Cyber Bullying

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Week #11

Title: This post will be commenting on an article found on http://www.nytimes.com called “Where Anonymity Breeds Contempt” by Julie Zhuo.

Comments: While the threat of cyber bullying is legitimate, the seriousness of it was blown slightly out of proportion from this article. While indeed there are cases of these dreadful incidents occurring, the actual odds of these events occurring is a fact that is left out of this article. This seems to be another article aimed to scare worried mothers who are looking for reasons to take away Facebook accounts from their children out of fear of trolling. Like I mentioned above, the threat of bullying is very real. I just don’t think that the majority of bullying cases end in such traumatizing conclusions. All this article seems to do is frighten scared parents. However, this is an issue that needs to be dealt with in some manner in future years. Keeping this in mind, us new media students need to decide what counts as excessive bullying, and what does not. Until this occurs, progress will be slow and painful. 

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