Monday, October 18th, 2010

A recent blog post by Anil Dash claimed that cyberbullying did not exist.  After highly publicized suicides like Tyler Clementi at Rutgers University and 13 Megan Meier which were both due to harrassment and bullying online, can such a statement be true?  What do you think?  Anil claims bullying is bullying, whether you use a pen to write a note to call someone bad names or the phone for prank calling or the computer to send harmful messages, it is still just bullying.  The computer and technology allow the bullies to be lazier.  If there were no technology, would the bully still do the same things? Explain if you technology IS or IS NOT to blame for the way people are bullied these days. (You must use 5 COMPLETE SENTENCES or you will get ZERO CREDIT)

(For more information, read the article below)

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/igeneration/does-cyberbullying-exist-and-is-technology-to-blame/6453

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56 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. {*♥Sierra Valentine♥*}
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 08:36:11

    Yes, Of course this would still happen because if your child goes to school with a bully there’s a 99% chance that their going to get bullied. Even if there wasn’t no way to cyberbully there’s many other ways to bully.

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  2. kara 1st period
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 08:36:38

    I think even without technology there will still be bullying. There may not be as much but if someone don’t like someone then they can find a way to bully. Like shove them in there locker or push them or physical bullying witch is worst than online bullying i think. Because online or on phone they just say stuff but if we didn’t have that they would have to tell them to there face witch is worst.

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  3. Kayla Shelburne
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 08:38:52

    Yes the statement could be true because a lot of kids get bullied off of harrassment or bullying online. If there weren’t no technology it still would still be bullying every where either at at school, at home, or even in their neighborhood. Technology isn’t the reason people are still bullied. It’s just the people that like to pick on people for no reason. They are just mean.

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  4. jimmy mefford
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 08:39:15

    it can be true because she isn’t the only one that got bullied a lot of people get bullied over the Internet. and technology isn’t the reason people bully people. if you take it away people will still bully just not threw technology

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  5. ♥brittany morgan♥
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 08:40:18

    Yes, Of course this would still happen because if your child goes to school with a bully there’s a 99% chance that their going to get bullied. Even if there wasn’t no way to cyberbully there’s many other ways to bully.

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  6. Amani Marshman
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 08:40:37

    No not really cause you cant send or say stuff that you want to say,but yes in a way because you all go the same school and other stuff like that.I think technology is why people is getting murder rapped and kidnapped because your just going on different web sites and and talking and taking peoples numbers that you really don’t even know who you is even talking to.I think that it’s not going to stop no way because you can go on to different chat lines like bow wow they are just saying stuff to get a nigga and other people.

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  7. ☺David Romero☺
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 08:41:00

    i think that the statement can be true because there has been several of incident’s due to bullying. if there was no technology i think that bullying would still be in place because the people can still write notes to each other and write something really mean. i think that technology is blamed on one side because people get bullied easier. also technology should not be blamed because people should know better not bully anyone online. technology today has been something that people take as a place to bully other people.

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  8. ♦Taya R. Barber ♦
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 08:41:54

    ♦ I think that statement is such a lie. They were probably trying to cover up one of their mistakes. Cyberbullying does in fact exists. I think enough proof has been shown. From suicide to only god knows what so I think its been proven it exists. Well, a lot more people get on computers, and you usually spend most of your time around technology. I do think more bullying, has came into play with computers. I’m not taking up for any other kind of bulling, that’s just my opinion.

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  9. nautica
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 08:42:20

    i think if there was no technology bullying would still be the same because they can still bully you in person and i think technology is blamed for cause of bulling because if there was no myspace, facebook, and things like that in the first place then people wouldn’t be bullied so much

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  10. **Deion Sanders**
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 08:43:10

    technology is not the thing to blame because before computers there was bullying going on also.

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  11. -Yohana Elliott
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 08:43:34

    Yes I think the bully would still be a bully with out the technology. I think the bully would be more physical then sending a text. If there was no technology then the bullying would probably wait to do worse and do more face to face things. it would be harder to find a bully or catch them doing something with out the technology.

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  12. tre saurer :)
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 08:44:09

    I don’t really think that technology is to blame. I would think that people were bullyed before computers or cellphones were even invented. But either way bully’s have a way to get to the people that there bullying. Bullying has been know for a long time, but its starting to be more deadly. So we need to be more aware of bullying.

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  13. → Kaylinn Roby ←
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 08:44:49

    I agree that bullying is bullying. No matter how you do it, whether its on paper, phone, or computer, even ifs its in person face to face, Bullying is bullying. I think that if there was no technology, then bullying wouldn’t be as bad. Most people bully through technology these days. But even without technology, there would still be bullying, just maybe, not as bad.

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  14. Miami Smothers
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 08:46:34

    Yes this statement can be true cause it actually happened to someone. I think think this statement is very real and people go through bulling every day. People have to live with being bullied for a long time and there is a strong possibility that people get bullied all through school. Most of them don’t have the guts to tell a teacher or principle because the bully is so mean they say they will beat you up if you tell on them. Don’t forget that the could have internet and they can cyberbully you, and that is why i think that.

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  15. XxX Taylor Carswell XxX
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 08:46:42

    I think that both Humans and Technology is to blame.
    I mean yeah Bullying is bullying but still all the new phones they have out make it easier to text. Bullying is a SERIOUS deal, so many suicides are caused because of bullying. And did you know that 90% of bullying is actually done in a text? It’s true when they say “Theirs a thin line between words and wounds.” Even if bullies didn’t have cellphones or any kind of technology, Their would still be bullying! Technology only makes it easier for the bully to harass and bully. But bullies them self are the big reason why cyberbullying was ever existed.

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  16. Ezait Alvarado
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 08:47:06

    Without technology there would still be bullying. They can still bully you in school and outside of school. They can beat you up, make fun of you, say mean things to you and much more. i don’t blame technology because the people that bully do that stuff, so they make it dangers to be on technology online stuff. I think with out the dangers bullying and stuff on the computer it would make a safer place to be.

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  17. Aaron king
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 08:50:27

    it will always happen no mater wat. because no one will lisen to others people. because there just crull….. 🙂 🙂

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  18. juan
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 08:50:59

    Yes i do think cyberbullying is true. i think since all this tecnology came out theres been more cyberbullying. If tecnology got taken away cause of cyberbulling people would have to do it in person. I think think writing something down on paper is the same thing as cyberbulling. Cyberbulling can get worse if theres more ways to do it.

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  19. Devon Edward Fields
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 09:06:59

    It dose not matter bullying is bullying even if its on a computer or phone if you take technology away iT

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  20. Devon Edward Fields
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 09:07:52

    will make people more violent

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  21. brianna bristoe
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 11:02:23

    i think that cyber bulling is the worst and it does exist. it exist every where no matter where you are it happens. i think that is so true about bulling is bulling no matter if you use a pen or type it it is still bulling. yes because bulling would still happen at schools, on the streets and more places.

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  22. jamie logsdon
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 11:04:05

    i think there will still be bullying because people comex up to your faces because there are mean people in this world

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  23. samuel
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 11:04:24

    i think that people should not bully other people on line or texting because its a threat to people.

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  24. Jessica Payne
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 11:05:39

    yes i do think bullying is true. when all the advance technology came out there has been more bullying has happen. if the technology was token away because of bullying, people would have to do it face to face to each other. I think if people make up different ideas of technology, there will be more ways to bully each other. 😦

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  25. Elizabeth Denise Redmon
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 11:06:40

    I think cyber bulling effects EVERYONE! Yes using the computer to bully does make the bully lazier. If we didnt have technologly they would do it in person. The bullies use bulling to feel better about themselfs but acctuly they bring people down. That is why i think cyber bulling should stop.

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  26. AISJAH
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 11:08:04

    I THINK PEOPLE SHOULDNT BULLY OTHER PEOPLE IF THEY DONT WANT PEOPLE TO DID IT TO THEM

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  27. Dustin
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 11:09:14

    But cyberbullying do not exist. Then bullying is the wrong way to do it but cyberbullying is wrong to be bullying in the cyberbulling on the computer then. The bullying need to stop the bullies have no right to pick on someone and the bullies will get in trouble then. Those bullies are going on the cyberbullying to pick on someone their when they was on their own computers then. Those bullies are picking on someone to been pick on the other kid should tell on an adu;t when someone is cyberbullying too.

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  28. Jaython Elliott 3rd
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 11:10:13

    No because there were lots of suicides from cyberbullying everywhere and every second. Yes there is cyberbullying. People are committing suicide. Yes the bully would do the same thing to the victim. Yes, technology is to blame for bullying. Technology is to blame for bullying because people can bully easily without the victim seeing them.

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  29. samantha robinson
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 11:10:33

    i think that people who bully don’t have anything to do better. people think it makes them look good but it really don’t. i have never bullied someone like that. i know not to respond to anything like that. people are always finding ways to hurt you. don’t let them get to you in anyway at all. so like they said on the video stop block and tell.:)

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  30. beckham
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 11:10:37

    I think that if there wasn’t technology then there would still be bullying. I think its worse over the computers, phones, I.M, etc. Although in my opinion there wouldn’t be as much bullying. I think that because i think some kids are scared to bully in front of everybody else. I think that bullying should be stopped.

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  31. alexis jarboe :)
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 11:13:17

    i think that when you have cell phones it still don’t matter because there’s always the computers, home,and more it really don’t make a difference.

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  32. Justice Chadwell
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 11:14:28

    I think that bullies would do the same things even without technology involved because they just don’t care they just have to be the person who controls others. They might do it still because they don’t care about anyone but themselves. They might bully because they feel bad about themselves so they make others feel bad to. I think that its just stupid. I also think that people just mark it as bullying but i think that there is no such thing as bullying at all because its just peoples self expression but there expressing it in the wrong way by making people feel their pain and suffering instead of resolving it.

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  33. Mariah Segevan- 3rd period
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 11:20:42

    If we didn’t have technology then they would do it in front of you. But if bullies didn’t have any technology they still would find a way to bully you at school or at home. I don’t think any one deserves to be bullied. Bullying can cause people to comet suicide and most bully’s don’t care what they do. I think they need to be thought a lesson.

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  34. Johnathon wood
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 11:25:08

    I hate to say it but techknoligy is not to blame it is just another way to bully if we did not have techknoligy bullys would just bully people the way they do it in school beat em up. still there lunch money put em in lockers bully can bully you with any thing. techknoligy is not to blame people are to blame.

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  35. LEVI MOORE
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 11:43:07

    I think even without technology there will still be bullying.I don’t think any one deserves to be bullied. Bullying can cause people to comet suicide and most bully’s don’t care what they do. I think they need to be thought a lesson.

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  36. ♥Alexa Stewart♥
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 13:17:52

    Well First…. I think its stupid and I mean really stupid to think that Cyber bullying doesn’t exist because obviously it does. Bulling and Cyber bullying is alike and Technology makes it easier. so I think Technology is kinda to blame. If we didn’t have it though well then bullying wouldn’t be as bad.

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  37. kara allen 5th period
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 13:20:52

    I think even without technology there will still be bullying. There might not be as much but if someone don’t like someone then they can find a way to bully. because people aint going to stop bullying just because there isnt any technology.

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  38. hannan
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 13:22:00

    well i dont think technology is the whole reason to blame because there are some kids that dont use computers but still get bullied. i think most kids get bullied at school and that’s what makes them commit suicide even more because then they are seeing the bully everyday and the bully might be threatening them.

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  39. Savannah♥
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 13:22:06

    i think that if there wasnt technology then most people would not bully like they do now because alot of people always run there mouth over the phone and internet but when that person comfronts them about it they wanna try and act like nothing happened ! but also some people do bully with out technology but not forreal ! i wouldt say that technology is to blame for bully i just think that it helps the bullier to bully easier and more !

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  40. lena
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 13:22:11

    well bulling and Cyber bulling are kind of the same…just ones with technology and one is in different ways..like hands, and word

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  41. Derek Emerson
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 13:22:44

    Yes I think the bully would still be a bully with out the technology. I think the bully would be more physical then sending a text. It just saves bully’s time to send an email or text to bully than doing it physically. There are more ways to bully other than using technology. Bullying is worse with technology.

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  42. Jerimy Moore
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 13:23:47

    no such a statement can’t be true. i think that anil dash is a bully for trying to say that cyber bullying. if thgere wasn’t technology there would be bullying.

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  43. Breanna Hardy
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 13:24:30

    I think is depends on what that person say’s about one another to drive that person to end up killing themselves over a couple of words. Even if technology didnt exsist bullying still could go on no matter what, technology isnt always the key to bullying. So there for any type of bullying can go on anywhere it doesnt depend on certain things always , it to me just depends on the situation of the problem.

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  44. Devin Tyree 5th
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 13:25:24

    Well for one i totally agree. Bullying is bullying no matter where or what you do it on. Cyber bullying does excist. Why would people commit sucide if it didn’t exsit. Technology is not to blam. If the person is going to bully they are going to bully!!!! Thats what i think.

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  45. senia rascon 5th hour
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 13:26:55

    Cyber bullying is the worse i think. Its the worst for many reasons the 1st reason is that on Cyber bullying can be on the phone or myspace and facebook. people can act like someone that their not and they can get you into telling your secrets and how you feel. They can say harmful things to you and you don’t know for sure who it is.

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  46. george
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 13:28:59

    bullying is bullying no matter what there can not be a such thing as it. but i agree

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  47. Cr3ti@ M@y$
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 13:29:43

    Yess it’s still bullying with or without the technology. I really couldn’t blame technology for it because it can’t control what people do or don’t do. Yes if there wasn’t technology bullies would still do it, unless you are a victim of bullying and you pick with people over internet and you don’t know them they won’t be able to confront you. Or you’ll never bully them because you are scared too.

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  48. William Fogle
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 13:30:17

    I think bullies will still bully. They just will do it in person. That can be much worse. They could take your life for you. That’s just as bad.

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  49. Sean Cole
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 13:30:28

    i think that even without technology, people will still be bullied. even though technology helps bullies, it would not stop them from bullying people without the technology. i think cyberbullying does exist but its not as bad as regular bullying and more people commit suicide over regular bullying than cyberbullying. so technology is kinda to blame but it would not stop the bullies if they couldn’t cyberbully. i also think suicide is way over the limit of what you should do if your being bullied, it can be resolved different ways.

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  50. GABRIELA PARGA
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 13:34:18

    people would still bully whether there was technology or not. technology, in my opinion, is just another source that bully’s can use. And either way…its bullying. it hurts peoples feelings. whether its just calling people names or more.

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  51. Tiffany Freibert
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 13:51:55

    It’s still bullying whether you have tecnology or not. You are still harassing a person. I blame technology because technology is another way of bullying. People use technology when they are too scared to say something to the person’s face. Even if there wasn’t technology people or bullies would still bully. It doesn’t matter if there is technology or not.

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  52. - | Destiny Huughes < 3
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 13:52:42

    yes cyber bullying will happen because lots of teenagers think they can do it annonomusly on the internet but little do they know. police have a way of finding out. computers and cellphones and other electronic devices are just another way bullies can hurt people.

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  53. @ndre@ V@rg@s
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 14:02:45

    to be honest any kind of bullying whether it be cyber,text,virtual,or in person kind of bulling is wrong. people dont no how to respect any more and person business cant stay personal, and if you hear something about someone and then going around saying it it makes you even more of a bully, bullies will never stop until they are satisfied but whats the use they never are so they attack again and again until they are caught.

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  54. Jonathan Davis
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 16:18:55

    Bullying is bullying no matter what you do and no matter what the punishment is. Anything used to hurt someone on the inside and/or outside is bullying. If technology wasn’t around, there would be more physical bullying and it would happen everyday. Technology has been around for some time. Bullying has been around since prehistoric. Technology just adds a new method of bullying.

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  55. TEAIRA SWAZYA
    Oct 19, 2010 @ 11:14:22

    yea because like it said it could be wittern on a note so it will still be bullying.

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  56. jesse
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 11:57:13

    i think that there is bullying and also cyberbullys because why just single it out as bullying? if you give a specific bullying, they know what to look out for. so being specific helps and also cyberbullying is a different type of because its on the internet

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