyber-bullying.
The hopes for these organizations would not be getting cometh ins physical but just getting the facts out to people who are interested would be a success. The more people who are aware of the social injustice the better. My social analysis and theological reflection helped me decide the action I would take because my objectives are to make sure that everybody is treated with respect and to protect the feelings Of others and getting people informed and aware about Weber-bullying best reflects my intentions. I would bring intention to my issue and my proposed plan simply by getting as many people informed about it as possible. Hopefully more and more people will be finding out and getting involved so that we can help the greatest number of kids and teens from being harmed.